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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 30

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are a few links from last week, too, shared from my iPad while I was on vacation in Disney World. Topics this week include authors, book lists and awards, common core, diversity, events, growing bookworms, reading, publishing, schools, libraries, and summer reading.


Henry Winkler: I love acting but I am proudest of my books - @TelegraphBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary | Mental Floss via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit

Book Lists and Awards

As Easy as ABC: Awards, Best Sellers, and Critical Thinking by @gregpincus

Kirkus Reviews unveils three $50,000 book prizes (for fiction, nonfiction, and #kidlit) @bkshelvesofdoom

Ten Dystopian Visions for middle grade readers, some classic some new, at Views From the Tesseract #kidlit

Damian Dibben's top 10 time travel books | @GuardianBooks via @tashrow #kidlit

Interesting! Top Ten List: Favorite Postmodern Picture Books by Frank Serafini @nerdybookclub #kidlit

Killers in Plain Sight: Five Stories about Assassins in High School @bkshelvesofdoom #yalit

So You Want To Read Middle Grade: Natalie Aguirre on upper middle grade #kidlit @greenbeanblog

YA Gets Nordic: Seven Stories with Roots in Norse Mythology from @bkshelvesofdoom #yalit

A Tuesday Ten: London Calling . . . | Speculative #kidlit set in London | Views From the Tesseract

3 YA Novels To Help Us Remember Our Nigerian Girls @mitaliperkins

15 books that should be the next Percy Jackson from @book_nut #kidlit

Common Core

Part One: Developing Your Nonfiction Reading Aptitude by Sue Bartle at The Uncommon Corps #commoncore

Beyond the Backmatter: Nonfiction Equivalents of Bonus Features and Director Commentary at The Uncommon Core


30 Diverse YA Titles To Get On Your Radar from @catagator @bookriot #WeNeedDiverseBooks #yalit

Thursday Three: Diverse Picture Books suggested by @MotherReader

For Armchair BEA, @MsYingling shares a list of books for kids about other cultures #WeNeedDiverseBooks #kidlit

DiverseBooksCampaignHow To Get People To Care: Anatomy Of A Trending Hashtag, #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign @FastCompany @PWKidsBookshelf

Where Are All The Fat Girls In Literature? | Mariko Tamaki in @HuffPostBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

It's Not Me, It's You: Letting Go of the Status Quo | Zetta Elliott @HuffPostBooks via @SheilaRuth #diversity

Diversity in Children's Books: Moving From Outcry to Real, Market-Driven Solutions | Kyle Zimmer @FirstBook @HuffPost

The Great Greene Heist goes on sale today! Have you taken the Great Greeene Challenge? @haleshannon @varianjohnson

Events, Programs and Research

Activities for Children's Book Week 2014 suggestions from @BookChook

Read with your ears! Free SYNC audiobooks this summer, starting now! | @BooksYALove

It's time for The Sixth Annual Book-a-Day Challenge from @donalynbooks #bookaday

48hbc_newCentral Ohio Blogger Breakfast to Kick Off to 48 Hour Read and Book-A-Day @FrankiSibberson #bookaday #48hbc

Successful Brains, on the behavior differences between successful people and not from @tashrow

Growing Bookworms

When Imagination, Story & Creativity Work As One by @TrevorHCairney #literacy

Create a reading culture, make sure you are not perpetuating" gender stereotypes, writes Stacy Dillon

Good advice! Chris Evans: parents must read to their children, in @TelegraphArts via @librareanne

The progression of her sons as readers by @katsok and how to create the next generation of @NerdyBookClub members

"The best thing we can do to ensure our boys are reading ... is to get to know each child" @katsok on boys + reading

On building a reading culture | We’re All In This Together by Emily Meixner @NerdyBookClub


RT @RosemondCates Check out the fabulous @JensBookPage on  #spotlightsaturday

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

"why do we keep judging readers who don’t have the privilege of buying ... books from a (physical) store?" @catagator

At The Uncommon Corps, Marc Aronson explores the question of what we mean by "pleasure reading"

Define "Reading", @catagator responds to recent studies about people reading less, questions definition of reading

Fun! Putting Your Book in Your Book — @100scopenotes (on illustrators including call-backs to their own work)

A refreshing primer from @tlt16 | Dear Media, Let me help you write that article on #YAlit via @PWKidsBookshelf

MAKING OUR OWN MARKET: Why I Leaped into Print-on-Demand and Ebook Publishing by Carole Boston Weatherford |

On ‘The John Green Effect,’ Contemporary Realism, and Form as a Political Act by Anne Ursu via @bkshelvesofdoom

Schools and Libraries

Can teachers read books only for pleasure or do they think about teaching? Both. by Amanda Jaksetic @nerdybookclub

Another sigh! School Librarians Get No Love in Allentown School District (1 librarian for 15 elem dists) | @sljournal

Sigh! California’s Modesto City Schools To End Library Instruction for Elementary Schools | @sljournal

Summer Reading

IndieBound has released recommended#SummerReading #kidlit. @tashrow shares the top ten, w/ links to more

#SummerReading List: Books, Resources and Programs by @momandkiddo

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