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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 9

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Note that I published diversity and gender-related links in a separate post, because there were quite a few. 

Book Lists

2014 Mini Trend: #kidlit featuring Ninjas from @100scopenotes

A Tuesday Ten for Mother's Day: SFF #kidlit w/ mom as a main character from Views From the Tesseract

Great Kid Books: Common Core In Real Life: Baseball Edition by @MaryAnnScheuer

#CommonCore IRL: Baseball books for middle grade fans (ages 8-10) @MaryAnnScheuer

Let's Celebrate Mother's Day with Kids (and books) @BookChook

An eclectic 4th Grade Summer Reading List from @momandkiddo #kidlit

Every Dog Has Its Day: Dog Adoption Stories from the SSHEL blog #booklist

Diversity + Gender

Those links published separately.

Events + Announcements

#Nonfiction in Picture Books: A Panel Discussion, report in @PublishersWkly

Where The Wild Things Really Are, @PublishersWkly report on recent panel on Sex and Violence in Children's Literature

Seems like a no-brainer: Eoin Colfer Named children's literature Laureate in Ireland #kidlit @PublishersWkly

The 2013 Agatha Awards have been announced. Kudos to @CGrabenstein for Mr. Lemoncello's Library via @bkshelvesofdoom

The Edgar Award winners have been announced: via @bkshelvesofdoom #kidlit #mystery

Poetry Friday: Wrapping Up #NationalPoetryMonth by @JoneMac53 at Check It Out

GottaBook: 30 Poets/2 Years/1 Day, @gregpincus wraps up this year's #NationalPoetryMonth posts

Growing Bookworms

Raising Readers: Using a Whiteboard @SunlitPages - this post made me want a huge whiteboard

Nice! Top Ten Lessons My 4th Graders and I Have Learned from Chapter Books this Year by Suzanne Buhner @NerdyBookClub

On creating a "Take a Book – Leave a Book" program, so that kids could have books at home by @MrsSKK @NerdyBookClub


Love to see the mention of #kidlit bloggers in acknowledgements of I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora @Semicolon

48hbc_newBig news! @MotherReader has announced the Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge | June 6-8 #kidlit #48hbc

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

I can relate: "Simply put, I needed to read in order to feel balanced" by @librarytif @NerdyBookClub

"They’re not just books—they’re a part of who we are and how we got that way" #kidlit @pshares via @PWKidsBookshelf

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper | @wired via @tashrow #ebooks


Thoughts on “How Parents are Ruining Youth Sports” from @StaceyLoscalzo | Well worth reading, if no great answers

Can Lego Help Return Play to Children’s Lives and Education? | Peter Gray at Freedom to Learn blog

Screens & Screen Time: a Precarious Balance (Soapbox Series #10), a parent's struggle | @ReadingTub

Schools and Libraries

School Librarian Unravels Mystery of Robert McCloskey Art Work Found in Westchester Elementary School | @sljournal

Libraries Working To Bridge The Cultural Divide | Starr LaTronica @HuffPostBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

New York Public Library Scraps Controversial Redesign Plans @WSJ @NYPL

Federal Test Shows U.S. 12th Graders Aren't Improving in Reading or Math, ethnic + gender gaps remain @WSJ

How Can Principals Support Effective #Literacy Instruction? @readbyexample

News: @PhilipPullman leads authors condemning inadequate prison libraries | @GuardianBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

Elite Colleges Don't Buy Happiness for Graduates (but mentors help), reports @WSJ

"Learning should be joyous. Teaching too. Joy and tests are not two words I see together." @medinger on testing

SpeakWell, ReadWell: Explore the Core (#CommonCore State Standards) by @jwstickel

Summer Reading

SummerReading-LOGO#SummerReading After Dark | 10 tips from @Scholastic for making the most of bedtime reading this summer

This sounds fabulous | The No Stress #SummerReading Picture Book Challenge from @greenbeanblog

Press release: Avoid the Summer Slump - Get Kids Excited about Reading with @bookopolis #SummerReading

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