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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 15

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include illustrators, madeline, book lists, awards, the cybils, kidlitcon, common core, diversity, growing bookworms, reading, technology, schools, and libraries. 

Authors and Illustrators

10 children's illustrators to watch | guest post by @SevenImp @BookPage http://ow.ly/AirxL #kidlit

Madeline’s 75th Birthday Brings Revelations | fun tidbit-filled story by @roccoa @sljournal http://ow.ly/Aitgj #kidlit

Book Lists and Awards

Trends in Picture Books: Birds, noted by @greenbeanblog http://ow.ly/Ais9f #BookList #kidlit

Books for World Elephant Day 2014, selected by Elissa Gershowitz @HornBook http://ow.ly/AirZ0 #BookList #kidlit

Books for a 13 year old boy: 10 exciting titles to keep him reading, selected by @Everead http://ow.ly/Airug #BookList

Sister, Sister: Sibling Drama in Young Adult Literature | a #BookList from @sljournal http://ow.ly/AfLZB #yalit

A fun new Stacked #BookList : Doomed Cities of History and Legend http://ow.ly/Afm1M #yalit

Celebrating Shark Week with shark-themed books | #BookList from @Scholastic http://ow.ly/Ag68N

5 Favorite Bug Books from @BooksBabiesBows http://ow.ly/Ad4aL

Backpacks, Lunch Boxes, and Giggles Galore: Back-to-School Adventures (picture books) | @sljournal http://ow.ly/AfLQ4

A variety of back to school picture books recommended by @HornBook http://ow.ly/AcYKZ #BookList #kidlit

Lots of great lists popping up in the Picture Book 10 for 10 from @cathymere + @mandyrobek http://ow.ly/Ad3lM #kidlit

Favorite Picture Books of the Year (so far) in @momandkiddo 's house http://ow.ly/AcZ8J #kidlit #BookList

Sherry @semicolonblog is collecting books about large families. Any favorites? http://ow.ly/Ad0py #kidlit

Best Mysteries for Kids : @PragmaticMom http://ow.ly/A5kIW #BookList

Nominations open soon for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards! @TarieS http://ow.ly/Ad31L #awards

Common Core and Nonfiction

Waiting for the #CommonCore to Go Away? Don’t Hold Your Breath | Marc Aronson in @sljournal http://ow.ly/AfMMD

#CommonCore goes from unifying standard to divisive hot potato | @Guardian http://ow.ly/A5lLY via @PWKidsBookshelf

It’s time to rethink what children’s non-fiction could be @TelegraphBooks via @tashrow http://ow.ly/A8hvK #kidlit


Cybils-Logo-2014-Round-SmDrrrummm Rolllll..... the #Cybils are launching a BRAND-NEW-SUPER-DUPER-AWESOME website tomorrow! http://ow.ly/AlfGI @aquafortis

Coming Soon: Cybils Season | @brandymuses shares why she is excited to apply to be a #Cybils judge http://ow.ly/AkHQj

This week's round-up of middle grade SFF, with what @charlotteslib looks for in #cybils panelists http://ow.ly/Ad2y2


Great post @booksmugglers | SFF in Conversation: @corinneduyvis and The Insidious Comfort of Invisibility http://ow.ly/AislT #diversity

Write Fat Kids says @sarahhollowell | "Tell fat kids that they're awesome" http://ow.ly/Ad22P via @catagator #kidlit

What are the best books for children who feel 'weird' or different? asks @GuardianBooks http://ow.ly/A8hzq via @tashrow

#Diversity in Children's Books: It's a Question of Power, says @MitaliPerkins #KidLitCon14 keynote speaker http://ow.ly/A8dgU

Growing Bookworms

Nice depiction of a child's pride in really reading his very first book @SunlitPages http://ow.ly/AfmsY #literacy

Catching Up Loose Ends (+cognitive dissonance) in the Waning Days of Summer @ReadingShanahan http://ow.ly/Ad1Ho #literacy

Developing a bathroom library @playbythebook (always a good source for #GrowingBookworms ideas) http://ow.ly/AcKN8

#SummerReading Tip41 @aliposner + “Picture Book 10 for 10″: Read wordless picture books with your kids http://ow.ly/Ad3Mi


KidlitCon2014_cubeRumor has it that rooms in the #KidLitCon14 hotel block are going fast. Book yours now! And please register soon! http://ow.ly/AdfDW

Book Links | #cybils + #kidlitcon + A Wrinkle in Time @semicolonblog http://ow.ly/Ad41y

The State of Children’s Literary Blogs Today (Prepare to Update Your Blogroll) — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/A8hDr #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Preaching to the Choir: Singing the Praises of Books and Reading by @ProfessorNana @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/Ad3CX

Harry Potter and His Friends Changed My Reading Life by @LauraKomos @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/AcZtx

For this week's Environmental Book Club at Original Content, @gail_gauthier comments on Cli-Fi http://ow.ly/A8dbx


Adam Price: The Underchallenged 'Lazy Teenager' | Solid parenting advice for avoiding unmotivated kids @WSJ http://ow.ly/Aflj8

Programs and Research

Books Strengthen Family Bonds - @FirstBook post about WIC program that gives new moms kids' books http://ow.ly/AkJls

.@Scholastic Kicks Off the 2014 School Year w/ Expanded Resources to Help Get Kids Preschool-Ready http://ow.ly/AixIW

Summer Camps Help Aboriginal Kids Find Fun in Reading, reports @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/AlkgG  #literacy

Schools and Libraries

California Administrator Creates Digital Stopgap After School Librarian Cuts, says @ShiftTheDigital http://ow.ly/AfMzZ

Good column by @GeoffreyFowler in @WSJ on Why the Public Library Beats Amazon (catalog)—for Now http://ow.ly/AfuUR

Lovely! Teaching a Love of Picture Books by @katsok @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/A8cUp #kidlit

Technology and Social Media

How do you keep up? Part 2: Scoop.it (and other newsy tools) for current awareness. — @joycevalenza @sljournal http://ow.ly/AfNrA

Join the #teacherfriends Twitter Chat | new chat Tues pm by @mattbgomez for teachers new to Twitter http://ow.ly/Ad2Cu

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