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TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards (with more to come on that next week, as the ALA Youth Media Awards are announced), book lists, the Cybils Awards, diversity, growing bookworms, National Readathon Day, Multicultural Children's Book Day, reading, schools, libraries, and publishing. 

Awards

The 2015 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction goes to @KirbyLarson for DASH, reports @RogerReads http://ow.ly/I6Jix @Scholastic

New Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children announced @NCTE http://ow.ly/HYIZW Kudos to #RainReign + @AuthorAnnMartin

#OrbisPictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children announced by @NCTE | Congratulations to #TheFamilyRomanov http://ow.ly/HYIux

The 2015 Edgar Award Nominees have been announced. @tashrow has the #kidlit and #YALit shortlists http://ow.ly/HQeLz #mysteries

Betsy Bird @FuseEight Returns to Host SLJ’s Youth Media Awards Pre-Game—and Post-Game—Show reports @sljournal http://ow.ly/I3l4C #ALAyma

Watch the Newbery and Caldecott Announcement Live! — @100scopenotes has the scoop on the webcast for #ALAyma http://ow.ly/IbrOM 

CBC + Every Child A Reader Revamp Children's Choice Awards, add professional input, reports @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/IbtTb  @CBCBook

Book Lists

Building your library: Board Books that are good for a group (bigger, sturdy + w/ more story) from @Everead http://ow.ly/I6KW9 #kidlit

The 22 Best Feminist Picture Books, Because You're Never Too Old To Be Saved By A Princess | @Bustle http://ow.ly/Ibuzk  @PWKidsBookshelf

New Thematic Book List from @missrumphius on Clouds, Rain, and Snow, includes #nonfiction + fiction + #poetry + links http://ow.ly/I7zBU

A nice resource: Stellar Beginning Chapter Books for Young Readers │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go @sljournal http://ow.ly/I3lnY #kidlit

Ten Mystery Series That My Students Love by @bookbrownieblog @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/HYRDB #kidlit #ChapterBooks

The Circs So Far: The 10 Most Popular Books in @100scopenotes K-4 School Library shows love of illustration + humor http://ow.ly/I6KDk

Today's Timely Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews features speculative #kidlit with snowy settings. I'd add BREADCRUMBS http://ow.ly/I2Uoo

4 New Book Series Your Child will Love from Jennifer @5M4B http://ow.ly/HYPwQ #kidlit #literacy

10 Exciting, Kid-Approved Books for 10 Year Olds selected by @momandkiddo 's son http://ow.ly/HYNPn #kidlit

Cybils

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is The Living by @mattdelapena reviewed by ME! Thanks @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/HYLLP

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard, reviewed by @kagmoran http://ow.ly/I2iLQ

Today's Featured #Cybils Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, reviewed by Megan at YA? Why Not? http://ow.ly/HQese #YALit

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Handle With Care by @LoreeGBurns reviewed by Carrie @indyplkids http://ow.ly/IbrqJ 

Diversity

Where's the contemporary middle grade feminist realistic fiction? asks @amyeileenk (w/ data from Amelia Bloomer proj) http://ow.ly/HYOGO

The Importance of Dreaming: Why #Diversity Matters in SF and Fantasy – by C. Taylor-Butler at The Brown Bookshelf http://ow.ly/HYNqB

Why #Diversity In Children's Literature Is So Important For Kids' Development | Chelsea Hawkins KPLU via @tashrow http://ow.ly/HQgFL

More than 50 reps of UK Children’s book industry discussed #diversity charter | @TheBookseller http://ow.ly/IbuiO  via @PWKidsBookshelf

A Rich Year for Art-Related #KidLit with Latino Flair | Sujei Lugo + Lila Quintero Weaver @LatinosInKidLit http://ow.ly/IbrDW 

Events

RT @RandomHouseKids TODAY is the 1st National Readathon Day, aiding the National Book Foundation. What will you read?! Make #TimeToRead! http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/readathon/

TimeToReadJensBookPageHere are my #TimeToRead candidates (top one is in progress, by @TiffanySchmidt + @bwkids ) #ireadeverywhere

Today is Multicultural Children's Book Day 2015! Co-organizer @PragmaticMom has the scoop here: http://ow.ly/I2j9b #ReadYourWorld

You can find a host of Multicultural Children's Book Day resources today @growingbbb http://ow.ly/I2jql #ReadYourWorld

Betsy @fuseeight is participating in The 21st Century Children’s #Nonfiction Conference in June http://ow.ly/HYRVO #STEM

Growing Bookworms

FrequentReadersRT @Scholastic: Frequent readers ages 12-17 = more likely than infrequent readers to do these things: http://bit.ly/KFRR5th #KFRR

How I Encourage My Kids to Become Readers by Brenda @dailymayo @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/HQfad #GrowingBookworms

Hilarious and true: The Many Uses of Books, According to Toddlers, by @Rcordas@bookriot http://ow.ly/Ibvbx via @PWKidsBookshelf

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Great stuff! 5 Misconceptions About Science Fiction for Kids by @TesseractViews http://ow.ly/HYQ0M (FYI @SheilaRuth + @charlotteslib )

This is pretty fun: 15 signs to prove you're a book addict | @GdnChildrensBks via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/I3o3g

For Toon Thursday, @aquafortis shares "A Day in the Life of a Reading Addict" - fun and accurate! http://ow.ly/Ibr6w 

What Makes a Good Math Storybook? Qualifications and examples from Audrey Quinlan @HornBook http://ow.ly/I6Kgp #kidlit

RT @Scholastic: 10 Things Beauty and the Beast’s Belle and #HarryPotter’s Hermione Have in Common: http://bit.ly/1tlRwVF via @TIME

Amazon Moves Into Textbook Publishing With Launch of KDP EDU and Kindle Textbook Creator http://ow.ly/I2UW9 @infodocket @Amazon

Schools and Libraries

Mom: #CommonCore wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t. @ValerieStrauss http://ow.ly/IbuXS 

#Ebooks Will Surge in K-12 Classrooms, Study Says, reports @sljournal http://ow.ly/Ibtx7 

Social Media and #Libraries: 5 Quick Tips for Using Instagram from @molly_wetta http://ow.ly/IbrBC 

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