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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. 


The 2015 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction goes to @KirbyLarson for DASH, reports @RogerReads @Scholastic

New Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children announced @NCTE Kudos to #RainReign + @AuthorAnnMartin

#OrbisPictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children announced by @NCTE | Congratulations to #TheFamilyRomanov

The 2015 Edgar Award Nominees have been announced. @tashrow has the #kidlit and #YALit shortlists #mysteries

Betsy Bird @FuseEight Returns to Host SLJ’s Youth Media Awards Pre-Game—and Post-Game—Show reports @sljournal #ALAyma

Watch the Newbery and Caldecott Announcement Live! — @100scopenotes has the scoop on the webcast for #ALAyma 

CBC + Every Child A Reader Revamp Children's Choice Awards, add professional input, reports @PublishersWkly  @CBCBook

Book Lists

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

The 22 Best Feminist Picture Books, Because You're Never Too Old To Be Saved By A Princess | @Bustle  @PWKidsBookshelf

New Thematic Book List from @missrumphius on Clouds, Rain, and Snow, includes #nonfiction + fiction + #poetry + links

A nice resource: Stellar Beginning Chapter Books for Young Readers │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go @sljournal #kidlit

Ten Mystery Series That My Students Love by @bookbrownieblog @NerdyBookClub #kidlit #ChapterBooks

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

Today's Timely Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews features speculative #kidlit with snowy settings. I'd add BREADCRUMBS

4 New Book Series Your Child will Love from Jennifer @5M4B #kidlit #literacy

10 Exciting, Kid-Approved Books for 10 Year Olds selected by @momandkiddo 's son #kidlit


Today's Featured #Cybils Review is The Living by @mattdelapena reviewed by ME! Thanks @Book_Nut

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard, reviewed by @kagmoran

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

Today's Featured #Cybils Review is Handle With Care by @LoreeGBurns reviewed by Carrie @indyplkids 


Where's the contemporary middle grade feminist realistic fiction? asks @amyeileenk (w/ data from Amelia Bloomer proj)

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

Why #Diversity In Children's Literature Is So Important For Kids' Development | Chelsea Hawkins KPLU via @tashrow

More than 50 reps of UK Children’s book industry discussed #diversity charter | @TheBookseller  via @PWKidsBookshelf

A Rich Year for Art-Related #KidLit with Latino Flair | Sujei Lugo + Lila Quintero Weaver @LatinosInKidLit 


RT @RandomHouseKids TODAY is the 1st National Readathon Day, aiding the National Book Foundation. What will you read?! Make #TimeToRead!

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: #ReadYourWorld

You can find a host of Multicultural Children's Book Day resources today @growingbbb #ReadYourWorld

Betsy @fuseeight is participating in The 21st Century Children’s #Nonfiction Conference in June #STEM

Growing Bookworms

FrequentReadersRT @Scholastic: Frequent readers ages 12-17 = more likely than infrequent readers to do these things: #KFRR

How I Encourage My Kids to Become Readers by Brenda @dailymayo @NerdyBookClub #GrowingBookworms

Hilarious and true: The Many Uses of Books, According to Toddlers, by @Rcordas@bookriot via @PWKidsBookshelf

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Great stuff! 5 Misconceptions About Science Fiction for Kids by @TesseractViews (FYI @SheilaRuth + @charlotteslib )

This is pretty fun: 15 signs to prove you're a book addict | @GdnChildrensBks via @PWKidsBookshelf

For Toon Thursday, @aquafortis shares "A Day in the Life of a Reading Addict" - fun and accurate! 

What Makes a Good Math Storybook? Qualifications and examples from Audrey Quinlan @HornBook #kidlit

RT @Scholastic: 10 Things Beauty and the Beast’s Belle and #HarryPotter’s Hermione Have in Common: via @TIME

Amazon Moves Into Textbook Publishing With Launch of KDP EDU and Kindle Textbook Creator @infodocket @Amazon

Schools and Libraries

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

#Ebooks Will Surge in K-12 Classrooms, Study Says, reports @sljournal 

Social Media and #Libraries: 5 Quick Tips for Using Instagram from @molly_wetta 

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