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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 27

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists, the Cybils Awards, diversity, growing bookworms, book-related events, publishing, ebooks, schools, and libraries. 


How cool! There's a new Mathical prize in children’s literature, focused on books involving math via @FuseEight

The 2014 Andre Norton Award Nominees for #YALit Science Fiction + Fantasy have been announced, says @SheilaRuth

Our own @MotherReader was incl in @mental_floss list of 23 Weird Awards for "weird ass pic. books" via Tanita Davis

Hollins University Launches Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature reports @CynLeitichSmith  #kidlit

Book Lists

26 Children's Books That Celebrate Black History by Mallory McInnis @buzzfeed via @PWKidsBookshelf

Happy Birthday, Mr. Grimm. List of some of Grimm's most famous tales, plus books based on them, from @semicolonblog

A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | Crossworld Fantasy (characters start in real world + go to another) #kidlit

Another Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews | Off-world Adventure! | #kidlit taking place in space or on other planets 

Board Books for Toddlers (Not the Babyish Ones) from @growingbbb #BookList #kidlit

9 Fairy Tale Chapter Books for Kids (without princesses) from @momandkiddo #BookList #kidlit

List of Heroic Reads for kids (by age) for Supporting Collaborative Summer Library Programs @sljournal  #BookList


On the #Cybils blog: 2014 Winners: What’s Being Said, Part 2

The New #Cybils Featured Blogger is Greg Pincus @gregpincus from Gotta Book. Short interview by @Book_Nut here:

A nice thank you to #Cybils from our Featured Blogger @gregpincus

New #Cybils blog post: Now that the Awards are Over, here's how we'll be keeping up the blog. Stay tuned!

#BookList Fun on the #Cybils blog | Great Read Aloud #NonFiction titles, selected by Jennifer Wharton 

Diversity + Gender

Must-read from @haleshannon 4 teachers, librarians, parents, reviewers on boys being excluded from her school visits 

Sigh. 7th What UK Kids Are Reading Report finds hardly any books by female authors in most-read lists  @GuardianBooks

More upbeat: It's A Woman's Universe: The Ladies Of Science Fiction | Jessica Khoury @HuffingtonPost  @PWKidsBookshelf

Kid Lit Still Mostly White, but #Diversity Gaining Ground @sdiaz101 @sljournal

"I believe that genre fiction by women deserves the same treatment + respect as genre fiction by men" @JenniferWeiner

Mind the Gaps (in #library collection development) | Books for All Young Readers Vaunda Micheaux Nelson @HornBook 

Voices of Race: Youth #Library Programs to See and Celebrate #Diversity by @amyeileenk 

Events + Programs

CBW2015_posterGorgeous! The free @CBCBook Children's Book Week poster by Grace Lee is up at ! @disneyreads #CBW15

Also check out Raúl Colón's official @CBCBook Children's Book Week bookmark at ! @SimonKIDS #CBW15

Great new resource from @BookChook | A List of Book-Related Special Days for Kids, like "Read in the Bathtub Day"

RT @OliverJeffers I illustrated the cover of a book, co published by Amnesty International, that contains famous quotes… 

Growing Bookworms

"Reading aloud – I think it is the single most important thing you can do in your classroom" says @katsok #teaching

Classroom "read aloud ... builds a community" | @StaceyLoscalzo on Kate DiCamillo's Read Aloud PSA

#RaisingReaders Monday @kateywrites | "it’s important to show kids that we love to read" + reading is "cool"

How to Get Kids to Read More. "Build a culture of book loving": Beth Greenfield @YahooParenting #RaisingReaders

Family reading time is important to many older kids, too | Leanna Landsmann @Tennessean via @tashrow #RaisingReaders

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

A Brief History of Young Adult Books from @EpicReads via @PWKidsBookshelf #YALit

Much-Anticipated Sequels and the Latest from Avi, Suma, and Wein @sljournal #kidlit #yalit

The Spring 2015 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview | @ABABook via @bkshelvesofdoom #BookList

Are people really still asking? @GdnChildrensBks : Why are so many adults reading YA + teen fiction? @PWKidsBookshelf

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right @mikerosenwald @washingtonpost via @scclfriends

First Harper Lee then Dr. Seuss. Now: Scottish man finds lost Sherlock Holmes story in attic @NYDailyNews

Schools and Libraries

The Dos and Don'ts of Attending Library Story Time (Tips for Parents from Volunteer @momandkiddo ) 

Sigh! The Crackdown on Little Free Libraries @CityLab via @JoneMac53

Teacher with Tissues: Showing Students How Books Tug at Your Heart by @MrsSokolowski @NerdyBookClub

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