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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 27

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past couple of weeks @JensBookPage. (I was on vacation last week and did not post). Topics this week include book awards, book lists, diversity, gender, the Cybils Awards, growing bookworms, book-related events, literacy programs, national poetry month, Pi Day, play, reading, publishing, and schools.


2015 Waterstone’s Book Prize Winners via @tashrow #kidlit #YALit

Voting Opens for 2015 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Finalists | @ABABook via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit

Author @KwameAlexander Named Inaugural Bank Street Writer in Residence reports @PublishersWkly @bankstreetedu

Newbery / Caldecott 2016: Spring Prediction Edition from @FuseEight #kidlit

Book Lists

#BookList from @frankisibberson | Four Must-Have New Picture Books! #kidlit

Picture Books About Balloons, a @growingbbb #BookList #kidlit

The Rite of Spring: Top Ten Books for the Season by @bryansbooklove @NerdyBookClub #BookList

RA RA Read: Chapter books for Reading Aloud to Young Children from Jennifer Wharton

Fun! Your Official 2015 Children’s Literature Ninja Buying Guide — @100scopenotes #kidlit


On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Fun and Funny Fantasy Read Alouds for the Whole Family by @brandymuses

Tuesday on the #Cybils blog: An Interview with @CeceBellBooks by @book_nut #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: We Need YOUR Help, calling for contributors to write themed #BookLists for the blog #kidlit

Last week on the #Cybils blog: List Fun: Kid-Friendly Biographies, #BookList by @ontheshelf4kids #kidlit

Diversity + Gender

ACL 2015, #diversity and the #kidlit community, updates from Finding Wonderland @aquafortis @zaftigbabe

Why Do #WeNeedDiverseBooks in Non-Diverse Schools? Increased academic performance + more, Taun M. Wright @LEEandLOW

More 2015 New Releases in LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction, #BookList from @molly_wetta #YALit #DiverseBooks

Some stats on #Diversity in #Kidlit Book Awards, 2005-2015 @read4keeps #WeNeedDiverseBooks

"The stories of strong women ... need to be heard ... by both our daughters and our sons." @MaryPearson at Stacked

"I don’t think our daughters need guardians of innocence. I think what they need is power" @ElanaKArnold at Stacked

Stacked: Why Friendship Books Are Essential: Guest Post w/ #BookList by Stacey Lee @catagator #YALit

10 Feminist Books for Kids and Teens, a @Book_Nut #BookList #kidlit

24 Thoughts on Sexism, Feminism, YA, Reading, and The Publishing Industry from @catagator #yalit

Events + Programs

NationalPoetryMonth5 Week Poetry Challenge for National #Poetry Month from @momandkiddo

Great ideas for Celebrating Pi Day! 3.14152653 tomorrow from A Field Trip Life

Police, bookstore team up to create a new children’s library in SF - @Mdbarba @SFExaminer via @PWKidsBookshelf

10 Awesome Book Charities That Help Kids All Over The World @HuffPostParents #literacy

Growing Bookworms

#RaisingReaders Monday @kateywrites | On the joy of vacationing with kids who can read independently

Family #Literacy: How to Memorize #Poetry with Kids, guest post from @SunlitPages on @momandkiddo blog

Eight ways early writing reinforces reading (like offering rich experience of story) from @TrevorHCairney #literacy

What Not to Worry About in Teaching Young Children to Read | @KJDellAntonia interviews Raising Kids Who Read author

Audiobooks Equal Seriously FUN Reading say @Jon_Scieszka + Brian Biggs w/ @RandomHouseKids #literacy

Early #Literacy in Everyday Places: The Mud from @mrskatiefitz

Board Books: "reading w/ babies creates a world where it is normal for them to read" Samantha Cleaver @NerdyBookClub

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

My daughter will be thrilled! Disney Jr to Adapt Fancy Nancy as Animated Movie, TV Series @Variety @HarperChildrens

Is There More Science in Fantasy than Real Life? Thinking About Science in Children’s Books by @EmmaBarnesWrite

Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode from @100scopenotes #kidlit


The Overprotected Kid (+ a new kind of playground to counteract) by Hanna Rosin in @TheAtlantic via @escapeadulthood

Schools and Libraries

We should always play in the classroom by @KevinCordi @NerdyBookClub (Play is an imaginative + deliberative practice)

Virtual Preschool? Believe It or not, It’s a Thing | @lisagkropp @sljournal

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn | Katrina Schwartz @MindShiftKQED

What will happen When the Computer Takes Over for the Teacher? asks @TheMrGodsey @TheAtlantic

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