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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 6

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Cybils awards, diversity, gender events, growing bookworms, schools, World Read Aloud Day, and libraries. 

Book Lists + Awards

2015 Finalists for Irma Black Award for Excellences in Children's Literature (picture book) @bankstreetedu @medinger

New #Nonfiction Books Perfect for 3rd Grade, recommended by @frankisibberson #kidlit

11 Advanced Concept Math Picture Books (fractals to factorials) from @momandkiddo #kidlit #STEM

A particularly quirky Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | Food in Outer Space! | #kidlit

UK Survey: 50 books people think every child should read by 16. Dahl tops list @katbrown82 @TelegraphBooks #kidlit

#Nonfiction for middle grade readers, suggested series, authors, and titles from Jean Little Library #kidlit

Books That Make Us Cry (Part One) Collected by @donalynbooks @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

Books That Make Us Cry (Part Two) Collected by @donalynbooks @NerdyBookClub #kidlit |Oh, See You At Harry's!

Aliens, Mean Girls, and “Speak” Readalikes | What’s Hot in YA | @sdiaz101 @sljournal #YALit

Stacked: On The Radar: 13 Promising #YALit Books for March from @catagator

The latest Stacked Get Genrefied feature looks at Alternate/Alternative Formats in #YALit


On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Robot Stories for Elementary Readers from @mrskatiefitz #kidlit 

On the #Cybils blog: An Interview with 2014 Fiction Picture Book Winner @ChrisHaughton #kidlit

Diversity + Gender

#Diverse Picture Books: Classics to Have on Your Shelf suggested by @momandkiddo | We love Corduroy! #kidlit

Diverse Thinking from #Diverse Folks About #DiverseBooks | links from Roxanne Feldman shared by @medinger

‘Day of Diversity’ Action Points, 7 concrete actions you can take to show support for #DiverseBooks | @CBCBook

Five Gay Picture-Book Prodigies and the Difference They’ve Made by Barbara Bader @HornBook  #kidlit

Our Favorite LGBT-Positive Children's Books @OutMagazine via @tashrow #kidlit

Game Changers: Focus on #KidLit about Women Making History from Barbara Wysocki @sljournal School Library Journal

When Boys Can’t Like ‘Girl Books’ | @sljournal talks with @haleshannon + @LindaUrban about sexism in school visits 

.@haleshannon post "reminds me what a powerful thing it ... is, handing a kid a book w/out judgment" @andrewasalways

Can We Talk About Ageism in Picture Books? | @AisforAging via @CynLeitichSmith #kidlit #WeNeedDiverseBooks

E-Books and Apps

What Are the Best #Literary Apps Available Today? — @fuseeight has some thoughts

Events + Programs

LitworldWRAD15logo-webFor World Read Aloud Day, remember @Scholastic #KFRR found 83% of Kids Ages 6-17 Love(d) Being Read Aloud To #WRAD

For @WorldBookDayUK 2015, @cjfriess shares list of Book Characters Who Love Books!  #kidlit

If you like books more than basketball try March Book Madness w/ brackets from @growingbbb + @momandkiddo #kidlit

Celebrate National Grammar Day! urges Nikolas Baron @RIFWEB

#Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month: Celebrating our fifth year! @kidlitwhm #WHM2015

Girl Power-themed suggested #kidlit titles for Women's History Month from @RIFWEB #WHM2015

Growing Bookworms

Reading with Little Miss Muffet: February 2015 @mrskatiefitz | Book behaviors, tips, + favorites from a toddler's mom

Why encourage kids to read and create comics? It "helps kids improve their visual #literacy skills" @delightchildbks

The 8 Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own by @BuildaLibrary @HuffPostParents #kidlit

Helping Kids Sound out Words @ThisReadingMom | includes warnings + tips for helping new readers

On the joys + benefits of continuing to read aloud with older kids, by @BooksBabiesBows for World Read Aloud Day 

#Literacy Inspired Easter Basket Ideas from @growingbbb | I do like the idea of including books in daughter's basket

A Fifth Grade Son Takes Ownership of His Reading Life (recommending title to mom) by @justjaymied @NerdyBookClub

RaisingReaders: Protect Your Famly Readaloud Time, urges @SunlitPages | Open the door to conversations + much more

Read-aloud by parents and teachers is brain food for growing minds @mailandguardian via @ReachOutAndRead #literacy

Ideas for promoting Early #Literacy in Everyday Places: The Car (alphabet game, audiobooks + more) by @mrskatiefitz

The latest #Literacy + Life feature @ReadingTub focuses on literacy activities w/ drawing + scribbling 

Schools and Libraries

Mr. Schu Finds “Forever Books” for Kids "the kind of book that will live with you forever" @BooksMake @MrSchuReads

Why #Literacy Teachers Should Care About Math | Jill Eisenberg @LEEandLOW via @CynLeitichSmith

As #CommonCore Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out by ELizabeth Harris @NYTimes via @PWKidsBookshelf

Serving Conservative Teens: "our job is to help young people find the right book... without judgement"  @sljournal

Sigh. OECD study found boys struggled to show basic proficiency in various subjects, outperformed girls at math  @WSJ

"The public library is the community’s kindly grandmother" | In Praise of Libraries @TheRotarian via @scclfriends

Austin Kleon on the Importance of Attribution + why @MaryLeeHahn wants her students to give proper credit + be makers 

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