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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 10

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists (many!), the Cybils Awards, diversity, we need diverse books, growing bookworms, schools, summer reading, classic books, and puzzles.


If you could change any rule in the ALA Youth Media Awards (Newbery, etc.) what would it be? asks @fuseeight http://ow.ly/Lj2Ck

Book Lists

25 Great Examples of Children's Books that Feature Birds from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/Lj1Q2 #kidlit

Top 10 Best Multicultural Easy Readers per @PragmaticMom http://ow.ly/LgeqU #BookList

Recommended books for Easter (secular and religious) from Katie Bircher @HornBook http://ow.ly/LbhnD #BookList #kidlit

#RaisingReaders: Five Series for First Graders, approved by the 6 year son of @SunlitPages http://ow.ly/Lj1Cg #kidlit

Early Chapter Books Featuring Magic Perfect For Kids Ages 5-9 | a @momandkiddo #BookList http://ow.ly/Lgf9g #kidlit

Great books that inspire a love of reading in kids — recommended by kids @ValerieStrauss @washingtonpost via @tashrow http://ow.ly/LbhWR

Roundup of 2015 Books from previous Newbery Medal/Honor Winners — @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/LgfMJ #kidlit

Roundup of the 2015 books starring Latino and Latino-American characters. @fuseeight http://ow.ly/Lbkeh #WeNeedDiverseBooks #kidlit

This week's Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews is about #kidlit science fiction + fantasy involving circuses http://ow.ly/Lm1lY 

Top 10 Pulse-Pounding, Nail-Biting Historical Fiction Adventures by Kate Hannigan | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/Lbk8a

Today's Stacked: Get Genrefied feature focuses on #YALit Westerns http://ow.ly/Lj2QD @catagator @kimberlymarief


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with J. Patrick Lewis + George Ella Lyon, #Poetry winners for Voices from the March http://ow.ly/Lj0R8

This month's Featured Blogger @Cybils is @LeeWind | great interview by @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/LgfYG


How We Talk (or Don't Talk) About #Diversity When We Read with Our Kids | @mattdelapena @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/LfZaM

Best children's books to celebrate #diversity from @parentdishca http://ow.ly/LbhFF via @tashrow #kidlit

Authors praise rise in LGBT-themed kids' books @ebarnews via @tashrow http://ow.ly/Lbhx7 #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Interesting. How Asperger’s Powers My Writing by Tom Angleberger @origamiyoda @DisabilityInLit http://ow.ly/Lm0Ir 

Events + Programs

Cool! New Kids' Book Festival for Boston kicks off June 20 http://ow.ly/LjEkA #kidlit @PublishersWkly

Kudos to #WeNeedDiverseBooks on officially being a 501-c-3 Nonprofit. This will enable great programs http://ow.ly/LjEmK @PublishersWkly

Summer-reading-challengeRT @Scholastic: WOW: day 1 of teacher registration down & already 100K kids are signed up for the #SummerReading Challenge! http://bit.ly/2015SRC

The Joy of Reading | Q&A with National #SummerReading Champion Kate DiCamillo @sljournal http://ow.ly/LjF8n

Growing Bookworms

Praise for Books Deemed Perfect for Reluctant Readers (attractive, hook readers + keep them reading) @LatinosInKidLit http://ow.ly/LgeXw

Early #Literacy Around the House: The Backyard, including games w/ verbal component liked Red Rover @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/Lj247

"In order to raise readers, children must be given choices" says @StaceyLoscalzo http://ow.ly/LgfyC #RaisingReaders

Poetry Is Actually Kinda Cool: Great #Poetry Books for Reluctant Poetry Readers by @buildalibrary @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/Lmehs 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Which modern day children's books will become classics? asks @GdnChildrensBks http://ow.ly/LjEXm via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit


Puzzle play between ages 2 and 4 helps boost learning math-related skills -- @ScienceDaily http://ow.ly/LfUea

Article on the Benefits of playing Family Card Games with kids @WSJ (memory, math skills, closeness, etc.) http://ow.ly/LlXDZ 

Schools and Libraries

Common Misconceptions about Mindset, Rigor, and Grit by teacher @cherylteaches @middleweb http://ow.ly/Lg1nB

"Engagement matters. Choice matters. Motivation matters. I see it every day I teach." @katsok http://ow.ly/LfZzJ

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