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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 17

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, summer reading, tax day, baseball season, national poetry month, operation teen book drop, the Cybils awards, diversity, growing bookworms, schools, libraries, reading, publishing, Astrid Lindgren, reading retreats, and book promotion.

Book Lists

For #RedSox season, some favorite baseball-themed books (fiction + nonfiction) from @HornBook #kidlit

2015 Books from previous Caldecott Winners — @100scopenotes #kidlit

For tax day, #BookList for kids about money, money, money, money @HornBook #kidlit #nonfiction

Book List for Beginning Readers, perfect for #SummerReading from @momandkiddo

Great resource from @mrskatiefitz | a dozen easy readers featuring superheroes who are not licensed characters

7 More Comics for 7-Year-Old Girls from @GeekDads w/ suggestions from readers + including #Babymouse

23 Feminist Books Every Child Should Read from @buzzfeed #kidlit (from Paper Bag Princess to Princess in Black)

#RaisingReaders Monday: Favorite Adventure Series from @kateywrites (I love Mysterious Benedict Society, too)

Ten (Plus Two) Tried-and-True Read Alouds for Middle Grades by former 4th grade teacher @mrsmelanieroy @NerdyBookClub

Sigh Top Ten Most Challenged Books in 2014. w/ stated reasons via @bkshelvesofdoom

Make ‘Em Laugh | Funny audiobooks for kids and teens, recommended by Sharon Grover and Lizette Henegan @sljournal 

Novels in Verse: my top ten + two more to read (ages 9-12) from @MaryAnnScheuer #NationalPoetryMonth

2015 YA Novels in Verse: A Stacked #Bookfrom @catagator List #NationalPoetryMonth


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with @DeanPitchford1 author of MG Fiction winner Nickel Bay Nick @Book_Nut

On the #Cybils blog: List Fun from @SheilaRuth | Young Adult High Fantasy

On the #Cybils blog: List Fun: Readable Nonfiction for kids + teens, recommended by librarian + panelist @scharle4 


The @CBCBook and #WeNeedDiverseBooks to Partner on Resources and Programming for Publishing Internship Program

Events + Programs

The @readergirlz Operation Teen Book Drop 2015 will be held tomorrow, 4/16. Details here: #RockTheDrop Share books!

ALA_NLW2015_336x2808 Great Children’s Books About Libraries for #NationalLibraryWeek from @RobertaGibson

DigiLit Sunday: Five Web Poetry Stops You'll Want to Share with Students for #NationalPoetryMonth from @cathymere

Very cool. Until May 10 @The_Pigeon + his family will be matching individual donations to @FirstBook (up to $50k)

Terry @readingtub (w/ help from @SheilaRuth) is launching FLIP - A project / web app for #Literacy First Responders 

Growing Bookworms

Is your child a reluctant reader/writer? Take them to a show (author event) by Kristin O'Keefe in @washingtonpost

Lovely! "The emotional bonding that reading together has developed is something I never expected" @BooksBabiesBows

I enjoyed this post, about how Baby @greenbeanblog has preferences for certain books (above his age range), w/ photos

"Reading for fun – .. letting kids choose what they read and giving them time for that in school – has so much value"

I love these, too: Books about Books, with Book Lists from @semicolonblog #GrowingBookworms

Alysa @Everead says The Easiest Bedtime Story Ever involves retelling the stories from a child's favorite board books

"you have to show them the thing that will make them want to read. That’s what makes a reader" @Jon_Scieszka in PW 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

These I want! NYRB to Reissue Astrid Lindgren Classics Mio, My Son and Seacrow Island, reports @PublishersWkly

Here's where I'll go for my next reading weekend: 10 Great Bookish Hotels found by @catagator

Lovely! Ideas for A Dream Reader's Retreat from @catagator

Book-Shame | @medinger responds to @NYTimes piece, likes eReader partly for the privacy aspect

Searching for the Real: Children’s Literature When Fiction and Reality Intersect — @fuseeight #kidlit

Food for thought in: Please shut up: Why self-promotion as an author doesn't work. @DelilahSDawson

Useful for authors: Three Ways to Help Bookstores & Libraries Talk About Your Book | Kelly Jones @LatinosInKidLit

Stacked: How Do You Keep Track of #YALit Book Releases?: A Resource Guide from @catagator

Schools and Libraries

Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners | Dawn K. Wing @sljournal

Is rhyming ability in important in reading? @ReadingShanahan | yes but not as accurate or sensitive as other skills

Those Tired #SummerReading Lists. Here’s What to Do. (fostering lifelong reading) | Carly Okyle in @sljournal

Today at @MrSchuReads author @mstewartscience encourages educators to include #nonfiction in classroom libraries

Report debunks ‘earlier is better’ academic instruction for young children @ValerieStrauss in @washingtonpost

How #Libraries Are Transforming Into Community Anchors | Courtney Young in @HuffPostBooks

Hard to resist: 11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers from @Grammarly 

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