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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 24

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics in this relatively brief issue include book awards, book lists, the Mathical Book Prizes, the Cybils Awards, growing bookworms, Madeleine L'Engle, schools, picture books, educational technology, banned books week, and libraries.


ABA Announces 2015 Indies Choice and E.B. White Award Winners | @ABABook http://ow.ly/LLvUu Kudos to @hollyblack for YA book of the year

The Mathical Book Prizes, for books that “foster a love and curiosity for math” have been awarded http://ow.ly/LYVi5 via @tashrow

Leila rounds up various other recent YA books awards (Oregon, the Angus, and more!) @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/LLxPG

The 2015 Eisner Award Nominations in comics + graphic novels have been announced, w/ 3 #kidlit categories http://ow.ly/M28fN @tashrow

Book Lists

Superhero Chapter Books for Kids age 6-10, from Zapato Power to the Princess in Black, from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/LYQ5s #BookList

Every Hero Has a Story: Middle Grade Reading List w/ superheroes, an Army lieutenant, a spy +more from @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/LYPP6

Children's Books with a Clear Problem and Solution, chosen by @ThisReadingMama http://ow.ly/LLAhf #kidlit #BookList

Fun! Rachel Hamilton's top 10 explosions in children's books @GdnChildrensBks via @tashrow http://ow.ly/LLyzs #kidlit

Top ten school-age (K-4th) read-alouds for this school year from @abbylibrarianhttp://ow.ly/M28Bn #kidlit


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with author of Elem/MG Speculative Fiction winner The Luck Uglies, @pauldurhambooks http://ow.ly/LVZsJ

At Finding Wonderland, @aquafortis rounds up the recent Themed #Cybils Reading Lists! http://ow.ly/LYRJG #kidlit

List Fun: I Like a Few Facts With My Poetry, a #Cybils #BookList from judge Carol Wilcox @carwilc http://ow.ly/M27Lc 


We Need More International Picture Books, #KidLit Experts (incl. @FuseEight ) Say, reports @DibblyFresh @sljournal http://ow.ly/M26aO  

Events + Programs

BBW-logo2015 #BannedBooksWeek (9/27-10/3) to Focus on + Celebrate #YALit | @sdiaz101 in @sljournal http://ow.ly/M26pV 

The @CBCBook Partners w/ unPrison Project to Build Prison-Nursery Libraries for Incarcerated Mothers + Their Babies http://ow.ly/M25HV

This Saturday, April 25th, is apparently World Penguin Day. @BookChook has the scoop (+activities for kids) http://ow.ly/M27Ph 

Harry Potter Alliance launches Accio Books! campaign to donate 60k books to communities in need http://ow.ly/M2xpf  @ew @PWKidsBookshelf

Growing Bookworms

"The only sure shot way of encouraging a reader is to surround him with books he loves" - older kids + PBs @RivoKids http://ow.ly/LLvaa

Reading Nook Ideas: Cardboard Castle from @growingbbb http://ow.ly/LYUZG #GrowingBookworms

20 #SummerReading Ideas + Activities, from reading scavenger hunts to visiting the library, compiled by @growingbbb http://ow.ly/LYQru

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Check out deleted 3 page section from L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time on need for security as cause for conformity @WSJ http://ow.ly/LLpOG

This is madness! Quebec girl told to stop reading books by school bus driver - @CBCNews http://ow.ly/M25vU 

Books--are they green? and how can I be a greener reader? Plus this year's Green Book Awards winners @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/M29MQ 

I think this is promising: DC Debuts Line of Super Hero Graphic Novels, Merchandise for Girls http://ow.ly/M2xaf  @PublishersWkly

Schools and Libraries

"Readers aren't made by mandates and fear; readers are made on laps, in libraries, in classrooms .." +more @cathymere http://ow.ly/LYUu9

10 reasons why @katsok 's 5th grade students believe picture books belong in the classroom (+ more) http://ow.ly/LLA1d @NerdyBookClub

Everything I Needed to Know (about teaching) I Learned in Kindergarten (while teaching) @mrazkristine @TheEdCollab http://ow.ly/LLwAU

Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How by Liz Phipps-Soeiro in @sljournal http://ow.ly/LVXp8

Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter 2015 | @ValaAfshar @HuffPostTech http://ow.ly/LYD6v

A lovely ode to libraries today (for National Library Week) @TesseractViews http://ow.ly/LLyq3

How to Make Going to the Library EVEN MORE Fun, Summer Library Challenge from @momandkiddo + @bethanyntt http://ow.ly/M29DU 

Cool to see @FuseEight in: 17 Librarians, Past and Present, Who Made "Unlimited Possibilities..." Possible | @Bustle http://ow.ly/LYStH

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