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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 3

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists, the Cybils Awards, gender, diversity, growing bookworms, national poetry month, national autism month, women's history month, reading, schools, libraries, and literacy. 


2015 UK Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards Shortlist via @tashrow #kidlit

Some of my favorites here: The 11 greatest children’s books of all time, as selected by @BBC_Culture #kidlit

Book Lists

Picture Books about Bedtime, selected by @cjfriess #kidlit

Some fun titles in: Picture Book Favorites: March Edition from @StaceyLoscalzo #kidlit

April Showers: Books about the Water Cycle at the SSHEL Children's Collection #BookList #STEM

Books that Get Kids Asking Questions from @ThisReadingMama #BookList

A Tuesday Ten #BookList from @TesseractViews featuring characters in SF + fantasy who are Sick and Tired #kidlit


A Quick Word about The Temple of Doubt by the #Cybils own @zaftigbabe #YALit

On the #Cybils blog: Interview with @candacemfleming author of YA NF winner The Family Romanov #YALit @Book_Nut

2014 #Cybils Winners: Early Chapter Book and Easy Reader + behind the scenes w/ Round 2 judge @PragmaticMom #kidlit

Diversity + Gender

Stacked: On (Not) Reading Science Fiction as a Teenage Girl by @kimberlymarief #YALit #DiverseBooks

Thought-provoking + honest post from male perspective at Stacked on gender + reading by @thisjordanbrown @catagator

Girls, boys, and reading (study and stats) | Part 1 of Brown Center Report on American Education by @tomloveless99

Lots of comments on this @RogerReads post @HornBook | Gender by the numbers, addressing gender breakdowns in #kidlit

Also from @RogerReads @HornBook some questions about gender representation in picture books (especially wordless)

Stacked: Staking Our Claim in the Science Fiction Universe: Guest Post by @DuncanAlexandra #YALit

Stacked: What About Intersectionality and Female Friendships in YA?: Guest Post by @brandycolbert @catagator #YALit

Stacked: On Being a Feminist YA Author and Daring to Write “Unlikable”: Guest Post by @amyreedfiction

An Analysis of the 2014 Young Adult New York Times Bestseller Lists by Gender of Author from @molly_wetta

Events + Programs

Women's History Month: Woman Who Faced Amazing Challenges & Succeeded by @alybee930 @kidlitwhm for #WHM15

For April Fools Day: The best pranks in children's books by @macbarnett + @joryjohn | @GuardianBooks

ProgressivePoemNational Poetry Month: 2015 #NationalPoetryMonth Kidlitosphere Events Roundup at Jama's Alphabet Soup #Poetry (image to left from Jama's post)

Kick off National #Poetry Month with the 2015 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem | @JoneMac53

Unique and Creative Non-Boring Poetry Books to Make You Love #Poetry from @momandkiddo #NationalPoetryMonth

Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day from @BookChook #Poetry

National Autism Month: Why we need to hear from readers and writers with autism | @corinneduyvis @GdnChildrensBks

Autism on the Page event in April: tropes, representation of middle grade and young adult books at @DisabilityInLit

Growing Bookworms

Field Notes: “This Is Too Much!” Why Verse Novels Work for Reluctant Readers by Dorie Raybuck @HornBook

If you are experiencing April showers, try: 15 #Literacy Activities for Rainy Days from @mrskatiefitz

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children's Brain Development @HuffingtonPost

Reading with Little Miss Muffet: milestones, faves, + a tip from mom @mrskatiefitz (don't only read board books)

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

On writing: "invest your time and money in learning the craft + trade of children’s writing + publishing" @SheilaRuth

Audiobooks as survival tool for commuting: I "believe that audiobooks are for everyone" @kirleclerc @NerdyBookClub


16 Holiday Activities (for spring vacation) that Stimulate Creativity & Learning from @TrevorHCairney #literacy

Schools and Libraries

Fun stuff from @mrskatiefitz | 10 Alphabet Songs You May Not Know

On the Importance of Reading Mentors by @markovermeyer @NerdyBookClub #GrowingBookworms

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