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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 15

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the Jane Addams Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, diversity, Reading Is Fundamental, Little Free Library, literacy programs, growing bookworms, Reading Rainbow, KidLitCon, reading, writing, book discovery, parenting, schools, and libraries. 


Recipients of the 2015 Jane Addams Book Awards were announced today, reports @MitaliPerkins #kidlit

The 2015 International Latino Book Awards Finalists! | @LatinosInKidLit #kidlit

Book Lists

Suggested titles from @StaceyLoscalzo + her daughter for a Middle Grade Family Book Club (parent + child) #kidlit

This week's Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews focuses on #kidlit SFF where the color silver plays a major role

67 Children's Books That Actually Changed Your Life, stories from @buzzfeed readers #kidlit

Stacked: What About YA Non-Fiction?: A Look at Recent and Upcoming Titles #YALit #nonfiction

Books that Rock: YA Fiction for Musicians and Music Lovers | @molly_wetta #YALit #BookList


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with @brandycolbert , author of YA Fiction winner Pointe #YALit

The #Cybils organization's very own @MsYingling is the @YABooksCentral Superstar of the Month. Much-deserved!

On the #Cybils blog: Easy Readers for Toddlers, #BookList from @TheNovelWorld includes @melissawiley + @The_Pigeon 


Spotlight on the Six #Diverse Stories selected for the @FirstBook 2015 Stories for All Project

8 Books About Low-Income Teens from librarian @farre @tsuteam2 #YALit #BookList

Events + Programs

Skybrary_Logo-400x307Fulfilling kickstarter promise, @ReadingRainbow introduces #SKYBRARY a subscription web service w/ books + videos

Read for Success program @RIFWEB shows huge success in turning summer slide into reading GAINS for disadvantaged kids

Neat! @LtlFreeLibrary announces kids' book drive this Saturday, reports @latimes via @PWKidsBookshelf

Per @CynLeitichSmith | @Jumpstartkids + @Candlewick Partner to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Read for the Record 

See favorite moments from the 96th annual Children's Book Week here:  #CBW15 #kidlit

This is great! At The Barbershop, Cops Read To Kids To Build Language And Relationships | 90.5 WESA @PWKidsBookshelf

Children's Publishers Donate Books to Prison-Nursery Libraries, reports @MitaliPerkins @CBCBook @unprisonproject

This is neat! Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Help Connect Low-Income Students w/ Elite Colleges @WSJ @QuestBridge 

Boston College Students (including my niece, Arev!) Start Support Group for Women in Innovation  @BostonMagazine

Growing Bookworms

My daughter likes to play library, but the @growingbbb kids really go all out. Fun photos!

Useful stuff! "Thoughts on 'teaching' reading (and why I don't do it)" from homeschooling mom @melissawiley

Sketching and imagination as tools for close reading and comprehension for kids 3-12 by @TrevorHCairney

13 Reading Ideas for the Child Who Needs to Move (inc. exercise bikes) by @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly #literacy

#RaisingReaders Monday @kateywrites | Thoughts on the intersection of musical education and #literacy development

"Forced #SummerReading does not make readers out of non-readers; all it does is build resentment" @brainchildmag

Fun stuff! How To Start a Story Time Program for kids in your community by @growingbbb

Brains, Schools and a Vicious Cycle of Poverty, results from new study on brain differences in lower income kids @WSJ 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareAnnouncing the Call for Session Proposals for #KidLitCon 2015 from Program Coordinator @charlotteslib

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

For writers: "What Are the Great Children’s Literature Writing Retreats?" — @fuseeight rounds them up

For readers, a roundup of "New-ish book discovery engines and websites" from @bkshelvesofdoom

New and forthcoming books for teens tackle increasingly complex and sophisticated issues, reports @PublishersWkly

Why teenagers have to take terrible risks in YA literature – and in real life too | Maria Farrer @GdnChildrensBks

Amazon Editors Launch a Young Adult Book Club reports @GalleyCat via @PWKidsBookshelf #YALit

Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy | @GuardianTeach @EmpathyLabUK

The Pros and Cons of Writing a Blog per @100scopenotes | I'd add "wondering if anyone is reading what you write" :-) 


This is hilarious! "Help! ‘Free-Range Kid’ Epidemic Is Spreading to Picture Books" by @216Sharon @ReadBrightly

Schools and Libraries

South Carolina Study: Good School #Libraries Affect Student Test Scores - WLTX

Librarian @FuseEight is "In Search of (kids' books, especially middle grade, with) the Elusive Lesbian Mom" 

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