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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 22

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include Children's Choice Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, the Edwards Award, book lists, summer reading, growing bookworms, diversity, gender, reading, ebooks, 48 hour book challenge, Judy Blume, parenting, Pippi Longstocking, schools, and libraries. 


The 2015 Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards @tashrow| kudos to @OliverJeffers  #kidlit

5 Reasons Why the Children’s Choice Book Awards Are Better than the Oscars (+ other awards) @BookishHQ via @FuseEight

The 2015 Edwards Award Winner is @sharonmdraper | See the list of previous winners @LizB  #YALit @YALSA

I love this award: Mathical: A New Book Award Honors the Magic of Mathematics | @sljournal 

Book Lists (Including Summer Reading Recommendations)

A Monstrous Mouthful of Children's Picture Books, recommended by @BookChook #BookList #kidlit

10 to Note: Summer #KidLit Preview 2015, picture book through middle grade — @100scopenotes

Every Hero Has a Story: A Summer Reading #Booklist w/ mix of nonfiction + fiction, genres, backgrounds @molly_wetta

I particularly enjoyed this list by @CarliSpina @HornBook of #kidlit set in museums 

Classic #SummerReading #BookList for Tweens from @momandkiddo (w/ one of my faves: Gone-Away Lake)

New 2015 #SummerReading Recommendations from @HornBook in various #kidlit categories, w/ emphasis on reading for fun

This week's Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews features speculative fiction with A Splash of Purple  #kidlit

YA Books That Work For MG Kids (including SHUG, one of my faves) | @ehbluemle @PublishersWkly  #YALit


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with author of 2014 #YALit Speculative Fiction winner THE LIVING, @mattdelapena

On the #Cybils blog: Audio #BookList Fun: Listening to the some recent + classic Cybils titles by Lucy @readingdate 

Diversity + Gender

Evaluating Transgender Picture Books; Calling for Better Ones | Librarian Kyle Lukoff in @sljournal #kidlit

The fallacy of shielding boys from stories about girl characters. @heidistevens13 talks with @haleshannon in Tribune

Have you seen @RIFWEB 2015 Multicultural Booklist (Grades K to 5)? 39 books listed, including one by @medinger

eBooks vs. Print

People are Losing their Trust in #ebooks + may be returning to print, reports @goodereader via @tashrow

Thoughts on Kids' Reading in the Digital Age from @frankisibberson + @billbass in @NCTE #Literacy blog

Events + Programs

Nice! Big-Hearted Book Lovers Across Brazil Donate 5,000 Books To Fulfill Girl's Library Dream @HuffPostParents

Growing Bookworms

A #SummerReading theory from @BooksBabiesBows : "the more the books are available, the more kids will read" 

How Doing Science Experiments Can Help Improve Kids' Reading Skills by @ThisReadingMama

Rereading "encourages a child’s predicting of outcomes, appreciation of patterns + understanding..." @AwfullyBigBlog

Literacy Research News Great for Family #Literacy, @readingtub reports on recent @RIFWEB results

More UK pupils 'reading for pleasure' suggests National Literacy Trust survey in @BBCNews story 

Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds UK Literacy Trust study on reading habits | @Guardian 


48hbc_newDetails from @MotherReader on the Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge | #48HBC

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

I could relate to this guest post by @bkshelvesofdoom @bookriot | My Fictional Childhood Best Friends (oh, Meg Murry)

"What we have to do ... is understand that e-books are not better, nor do printed books make you old fashioned"

Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets - Interview by Susan Dominus in @NYTimes Magazine

Funny stuff! Top 10 ways to be evil in children’s books | @GdnChildrensBks via @charlotteslib #kidlit

"A re-read allows us to fly over the pages and absorb more of the secondary meaning of the book" @Flavorwire books

"Taking time to read makes us better people, and enhances our perception of what the world can be" @NerdyBookClub

Book Recommendation Website Cage Match by @bkshelvesofdoom at @bookriot  @goodreads @NoveListRA etc.

It's hard to believe that Pippi Longstocking is 70 today. She seems so young! @cjfriess has the scoop 

Happy 70th Birthday, Pippi Longstocking! @PublishersWkly rounds up various celebratory photos  #kidlit

16 Reasons People Will Always Love Reading #YALit Novels At Any Age @buzzfeed via @PWKidsBookshelf  #IReadYA


The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement | by Vicki Hoefle @PBSParents #Parenting

Let the Kids Learn Through Play urges David Kohn in what seemed to me a well done @NYTOpinion piece

Schools and Libraries

"Series are king": Top Ten Lit Lessons I’ve Learned from Students by teacher-librarian @LibrarianArika @NerdyBookClub

Four Guidelines for Teachers to Encourage Kids in #SummerReading | @kylenebeers #RaisingReaders

Now Is The Time To Go Into Education 'If You Want To Make A Difference,' Says Teacher Of The Year in @HuffingtonPost

How One Man And His Horse Created A Mobile #Library In Indonesia @TheWorldPost via @tashrow

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