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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 29

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Australian Book of the Year, book lists, book donation, Nancy Drew, summer reading, the Cybils Awards, diversity, gender, parenting, growing bookworms, SLJ Day of Dialog, picture books, digital reading, schools, and libraries. 


The 2015 Boston Globe @HornBook Award Winners announced by @RogerReads + @rebstead | @sljournal has the scoop #kidlit

The 2015 Australian Book of the Year (overall) is The 52-Storey Treehouse by @AndyGbooks | via @tashrow

Book Lists

Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2015 in @100scopenotes school library. Scaredy Squirrel rocks the list!

Best Picture Books of 2015 according to @momandkiddo 's family. From A Fine Dessert to Wolfie the Bunny #kidlit

Top 10 Circulated Graphic Novels of 2015 in @100scopenotes K-4 school library

The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13 @bookriot via @PWKidsBookshelf #kidlit


On the #Cybls blog: #BookList Fun: Dynamic Duos in Books for Beginning Readers by @TheCathInTheHat

Diversity + Gender

Kids Need Queer Books: On the Challenging of LGBTQ Books in Schools | Danika Ellis @bookriot #DiverseBooks

Robert Muchamore: 'Don't gender-section books' @TelegraphBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf

Round up of several articles about boys reading “girl” books from @haleshannon #kidlit

Events + Programs

Lovely! Librarian Margie Myers-Culver donates 200 copies of @CordellMatthew 's WISH to new parents via @100scopenotes

Enjoy recaps of @sljournal Day of Dialog from @medinger and @FuseEight

Nancy Drew and her author get Literary Landmark dedication in Toledo via @PWKidsBookshelf

Growing Bookworms

How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read | @CommonSense @HuffPostParents via @PWKidsBookshelf

Beware Grade-Level Reading and the Cult of Proficiency, from "quantification for quantification’s sake" @plthomasEdD

How Children's Reading Habits Are Changing & Six Ways to Support them in enjoying reading from @TrevorHCairney

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

What Makes a Picture Book Mega-Hit? asks @fuseeight w/ examples of some recent hits. I too am a Fancy Nancy fan.

Wow! The Authoritative Guide to Children’s Books Turned Into TV Shows from @100scopenotes

Yes, and… Thoughts on print versus digital reading and the need to teach kids each by @KristinZiemke @NerdyBookClub


Truth through humor from Christine Carter @raisinghappines | 11 Ways to Raise a Child Who is Entitled and Rude

Schools and Libraries

Top 10 Authors My 11th Grade Students Read Everything By – by @litreader @NerdyBookClub #YALit

Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success | @sljournal

An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian) from @jenniferlagarde

Summer Reading

Parents: Facebook Chat @Scholastic June 1, Noon EST w/ recommendations for books that make kids laugh #SummerReading

"Reading is supposed to be enjoyable + #SummerReading finally gives kids a chance to have a break ..." @greenbeanblog

National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo on The Joy of #SummerReading (w/ booklist) @timeforkids via @MrSchuReads

Some Ideas for School Communities for Getting Students Ready for #SummerReading @cathymere #literacy

Top 10 Ideas for Schools to Promote #SummerReading by Clare Landrigan + Tammy Mulligan @clareandtammy @NerdyBookClub

How to Read With Your Rising First Graders and Kinders This Summer | Jill Eisenberg @LEEandLOW #literacy

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