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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 12

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include Children's Choices Awards, UK Children's Laureate, book lists, the Cybils Awards, KidLitCon, growing bookworms, diverse books, literacy programs, book discovery, schools, libraries, reading with boys, and summer reading. 


Illustrator Chris Riddell named as UK children's laureate | @GuardianBooks #kidlit

2015 Children’s Choices List from @CBCBook + International Literacy Association is now available in PDF. Via @tashrow

Book Lists

Funny Picture Books that make @momandkiddo 's kids laugh out loud (most are hits in my house, too) #kidlit

20 incredible nonfiction picture books "that should be on the family bookshelf" by @CarrieGelson

Friendship: Real, Imagined, + Spare in intermediate chapter books │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go @sljournal #kidlit

Favorite First Chapter Book Read-Alouds from @growingbbb at @ThisReadingMama  #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews | Prisoners of the Fantastic | #kidlit SFF where status as prisoner is key story point 

The Ultimate Superhero, Supervillain, and Superpower YA Reading List | @molly_wetta @YALSA via @tashrow #YALit

Most Popular Books in My 7th Grade Classroom 2014-2015 from @heisereads #YALit #kidlit

Spine-Chilling Whodunits for #SummerReading | Adult Books 4 Teens column by @droogmark @sljournal


#Cybils blog spreadsheet: #kidlit bloggers interested in receiving notices + review offers from publishers read this:

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: @Cybils #STEM Books chosen by @StackingBks 


Redefining Normal: Books About Teens with Special Needs| Alison M.G. Follos @sljournal #YALit#DiverseBooks

10 LGBTQ Picture Books That Paved The Way @HuffPostArts via @tashrow #DiverseBooks #KidLit

7 YA Books Featuring Bisexual Characters, compiled by @catagator @bookriot #YALit #DiverseBooks

Events + Programs

Neat! Alabama Attorney Launches Grassroots Effort to Establish Barbershop Libraries 4 Boys @TheRoot via @Jon_Scieszka

Remembering Nepal: Children's Books to Inspire Engagement + Organizations rebuilding #Literacy from @MitaliPerkins 

Growing Bookworms

Fun stuff from @mrskatiefitz | Early #Literacy in Everyday Places: The Pool

On the challenge of reading the same books over (and over) again with toddlers by @ReadingWithBean #RaisingReaders [One forever known by heart in my household due to re-reads is Bear's Birthday.]

Useful: I'm a Reading Tutor: 3 Ways I Teach Reading from @Everead

Why we need to read to our boys (+ help them to become readers): Ideas & suggestions from @TrevorHCairney #literacy

As "A Guide to Reading Rituals", Maria Russo in @NYTimes recommends HOW TO READ A STORY by @KateMessner  #kidlit

It's "never too late (to read w/ your kids, inc. teens)—and it can never go on too long" Deb Werrlein @washingtonpost

Reading at Home: 8 Things Your Kid’s Teacher Wishes You Would Do | @dcorneal @ReadBrightly via @tashrow

Study: Sesame Street when introduced delivered lasting educational benefits to millions of U.S. kids @washingtonpost

Fathers not reading enough to their children, says UK's @Booktrust (responding to a recent poll) @GuardianBooks 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareHey there, #kidlit + #YALit bloggers. There's a New #KidLitCon 2015 Tumblr for news + announcements. Details here:

Author @TraceyBaptiste to Speak at #KidLitCon 2015, delivering the Saturday keynote #YALit @pwbalto @SheilaRuth

Hey there #KidLit + #YALit bloggers: Please help plan #KidLitCon 2015 by filling out a brief survey | Pls RT!

Can you believe that @SheilaRuth, #KidLitCon co-organizer this year with @pwbalto, has been blogging for 10 years? 

Lots of good stuff in this week's Fusenews: from obscure book awards to slightly haunted houses | @FuseEight 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

The Best Websites to Discover New Books @Goodereadermike @goodereader via @tashrow #SummerReading

At Stacked, @kimberlymarief wants to know How Do You Organize Your Books? She now has a dedicated library in her home 

Food for thought from @katsok for a summer morning | What Are You Known For? 

Schools and Libraries

"Librarians! PTO! Teachers! Kids! Everyone gets involved, makes it fun" | @haleshannon on prepping for author visit

Good news! Portland (OR) Public Schools is looking to hire ~30 school librarians, reports @sljournal

Top Ten Reasons I Choose To Read Poolside by @katsok - always a teacher for kids in her community @NerdyBookClub

"Let's ensure our kids aren't just being compliant robots" The engaged student vs. the compliant student @justintarte

On The Need For Students to Learn (+ educators to embrace aspects of) Digital #Literacy by @E_Sheninger

I like this idea: Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to #STEM Education? by @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED

Is the pendulum swinging back towards more play in Kindergarten? asks @motokorich in @NYTimes  #ECE

Summer Reading

The Only Game | Baseball books for #SummerReading, recommended by Marilyn Taniguchi @sljournal #kidlit

#SummerReading suggestions for kids from Berkeley School Libraries, shared by @MaryAnnScheuer in handy PDF by age

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