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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 19

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists, book organization, the Cybils Awards, diverse books, growing bookworms, kidlitosphere news, KidLitCon, the 48 Hour Book Challenge, RIF, First Book, summer reading, Enid Blyton, Escape Adulthood, helicopter parenting, schools, and libraries. 


Press Release Fun @fuseeight : Salt by Helen Frost wins the New York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize  

Book Lists

Reading for Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, organized by age level, from @HornBook  #BookList #DiverseBooks

Also: Some Books about Ramadan for Young Readers, selected by @randomlyreading  #BookList #DiverseBooks 

You Won’t Find Your Average Princess in These 10 Books | #BookList by @dcorneal @ReadBrightly 

10 + 1 Picture Books that Spark Creativity | @PernilleRipp  #kidlit #BookList

Soccer books for kids: high interest nonfiction (ages 7-12), recommended by @MaryAnnScheuer #kidlit 

16+ Books + Series to Read if You Like Harry Potter. Commonality = all page-turners. A @momandkiddo #BookList #kidlit 


0615_BeBookSmart_11New #Cybils blog post: Helping Our Friends at @RIFWEB w/ @Macys #BeBookSmart initiative  

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: YA #GraphicNovels recommended by @lkeochgerien @YAReviewNet 


This is just sad: Teacher Challenged for Reading “King & King” Resigns | @Llauren @sljournal  

Events + Programs

48hbc_new48 Hour Book Challenge: Prizes announced by @MotherReader #48HBC  #kidlit

48 Hour Book Challenge: Time to Get Ready says @MotherReader sharing her plan  #48HBC #kidlit 

Storytimes and Read Alouds for Incarcerated Teens | YA Underground | Amy Cheney @sljournal  #WeNeedDiverseBooks

The @RIFWEB #BeBookSmart Fundraiser with @Macys Kicks Off Next Week. By participating you can help give books to kids 

How @FirstBook helped a "Crazy Summer Reading Program" to help at-risk kids in VA town become a reality 

Kinney, Pilkey, Pastis, and Peirce Raise Money for LA School Libraries | @Llauren @sljournal  @accessbooksca

Growing Bookworms

Three Recommendations for First Steps into Early Chapter Books from @cathymere  #kidlit #BookList

#Literacy + Life: Summer Road Trip edition from @readingtub w/ downloadable ebook + activities  

When Your Child Hates Reading- Some Advice From Those of Us Who Try | Great stuff from @PernilleRipp  #RaisingReaders

Find what excites them: On the art of getting first graders hooked on reading, by teacher @tkiepert @NerdyBookClub 

A call from @PernilleRipp for teachers to become Reading Warriors, and act to support kids' LOVE of reading 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareBig Kidlitosphere news! Registration for #KidLitCon 2015 (Baltimore, Oct. 9-10) is Now Open! Details here: 

Lots of food for thought from @catagator in Stacked: Links of Note: June 14, 2015  + YAY she's coming to #KidLitCon 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

This post by @EmmaBarnesWrite @AwfullyBigBlog made me nostalgic for my childhood Famous Five books by Enid Blyton  

Stacked: A peek into how @kimberlymarief 's respondents organize their books - by genre leads the pack. See graph: 

Where Do You Fall On The Book Critic/Book Champion Continuum? — I fall a tiny bit to @100scopenotes left but not much 

Funny! Symptoms of a Book Hangover | @EpicReads 

Placed my pre-order for PENGUINS CAN'T FLY, a book about keeping life fun from @escapeadulthood + @stmartinspress 

15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter @mashable via @thereadingzone 

The Pleasure of Reading Fast + Short w/ current favorite sources for short texts + online reading from @donalynbooks 


Helicopter Parenting Is a Trap. It's Time to Break Free | @DeanJulie @HuffPostParents  -> I'm reading her book now. 

Schools and Libraries

A primer on buying and reading Manga (especially for libraries) from Andrea Lipinski @sljournal 

My child would agree with this: "Schools need more Legos & fewer textbooks" says @justintarte 

But The Kids Aren’t Reading – 20 Ideas for Creating Passionate Reading Environments in the classroom | @PernilleRipp

Teacher-Training Initiative Aims to Reinvigorate Profession, by Caroline Porter @WSJ ttp:// @wwfoundation @MIT 

Heroic Reads: Supporting Collaborative Summer Library Programs w/ books about heroes for various ages @sljournal 

Adventures in #Literacy Land: 10 Ways Teachers Kill a Love of Reading  via @ProfessorNana

Nice! Delaware Bill Would Ensure a Librarian in Every School | Lauren Barack @sljournal 

Poverty, family stress are thwarting student success, top teachers say @LyndseyLayton @washingtonpost via @Scholastic 

Great resource! 10 Early #Literacy Resources at Your Public Library (Besides Books) from @mrskatiefitz 

3 simple reasons why schools still need libraries (and librarians) by teacher Randy Ribay @HornBook 

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