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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 26 (posted June 30)

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists, summer reading, boys and reading, literacy programs, 48 hour book challenge, growing bookworms, KidLitCon, Poetry Friday, introversion, Judy Blume, reviewing, and schools. [This didn't post on Friday, I am just noticing, so I am posting it now. It it not updated to add links after Friday morning.]


Newbery / Caldecott 2016: Summer Prediction Edition — @fuseeight  #kidlit 

Landman, Grill Win 2015 Carnegie, Greenaway Medals in U.K.  via @tashrow #BookAwards #kidlit

Book Lists

Books for Preschoolers that Help Teach Basic Concepts, a categorized #BookList from @growingbbb 

18 Wonderful Picture Books about the Arab Nation, chosen by @PragmaticMom in hopes of spreading peace  #DiverseBooks

All-Time Great Family Read-Alouds: mysterious, timeless, funny + adventurous categories by @ehbluemle @PublishersWkly 

A Tuesday Ten: #kidlit speculative fiction where characters show Ability via Disability @TesseractViews  #Diversity 

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Deserves it’s Own Book Club by @pamlovesbooks 

Middle School Pride : LGBTQ+ Tweens in Literature for Youth | @YALSA  via @tashrow #BookList #DiverseBooks

Diversity + Gender

Let's Stop Shaming Little Boys Who Read About Girls, w/ book suggestions @bananasuit @bookriot  via @tashrow 

Listening Library @LLAudiobooks + @penguinkids Announce Read Proud Listen Proud to highlight recommended LGBTQ #YALit 

Events + Programs

48hbc_newThe Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Winners! @MotherReader  #kidlit #48HBC

How barbershops make the cut in helping kids read | The Kansas City Star  #DadsTurnThePage

Neat! Books On Buses: New program helps get books to Roanoke children | @WDBJ7  via @PWKidsBookshelf 

Growing Bookworms

#RaisingReaders Monday: on the value of Picture Books for Bigger Kids | @kateywrites 

Early #Literacy in Everyday Places: The Campground from @mrskatiefitz | stories, stars, songs + more  

How to swap games consoles for books (and get kids reading) | Alex Scarrow @GdnChildrensBks  via @tashrow

#FamiliesRead: Tips for Parents for Encouraging the Love of Reading from @MaryAnnScheuer 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareAnnouncement! @CarrieMesrobian to Speak at #KidLitCon 2015, delivering the Friday, Oct. 9 keynote in Baltimore  

A Year of Reading: The #PoetryFriday Roundup is Here! @MaryLeeHahn @frankisibberson 


Please Stop Interrupting Me! |Thoughts from @raisinghappines on the high cost of interruptions on productivity 

5 Things that Happen When You Embrace Being Alone @marcandangel via @benjamingilpin 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Advice for writers from Judy Blume, reported by @StaceyLoscalzo : “First, read, read, read and read.”  

Amazon Tests Paying Authors Per Page Read Instead of Per Book for eBook self-publishing services  via @100scopenotes

"Children's books are, paradoxically, one of the most important forms of writing we have, and the most overlooked." 

"Reading is a delightfully solitary activity, and as kids we all loved it... because we were on our own" @Wendy_Mc 

Let’s Put On a Show! The Introvert Author’s Dilemma — @fuseeight responding to @medinger + @pwbalto 

We Are the Book Champions, My Friends: on reviewing + responsiblity in response to @100scopenotes post @fuseeight 

Response (+ questions) to book critic vs/ champion discussion launched by @100scopenotes + @FuseEight from @medinger 

Schools and Libraries

This is cool: 12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom |@atxcopywriter @Edudemic 

English Class in #CommonCore Era: balancing the call for more nonfiction @NYTimes via @PWKidsBookshelf  

STEM-Themed Library Backpacks Encourage Outdoor Exploration, reports @Llauren @sljournal  #STEM

Summer Reading

Summer reading 2015: Printable recommendation lists for Kindergarten & 1st graders from @MaryAnnScheuer #FamiliesRead 

#SummerReading suggestions for 2015: 2nd & 3rd graders -- #FamiliesRead @MaryAnnScheuer w/ PDF list 

#SummerReading 2015: Book recommendations for 4th & 5th graders @MaryAnnScheuer #FamiliesRead 

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