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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 24

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, gender, fantasy, realistic fiction, ebooks, apps, literacy programs, growing bookworms, reading, publishing, authors, kidlitcon, parenting, and teaching. 

Book Lists

Fun new #BookList from @mrskatiefitz Story Time Secrets: 10 Picture Books About Alligators and Crocodiles  

Picture Books to get young kids read for the start of school by Meghan Cox Gurdon @WSJ Back to the Blackboard 

New #BookList @ReadBrightly 8 Books That Teach Kids About the Fluidity of Gender and the Importance of Acceptance 

Favorite Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Heroines of @brandymuses #kidlit 

Top Ten Sci-Fi/Fantasy Villains by @bkuhl2you @NerdyBookClub  #YALit #kidlit

Book Nut: 11 #QuietYA Books Worth Checking Out 

eBooks, Apps, and Social Media

Warren Buckleitner Curates a Starter Set of Apps for kids @sljournal  

Interesting paradox | Netflix-Like Book Services Would Be Happy if You Read Less |  @wired via @tashrow

How Can We More Effectively Manage Multiple Social Media Networks? asks @cathymere 

Events + Programs

Texas Children’s ‘Read to Me!’ March Celebrates 24th Year | @sljournal  

Growing Bookworms

A parent/tween virtual book club sounds to me like a good idea for growing bookworms. Details:  via @StaceyLoscalzo

From teacher @PernilleRipp 6 Simple Ideas to Get Kids to Read (e.g. Public Display of Book Affection) 

First on list: "Read to your child" #Literacy & Numeracy activities to prepare your child for school from @cjfriess  

"I love reading ... because my mom read to me all of the time when I was a kid." Growing Up Gifted by @gibookgal 

Delightful eye candy here for bookworm-growing parents: Favorite Reading Nooks for Kids @growingbbb 


Two more good reasons to plan to attend @KidLitCon | Get graphical at #KidLitCon with TWO free books from Papercutz!  

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Food for thought for #kidlit fans @FuseEight Second Novels We Wish We Could Read  

Press Release Fun @FuseEight | @TeachingBooks Author Name Pronunciation Guide Reaches 2,000 Audio Clips 

Interesting thoughts on Private Readers (who don't care to discuss their books) from @SevenImp @KirkusReviews 

Books "that seek to challenge young minds and the status quo" | The Wildest Children’s Books of 2015 — @100scopenotes 

Fat Phobia and Overcoming Fat Stereotypes in #YALit by @catagator @bookriot 

Thoughts from @catagator at Stacked On Becoming A Re-Reader 


Control our own devotion to media. Parenting advice from @TrevorHCairney 9 Tips for Managing Children's Media Time  

Schools and Libraries

Five Truths of Reading from @PernilleRipp | I like: "We must be reading to read. Not for rewards, not for points"  

What Can Librarians Do to Support Student Literacy? @ReadingShanahan has ideas, including for "encouraging reading" 

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