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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 3

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include Latino Book Awards, book lists, diversity, read-aloud books, speculative fiction, summer reading, time travel, growing bookworms, phonics, literacy programs, writing, ebooks, James Patterson, and teaching boys.


The 2015 International Latino Book Awards Winners, picture book to #YALit, reported at @LatinosInKidLit http://ow.ly/OWR2v  #DiverseBooks 

Book Lists (including several diverse book lists)

A Roundup of Kid's Book for Gay Pride, picture book to #YALit from @randomlyreading http://ow.ly/OWRxd  #DiverseBooks

15 Engaging First Grade Read Alouds from @momandkiddo w/ classic + newer selections http://ow.ly/OWQxw  #kidlit

12 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced 4th + 5th Grade Readers | by @nesskari from @bookopolis for @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/P3PnK  

18 Classics to Read with Today's Kids, selected by Alysa @Everead | Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Mary Lennox + more http://ow.ly/P6jPm 

A Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews | Hispanic/Latino Speculative Fiction for Kids http://ow.ly/P37hi  #kidlit #DiverseBooks

Here Comes the Fun: Sunny Summer Reads for Kids, selected by Kate Hannigan @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/OQYkO 

Guest post @readingtub | Summer Laurie's #SummerReading List (#kidlit + #YAlit perfect for summer) http://ow.ly/P36VD 

A list of time travel books, middle grade through #YALit, with #diversity from @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/OWRXH 


Diverse Characterization Matters | Ann Dye @HMHKids on how kids need to read about chars they can relate to http://ow.ly/P0x7Z  @CBCBook 

Events + Programs

Talk1ALSC launching the Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play public-awareness campaign w/ posters http://ow.ly/P35GG  @alscblog (Image shown is just an example - follow the link to ALSC to download up to eight larger, printable posters.)

Turning Prisons into Reading Centers by unPrison Project founder Deborah Jiang-Stein for @CBCBook http://ow.ly/P0xKi 

New Anthology w/ @realjohngreen + Others Funds #Literacy Nonprofit @IndyReads + Celebrates Local Indianapolis Authors http://ow.ly/OQXFU 

Growing Bookworms

10 Phonics Readers for Early Reading recommended by @ThisReadingMama (we use the Bob Books in my house) http://ow.ly/P39qC  

Reading with Little Miss Muffet: June 2015 | Tips + recommendations from @mrskatiefitz for reading w/ toddler http://ow.ly/OWQfG 

Sad. BLS study finds "From 2010 to 2014, parents ... read to their kids for 2.4 minutes per day" http://ow.ly/OQXjS  @FiveThirtyEight 

"How does anyone ever find the right book if the right book has to have (certain defined attributes" http://ow.ly/P0B8p  @beasleywrites

The 2015 #BeBookSmart Parent Survey Results from @RIFWEB + @Macys Are In | highlights here: http://ow.ly/P6lKU 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

So You Want to Be a Writer for Children? Jeff Barger compiles advice from people like @neilhimself http://ow.ly/P3a8y  

Hard to remember what you're reading when eBooks keep cover under wraps, by Julie Sykes @AwfullyBigBlog http://ow.ly/OQYzx 

This piece @WSJ made me want to drop all else to reread Pride + Prejudice: #SummerReading: Time to Visit Old Friends http://ow.ly/P6LJ7 


People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well w/ being wrong. Life grows stagnant @jameshamblin @TheAtlantic http://ow.ly/P6nnD

Schools and Libraries

From @PernilleRipp | 3 Education Books that Made Me Who I Am: @donalynbooks @alfiekohn + @Angela_Watson http://ow.ly/P6pXg 

Boys & Learning: 'Active Learning' works! @TrevorHCairney summarizes some recent research http://ow.ly/P0ADQ 

James Patterson @JP_Books + @Scholastic Name First Winners of School Library Grants, reports @Llauren @sljournal http://ow.ly/P0ym6  

This I love: Biloxi Middle School Teachers Transform Unused Lockers into Book Spines | @mental_floss http://ow.ly/P6aZi 

Perfect Partners: Libraries and the Nationwide Pre–K Movement | Linda Jacobson @sljournal http://ow.ly/P6MpQ 

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