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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 31

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the Amelia Elizabeth Walden award, book lists, growing bookworms, World Read Aloud Day, Read Where You Are, book donation, Legos, summer learning loss, KidLitCon, time management, schools, libraries, reading, publishing, bookstores, and parenting. 

Book Lists and Awards

Congratulations to @AS_King - 2015 Amelia Elizabeth Walden award winner for GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE from @lbkids 

Everybody into the pool! Two Picture Books about Swimming in Swimming Pools @randomlyreading http://ow.ly/Q9rYj 

Suggestions from @kateywrites | #RaisingReaders Monday: 5 Fantastic Picture Books to Give College-Bound Kids http://ow.ly/Q9pXs 

Picture books that draw the line against pink stereotypes of girls | @GuardianBooks http://ow.ly/QiVoM  #kidlit

Nice categorized picture book list by @lisagkropp @sljournal | A #Diverse #BookList for the Under-Five Set http://ow.ly/QiVyf 

New #BookList from @mrskatiefitz | Story Time Secrets: 10 Picture Books About Ducks & Geese http://ow.ly/Qf2Ye 

Downloadable #BookList compiled by @ImaginationSoup | The 50 Best Books for 5- and 6-Year-Olds @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/QfCYU 

New #BookList from @CBCBook #WeNeedDiverseBooks | 7 Books About Growing Up Asian-American I Wish I’d Had As a Kid http://ow.ly/Qf4qi 

Best Children's Books of the Year So Far according to @Amazon editors, lists by age range http://ow.ly/Qf3xc  via @100scopenotes #kidlit 

A selection of books that are about, in, or around Brooklyn | We got your Brooklyn #booklist right here @HornBook http://ow.ly/Qf2yK 

Another #BookList from @TesseractViews A Tuesday Ten: Speculative #GraphicNovels for 2015 http://ow.ly/QcBQV 

Stacked: Prima Ballerinas: A #YALit Reading List from @catagator http://ow.ly/Qi3fH  #BookList

eBooks and Apps 

From @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED | Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps http://ow.ly/Qi0wl 

Events + Programs

LitworldWRAD15logo-webRT @MrsPStorytime: It's on the calendar! "@MrSchuReads: Save the Date! February 24, 2016 is World Read Aloud Day! http://litworld.org/wrad/  #ReadingSummit

RT @NCFL: Open a book, turn on your eReader & #ReadWhereYouAre w a loved one! Join our day of action → http://www.ed.gov/readwhereyouare  http://thndr.it/1LInhyD 

Update to story on sending boy books w/ mailing info Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman For Junk Mail To Read http://ow.ly/QeVMZ 

I love programs like this: Washington D.C. Vending Machines Free Books for Kids by @dianapearl_ @people http://ow.ly/Q3dxv 

An interesting event for aspiring picture book writers (Oct. 3) | @PictureBkSummit | Picture Book Summit 2015 http://ow.ly/Qj1p8 

Growing Bookworms

From audiobooks to the library to family movie night: 9 Family #Literacy Activities from @growingbbb http://ow.ly/Q3hh5 

Legos are a huge hit in my house, too: 26 Lego Activities that Build Reading and Writing Skills @growingbbb http://ow.ly/QcBi1  

Teachers: "If we are going to instill a love for reading in our students, we have to" ... Read for Fun http://ow.ly/Q9rMS 

Bedtime Stories: The Key to a Better Night’s Sleep for Both Kids and Parents | @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/QfDGr 

Great new resource from @cybils category chair @mrskatiefitz Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers, July 2015 http://ow.ly/Qi2cj 

Adventures in #Literacy Land: Five Reasons Poor Children Suffer More from Summer Learning Loss http://ow.ly/Q9pBp 

"Choice is critical" | Avoiding the Summer Slide: Pain or Pleasure by @vrkimmel @nerdybookclub http://ow.ly/Q3hRo 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareHey there #kidlit + #YALit bloggers. Have YOU registered for #KidLitCon 2015? Early registration discount ends 8/15 http://ow.ly/QbV5E 

Friday night at #KidLitCon, we’ll be hosting a birthday party for @Cybils | Come to @KidLitCon - We Have Cake! http://ow.ly/Q8J3A 

Kudos to our first bowling lane sponsor for the @Cybils 10th birthday party at #KidLitCon | Thanks @ChronicleKids http://ow.ly/Qf1iC  

For #KidLitCon attendees who can stay an extra day, we’re planning a tour for Sunday, October 11: Tour Baltimore http://ow.ly/Qi18i 

For a laugh: Children’s Lit Commish: All New Picture Books Must Be Illustrated With Spirograph — @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/Q9q8j 


Top Ten Lessons Elephant & Piggie Have Taught Us by Jen Terry & Jacquie Eckert @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/Q9shb  @The_Pigeon

Rather than say, "I don't have time," say, "This isn't a priority" Time Management Tuesday: What's My Priority Today? http://ow.ly/Qc3PL 

Some valid points here (via @fairrosa ): No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong @jefrouner http://ow.ly/Q3cmN 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Nice to see @wimpykid 's new store is doing well ‘Wimpy Kid’ buys author Jeff Kinney his dream bookstore @BostonGlobe http://ow.ly/QcFg1 

Strong releases plus #CommonCore | Is Children's Nonfiction Having Its Moment? asks Judith Rosen @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/QcExW  

Nice @FastCompany article about benefits of reading more | How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health http://ow.ly/Qc17G 

With challenge for @100scopenotes ? Finding the Funny: The Newbery Award + Various Works of Hilarity — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/Q9qHu 

Writing Picture Books. Or Not. Interesting tidbits gleaned by @gail_gauthier from article at @katmhawthorne http://ow.ly/Q9rhz 

Nine Blogs I Visit For Book Recommendations (For Me) from Amy @SunlitPages Where do you go for recs beyond #kidlit ? http://ow.ly/Q3gsg 


Some good general advice in: 6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children | @ravishlydotcom @HuffPostParents http://ow.ly/QeYf3  

Schools and Libraries

RT @RosaIsiah: Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work. Could it be the adults? Link via @educationweek great article @PeterMDeWitt ! #WeLeadEd

When Students Design Their School: If You Give a Kid a LEGO, He's Going to Ask For... http://ow.ly/Q3cey  @KleinErin

All Those Techies Who Predicted the Demise of the Public Library Were Wrong | @Alternet http://ow.ly/Q3dL5  via @tashrow

From a teacher: Why I Will NOT Pick My Students' Books For Them Anymore http://ow.ly/Qi3Js  #SummerReading

Today’s Exhausted Superkids: @FrankBruni in @NYTimes responds to new book "Overloaded and Underprepared" about teens http://ow.ly/QhZF5 

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