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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 14

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Newbery Awards, picture books, nonfiction, graphic novels, diverse books, gender, growing bookworms, parenting, common core, reading, publishing, KidLitCon, Magic Treehouse books, schools, and libraries. 


Who Publishes Newbery Winning Titles (1996-2015)? | @fairrosa http://ow.ly/QMQMS  #BookAwards #KidLit 

Book Lists

26 #PictureBooks You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall | @dcorneal @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/QPNNd  #BookList 

"Get the school year off to a great start with a selection of fresh and engaging picture books". @sljournal http://ow.ly/QMU1x  #BookList

New #BookList from @PernilleRipp featuring #nonfiction #picturebooks http://ow.ly/QMQo7 

10 #PictureBooks About Lions & Tigers, a new #BookList from @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/QPM9F 

Another useful #BookList from @mrskatiefitz | 16 Picture Books About Writing #kidlit http://ow.ly/QS2C7 

Looking for a Back-to-School Chapter Book Read Aloud? Don’t Miss These! | @dgrabarek @sljournal http://ow.ly/QMUHp  #BookList

Wild Rose Reader: Back to School 2015: Children's Books and Book Lists http://ow.ly/QSp0T 

Chapter Books that Teach Empathy: a new #kidlit #BookList from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/QMR6Z 

#YALit #BookList about Heading Back to Summer Camp from @bkshelvesofdoom @KirkusReviews http://ow.ly/QPMmk 

Ten must-read, "obscure but brilliant" YA novels you've probably never heard of | @GdnChildrensBks http://ow.ly/QOWPm  #BookList

Diversity + Gender

#PictureBooks that draw the line against pink stereotypes of girls in @GuardianBooks via @FuseEight http://ow.ly/QPNpK  #DiverseBooks 

25 Multicultural Chapter Books for Kids from @KidWorldCitizen via @tashrow #DiverseBooks http://ow.ly/QDE5b 

Report on new Harvard study in @TheAtlantic finds teen girls and boys still tend to prefer male leaders http://ow.ly/QMJym 

Growing Bookworms

Good post on the importance of reading champions to help kids become readers, vs. focus on instruction #teachers http://ow.ly/QMTre  

Why Teaching Kids to Read is NOT Enough. @ThisReadingMama discusses why teaching spelling is important, too http://ow.ly/QS34D  #literacy

Creative Prompts for Kids, like "Create a scene with LEGO and let it be the setting for a story you write" @BookChook http://ow.ly/QSpq1 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareBreaking News! Announcing the Program for #KidLitCon 2015. Early registration ends this Friday. Don't miss it! http://ow.ly/QId8r 

#KidLitCon update: @rafael_rosado1 + @jorgeagu added to our "How #GraphicNovels Work" panel on October 10th http://ow.ly/QPM2v  

Want to know more about blogging? See interview: Life as a Book Blogger with Alysa of @Everead @freado http://ow.ly/QMQaf 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

In random bookish news, the Latin edition of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by @wimpykid releases this week, via @WSJ http://ow.ly/QOWb4  

10 Things I Hate About Reading (a mix of humor and genuine pet peeves) from @BooksBabiesBows http://ow.ly/QMRFP 

The Quintessential Edition: If You Could Choose Only One Version of Your Favorite Classic Books . . . — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/QMQVN 

For the Love of Jack and Annie! (Ten Reasons to Love the Magic Tree House Series) by Adrian Stevens @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/QMQfR 

Reading as Self-Care: "some ways that reading can be considered beneficial for my health" by @nikkilooch @bookriot http://ow.ly/QDG4X 

We all "have something personal to gain from reading for pleasure that goes far beyond the pages of a great book" http://ow.ly/QDFcd 


Are we destroying kids' love of learning by focusing too much on achievement? asks @jesslahey in @TheAtlantic http://ow.ly/QP302  

Schools and Libraries

#CommonCore increasing popularity of children's history reports @katiahetter @cnn http://ow.ly/QDEyc  #nonfiction

Adventures in Literacy Land: Engaging Kinesthetic Learners during writing practice with Legos http://ow.ly/QPMI8  

Sigh. Kids have up to three times too much homework, study finds, reports @cnn http://ow.ly/QP3rj 

Inspiring guide to several features of a productive classroom library by @CarrieGelson http://ow.ly/QMK8j 

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