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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 28

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists, nonfiction, empathy, mysteries, the Cybils awards, diversity, women's equality day, growing bookworms, kidlitcon, ebooks, parenting, starting kindergarten, teachers, librarians, and accelerated reader program. 

Awards

Children's Book Council of Australia Awards for 2015: Winners & Honour Books from @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/Rj85p  #kidlit

Fun stuff! 2014-2015 yearbook superlatives in #kidlit + YALit from @HornBook http://ow.ly/RcNhS 

Book Lists

When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More #PictureBooks From a Stellar 2015 | @BottomShelfBks @HuffPostBooks http://ow.ly/RsQ8U  

10 Picture Books to Teach Empathy and Compassion from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/Rj7lE  #kidlit #BookList

A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | Male Protagonists in 2015 Fantasy Fiction #kidlit http://ow.ly/RcOen 

From the Danish Resistance to Charles Darwin: Nonfiction-Fiction Book Pairings in #kidlit from @read4keeps #BookList http://ow.ly/Rj8DD 

3 Recent #Diverse #YALit Mysteries from @catagator @bookriot http://ow.ly/RcO7C 

Queens of Crime: Female Crime Novelists from Norway, recommendations from @bkshelvesofdoom @bookriot http://ow.ly/Rm9l6  #mysteries

Cybils

Cybils-Logo-2015-Round-LgNew #Cybils blog post w/ FAQs + links + new round logo: Yes, YOU Can Be a Cybils Judge, Too! @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/RpyWx  

"Being a #Cybils judge is a wonderful opportunity to meet others interested in children’s books" @RobertaGibson http://ow.ly/RmUW6 

If you know of anyone who would be a good fit for featured blogger at #Cybils, please let us know #kidlit #YALit http://ow.ly/Rg5Of 

Why you should apply to be a #Cybils judge, especially in #nonfiction, from Jennifer at Jean Little Library #kidlit http://ow.ly/Rg4tg 

Why @Book_Nut keeps coming back to work on the #Cybils | "I like being a part of something bigger than myself" http://ow.ly/Rg4lQ 

Diversity + Gender

The Opposite of Colorblind: Why it’s essential to talk to children about race | @LEEandLOW #diversity http://ow.ly/RsRgx  

"It’s boring to only read about people just like you." 10 Reasons to Read #Diversely from @LEEandLOW via @fairrosa http://ow.ly/Rj981 

What the Science Says About Kids and Gender-Labeled Toys by @melissadahl @thescienceofus via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/Rtwiz 

Events + Programs

Yesterday was Women’s Equality Day! @rifweb shares some picture books to celebrate, including ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER http://ow.ly/RsPMV  

Philadelphia Launches $30 Million #Literacy Push to ensure all kids reading at grade level | @Llauren @sljournal http://ow.ly/RtazS 

Growing Bookworms

"Imagine how boring our reading lives would be if we only read books on our level." @rantryan @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/RcNOA  #reading 

Librarian @KingAndKids says let's encourage kids to call writers by their names, not just by their books (I do this) http://ow.ly/RsQAs  

Kidlitosphere

News! @DanPoblocki joins #KidLitCon Horror Panel w/ Mary Downing Hahn, @TraceyBaptiste @RonSmithbooks + @MsYingling http://ow.ly/RsOEF 

Reviewers and Bloggers: Prepare for #KidLitCon 2015, October 9–10, in Baltimore | @sljournal http://ow.ly/RsKk5  

#KidLitCon is on @matthewwinner 's Let’s Get Busy podcast @pwbalto #kidlit http://ow.ly/Rm6Oe 

RT @SOLurie: Betsy Bird at Evanston Public Library http://fw.to/o823fBJ  Nice shout-out to @JonathanAStroud. Thanks, Betsy, and congrats on the new gig!

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Are tablet computers harming our children's ability to read? | In-depth discussion @Guardian via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/RmUJf  

Did technology kill the book or give it new life? @BBCNews via @tashrow http://ow.ly/RcMVQ 

Parenting

Using #literacy activities (like choosing your own books) to teach kids to be more responsible, from @growingbbb http://ow.ly/RpzFF  

Schools and Libraries

Getting Ready For Kindergarten #Literacy Learning - a checklist of things a school interventionist looks for http://ow.ly/Rg4Tg 

Review by @MaryAnnScheuer of good title to ease transition to K | Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten @randomhousekids http://ow.ly/Rj7Iq 

Meet Kristina Holzweiss @lieberrian SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year | by @HapaMamaGrace @sljournal http://ow.ly/Rpxye 

Maple & Willow Apart by Lori Nichols - back-to-school transitions for two sisters - review by @MaryAnnScheuer... http://ow.ly/RpzfZ 

Adventures in #Literacy Land: The Pros and Cons of Computerized Reading Programs (esp. Accelerated Reader) http://ow.ly/Rm8n2 

"Wonderful teachers, we’re in this together, and I see you." Message from Mom of 6 @alamocitymoms to thank teachers http://ow.ly/RcKpV 

Social Media

Time Management Tuesday from @gail_gauthier | Managing The Beast That Is Twitter With Tweetdeck, Part 1 http://ow.ly/Rm7JA 

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