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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. 


Children's Book Council of Australia Awards for 2015: Winners & Honour Books from @TrevorHCairney  #kidlit

Fun stuff! 2014-2015 yearbook superlatives in #kidlit + YALit from @HornBook 

Book Lists

When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More #PictureBooks From a Stellar 2015 | @BottomShelfBks @HuffPostBooks  

10 Picture Books to Teach Empathy and Compassion from @momandkiddo  #kidlit #BookList

A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | Male Protagonists in 2015 Fantasy Fiction #kidlit 

From the Danish Resistance to Charles Darwin: Nonfiction-Fiction Book Pairings in #kidlit from @read4keeps #BookList 

3 Recent #Diverse #YALit Mysteries from @catagator @bookriot 

Queens of Crime: Female Crime Novelists from Norway, recommendations from @bkshelvesofdoom @bookriot  #mysteries


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

"Being a #Cybils judge is a wonderful opportunity to meet others interested in children’s books" @RobertaGibson 

If you know of anyone who would be a good fit for featured blogger at #Cybils, please let us know #kidlit #YALit 

Why you should apply to be a #Cybils judge, especially in #nonfiction, from Jennifer at Jean Little Library #kidlit 

Why @Book_Nut keeps coming back to work on the #Cybils | "I like being a part of something bigger than myself" 

Diversity + Gender

The Opposite of Colorblind: Why it’s essential to talk to children about race | @LEEandLOW #diversity  

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

What the Science Says About Kids and Gender-Labeled Toys by @melissadahl @thescienceofus via @PWKidsBookshelf 

Events + Programs

Yesterday was Women’s Equality Day! @rifweb shares some picture books to celebrate, including ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER  

Philadelphia Launches $30 Million #Literacy Push to ensure all kids reading at grade level | @Llauren @sljournal 

Growing Bookworms

"Imagine how boring our reading lives would be if we only read books on our level." @rantryan @NerdyBookClub  #reading 

Librarian @KingAndKids says let's encourage kids to call writers by their names, not just by their books (I do this)  


News! @DanPoblocki joins #KidLitCon Horror Panel w/ Mary Downing Hahn, @TraceyBaptiste @RonSmithbooks + @MsYingling 

Reviewers and Bloggers: Prepare for #KidLitCon 2015, October 9–10, in Baltimore | @sljournal  

#KidLitCon is on @matthewwinner 's Let’s Get Busy podcast @pwbalto #kidlit 

RT @SOLurie: Betsy Bird at Evanston Public Library  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  

Did technology kill the book or give it new life? @BBCNews via @tashrow 


Using #literacy activities (like choosing your own books) to teach kids to be more responsible, from @growingbbb  

Schools and Libraries

Getting Ready For Kindergarten #Literacy Learning - a checklist of things a school interventionist looks for 

Review by @MaryAnnScheuer of good title to ease transition to K | Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten @randomhousekids 

Meet Kristina Holzweiss @lieberrian SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year | by @HapaMamaGrace @sljournal 

Maple & Willow Apart by Lori Nichols - back-to-school transitions for two sisters - review by @MaryAnnScheuer... 

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

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

Social Media

Time Management Tuesday from @gail_gauthier | Managing The Beast That Is Twitter With Tweetdeck, Part 1 

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