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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 7

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the Caldecott Awards, picture books, diverse books, hesitant readers, the Cybils Awards, technology, growing bookworms, literacy programs, KidLitCon, reading, schools, and libraries. There are a ton of links this week, so hopefully anyone popping by will find something of interest. 


#kidlit award by the numbers from @fairrosa | Who Publishes Caldecott Winning Titles (1996-2015)? http://ow.ly/Qrwex  

Predictions! 2015 NYT 10 Best Illustrated Books — @100scopenotes #kidlit #PictureBooks http://ow.ly/Qxqlo 

Book Lists

Picture Book Favorites: Belated July Edition, from @StaceyLoscalzo http://ow.ly/QrwU9  #kidlit #BookList

More Favorite Picture Books of 2015 (Part 2) from @momandkiddo 's family. Plenty of #DiverseBooks here: http://ow.ly/Qrwyo  

Dahl, Blume and more | #BookList by @Tiffiny223 @NerdyBookClub Top Ten Authors Recommended for Hesitant Young Readers http://ow.ly/QowPX 

The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Fall 2015, according to @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/QALhy  #kidlit #YALit

Hiroshima' (70 years today): Remembered with Children's Books, #BookList by @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/QAR9Q  #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten: 2015 Science Fiction for Middle Graders! from @TesseractViews #kidlit http://ow.ly/QATqh 


THE TEMPLE OF DOUBT, new #YALit #fantasy by @Cybils Exec. Director @zaftigbabe comes out TODAY | Happy Book Birthday! http://ow.ly/QueqW  


From @PernilleRipp on need for #DiverseBooks | Books Are A Chance for Students To See the World They Do Not Live In http://ow.ly/Qruhx  

"being "colorblind" doesn’t make you somehow more evolved. " | Why You Aren’t Really Colorblind — @tehawesomersace http://ow.ly/QlbWI 

Committing to #Diversity When You're White: A Primer from @catagator http://ow.ly/QASY3 

eBooks, Apps + Technology

Less time online + more time w/ people @ReadByExample What Can Be Gained When We Lose Our Connection w/ Technology http://ow.ly/QrvRv 

Events + Programs

Adventures in Literacy Land: What's in the Truck? ~ A Different Approach to #SummerReading in rural Florida http://ow.ly/QllSn  

Growing Bookworms

I love these posts from @mrskatiefitz about her toddler daughter | Reading with Little Miss Muffet, July 2015 http://ow.ly/QllUp 

Idea from @SunlitPages inspired by @everydayreading #RaisingReaders: Create a Book Timeline to Preserve the Memories http://ow.ly/QruDj  

Cooking, questions, and a scavenger hunt: 3 Back-To-School Ideas perfect for summer #literacy @ReadingTub http://ow.ly/QxlVq 

Back to School: Setting #Literacy Goals for kids (homeschool or local school) from @growingbbb http://ow.ly/QxobA 

"I think comics are win-win for kids... + get far too little appreciation in that regard" @gregpincus @DarbyPopComics http://ow.ly/Qxr3T 

A librarian's plea: when you are in the #library "Engage with your kids and they will model your reading... http://ow.ly/QARx5 

Stop Feeding the Beast – Dismantling The Reading Myths We Pass on As Truth by @PernilleRipp http://ow.ly/QxrGM  #GrowingBookworms

How Reading To Young Children Can Transform Their Brains (more neuron growth), @SamPKCollins via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/QANLQ 

Highights from @FirstBook Twitter Chat on How to Foster a Love of Reading http://ow.ly/QxrTc 

Tips to help kids and parents read outside the box and open up a whole new world of books! @ReadingRainbow http://ow.ly/QATEU 

"When we tell a child they are developing rather than struggling (reader), then there is hope" @PernilleRipp http://ow.ly/QATRA 


2015-KidLitConLogoSquareHey there, children's book authors and bloggers: early registration for #KidLitCon 2015 ends 8/15. Don't miss it! http://ow.ly/QbVwB 

A brief + silly video featuring @pwbalto + family, @LaurelSnyder + Kevin O'Malley to promote #KidLitCon 2015! http://ow.ly/QuiXk  

Attending #KidLitCon in October? Opportunity to tour Baltimore: @KidLitCon Tour Day Registration Now Open http://ow.ly/Qrtut 

Happy Blog Birthday to Tasha Saecker @tashrow | She's been blogging for 12 years about #kidlit and #yalit ! http://ow.ly/QxmVP 


The Brewing Backlash Against Busyness + the need for disengagement @Justina_Reichel @epochtimes via @raisinghappines http://ow.ly/Qxq0u 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Sordid Taglines: Doing Children’s Lit Classics a Wrong — @fuseeight #kidlit http://ow.ly/QujhA  

Like @gail_gauthier I am always looking for more time to read | Time Management Tuesday: More Time For Reading http://ow.ly/QugBR 

Interesting | Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name by @clnichols6 @jezebel http://ow.ly/QuTRd  

Reading for pleasure builds empathy and improves wellbeing, research from @ReadingAgency finds http://ow.ly/QAPZa  via @tashrow

Impressive. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET is the fastest-selling #PictureBook in @randomhousekids history. Dr. Seuss still gets 'em buying http://ow.ly/QALuV

Fun stuff! Best holiday activity tips from Enid Blyton's Famous Five, with pictures, from @GdnChildrensBks http://ow.ly/QuUlH 

Press Release Fun: Middle Grade Twitter Chat w/ authors on 8/18! Moderated by @MightyPress@fuseeight http://ow.ly/QxqJV  #MGINSPIRES

Schools and Libraries

There is no too old for picture books @PernilleRipp Why Picture Books - 5 Reasons Why They Belong in Every Classroom http://ow.ly/Qllyy 

Great advice from @SunlitPages on planning library visits w/ young kids, bc "books are more important than food" http://ow.ly/QAPI0 

Tips + resources to make transition from summer to fall more smooth from @RIFWEB It's Time to Head Back to School! http://ow.ly/Quwmm  

Breaking Some Chains |Ideas for creating + nurturing teen readers over the summer by @marciepmann @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/QllJg 

Can You Rob a Little Free Library? Apparently people do. Sigh. Here are some solutions, by @mmaldrich @bookriot http://ow.ly/QuUQd 

This Public Library Figured Out The Perfect Way For Teens To Find Self-Help Books - @buzzfeed via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/QAOgt 

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