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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: World Read Aloud Day, Mathical List and Reading Aloud

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, diverse books, mysteries, Mathical list, Martin Luther King Day, Little House on the Prairie, STEM, feminism, picture books, math, World Read Aloud Day, First Book, growing bookworms, literacy, reading aloud, schools, libraries, play, nonfiction, and teaching. 


"Drum Dream Girl" by Margarita Engle Wins 2016 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a PB:  

Announces 2016 Winners of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding in category

2016 Book Awards Roundup: APALA, Amelia Bloomer Project, and Other Non-YMA Awards |

RT @PWKidsBookshelf: Edgar nominations announced: see the nominees for Best Juvenile and Best Young Adult Mystery

Book Lists

A I love: The 2016 Mathical List from + | quality math-related fiction +  

Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day from

The has announced their Choices for 2016, + up by category w/ diversity via

Books for Kids Who Like Little House on the Prairie from

Embracing the Darkness in Middle Grade Fiction | The Upper Deck | new column by Tara Kron

Funny, Action-Packed, Poignant | Middle Grade Series Update | Christopher Lassen

Diversity + Gender

Coming of Age, Universality + Reads You can relate to people who aren’t like you  

The Power of by "There’s a confidence that my kids have that they belong"

renewed campaign by to send girls messages of empowerment + support

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls by Erin Sawyer

Top 10 feminist heroes in children's fiction per Ronia, Lyra, + more

Events + Programs

WRAD2016Leading up to , it's Friendship Week. on how reading helps us connect + make the world friendlier  

This is neat! 11-year-old Jersey girl launches campaign via

Read a Book w/ an Astronaut on International Space Station w/ video library via

Vote for your state to win 100,000 books for kids from +

Growing Bookworms

Shaking Up Storytime with by | sharing visual art of WITH kids  

Babies Need Words Every Day blog tour: How encourages families to Read with their babies

Babies Need Words Every Day Blog Tour for | Singing in Story Time by

Let's Talk! Babies Need Words Every Day, and families need library workers who know this

BabiesNeedWordsBabies Need Words Every Day Blog Tour: Incorporating Play! in the Library by

Why we should all be reading aloud to children | Rebecca Bellingham TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet Video

Benefits of the Bite-Size Read (e.g. short story or mag article) by

Top Ten Ways to Match Books to Readers ("Create Buzz" + more) by + Maureen Mooney Corbo

RT @ReachOutAndRead:"Next time you read to your baby, pay attention to his babbling and respond."

11 Simple Ideas to Promote the No Matter What You Teach from principal

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Good advice here: 99 Ways to Spread the Word About a Book You Love by  

. on Writing, Trinidadian Folklore, + Scary Stories | interview by

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Let’s Have Some Cake — w/ lots of comment discussion on Washington book

WARNING: This Book Might Be Recalled. Read it Fast. Decry it Faster. questions recall

. "By caving in to public pressure... you demonstrate a craven lack of faith in your own standards"

Writing Advice for Children + Teens (e.g. there's no such thing as writer's block) by via

What's Up in ? December 2015/Early January 2016 in YA News from adaptations, losses, + more


6 Rules That Don’t Exist That Will Surprise Most Parents from parents

Playful Learning

Ideas on ways to use the shapes around you as learning opportunities for young kids, from  

What I Learned From Sherlock. Need to allow kids time to daydream + explore, by

RT @KimberlyEHart: Play is an essential building block for learning! 50 reasons why :

Ideas for Early Around the House: The Bathroom (sing songs, write in mirror fog) from

Schools and Libraries

Selecting and Promoting in Your by Organizer Jennifer Wharton

How Empowering Influential Kids Can Change School Culture For the Better |  

Encouraging word on report re: Rethinking College Admissions process to be less frenzied

And the take on new report: Educators Seek to Ease Pressure in College Admissions Process from

A lesson for teaching taken from Patriots coach Bill Belichick: focus on showing positive examples by

in Middle School "have made the single biggest difference in the life of this teacher"

Is the Just a Scam to Sell Books? | Marc Aronson sees commitment, not greed

6 ways to support kids who don’t take ownership of learning (e.g. give more choice in little things)

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