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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: #ReadingAloud + Women's History Month + #Nonfiction

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the Lambda Awards, Irish Children's Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, booklists, International Women's Day, Women's History Month, nonfiction, growing bookworms, schools, education, parenting, publishing, reading aloud, blogging, podcasts, STEM, playful learning, KidLitCon and kindergarten. 

Awards and Book Lists (including Lists for International Women's Day)

2016 Children’s/YA Lambda Literary Award Finalists for LGBT Writing Announced | @LibraryVoice @sljournal 

Irish Children’s Book Shortlist Announced by @tashrow  #kidlit #YA

The Best Interactive Books for Kids per @growingbbb  #BookList #kidlit

More #PictureBooks to Teach Theme from @PernilleRipp "It is a great time to be a lover of picture books"  #BookList

Inspired by the #PrincessInBlack | Best Princess Books for All Ages by @KarinaYanGlaser @bookriot  via @tashrow

50 of the Best Heroines from Middle Grade Books by @KarinaYanGlaser @bookriot  Elizabeth Enright to @CeceBellBooks 

American Girls | Historical Fiction Featuring Feisty Females | Erinn Black Salge @sljournal for #WomensHistoryMonth 

Disrupters, Daredevils, and Artists: Women Who Changed the World | Joy Fleishhacker @sljournal  #WomensHistoryMonth 

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! #EasyReader Book List for #SummerReading 2016 from @mrskatiefitz 

Looking to read more kids' poetry? See 8 of Our Favorite #Poetry Collections from @SunlitPages 


On the #Cybils blog: Interview w/ award-winning author of Flutter and Hum, Julie Paschis by @book_nut 

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Favorite Series for Beginning Readers from category chair @mrskatiefitz 

Events + Programs

Harvard University Has A Plan To Transform K-12 #Education by including community factors: @rklein90 @HuffingtonPost 

Growing Bookworms

#RaisingReaders: What You Need to Know About #Nonfiction | Guest Post from  @Everead @SunlitPages 

Building on today's @SunlitPages #RaisingReaders guest post, @Everead shares 11 Excellent #NonFiction Books for Kids 

5 Big Reasons to Continue to #ReadAloud to Your 'Big' Kids @epochtimes via @tashrow  #GrowingBookworms

Building the Perfect #Nonfiction Blog/Site for use by teachers, librarians, parents — @fuseeight 

Food for thought in @ReadAloud_org 2016 #ReadAloud Survey | Knowing  importance isn't enough #RaisingReaders 

Allowing Kids to Select What They Read | "Does it matter if students read 'easy' books?" @JoneMac53  thinks not. 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Did you know that a Clementine spin-off is coming soon? Waylon! One Awesome Thing @SaraPennypacker @DisneyHyperion 

Good, I think (though not all agree): @HarperChildrens to Release Little House on the Prairie Series as E-books w/ Williams illustrations 

Useful tips from @booksandwine | The Book Blogger's Guide To Moving 

Everyone Needs a Ramona, a book that "truly speaks to you" + shares some background says @KateMessner @HornBook 

Middle school librarian @MsYingling is officially declaring Video Games in kids' books a trend 

Reading Fiction May Enhance Social Skills | New study reported in @WSJ  #BenefitsOfReading

"The brain doesn't behave that differently whether we read about experiences, or actually have" them @TrevorHCairney 

Blog Flashback #4: @gregpincus looks back on his early #KidLitCon experiences. We hope to see him there this year! 


Interesting application: How Asking 5 Questions Allowed Me to Eat Dinner With My Kids by @cduhigg @NYTimes 

Are Parents Modeling "Doing Tough Things"? Kids "do as parents do, not as they say" | Bethany Todd @LauraBarrEd 

Playful Learning

Playful Learning: 5 Ways to Use Lego Bricks by @sxwiley (w/ links by category to ideas from various sources) 


New @Scholastic #podcast episode features @sesamestreet actress & author @SoniaMManzano. Listen here: 

Introducing...the Horn Book Podcast. @RogerReads + @KidLitChick will talk weekly about #kidlit @HornBook 

Schools and Libraries

The Importance of Being Little | Review of new @ErikaChristakis book about what preschoolers need @sljournal 

Project-based #Learning gives Kindergarteners Agency, guest post by K teacher Paula Ford @plearnchat  @DeVargasSchool

In NC District, leader Steve Oates Brings #Play Back to #Kindergarten @EducationWeek @lrmongeau 

How Can the College Application Process Be Improved? | @HKorbey @MindShiftKQED  #TurningTheTide

Interesting... Gamification in the classroom: small changes and big results — @neolms via @DrDougGreen  #education

Proposal for a new UK primary school #literacy curriculum w/out cramming stuff in by C.J. Busby @AwfullyBigBlog  

8 Reasons #CommonCore Will Ultimately Fail, according to @Lynch39083 in @AdvocateforEd  #EdReform #education

Take a lesson from Walt Disney and "Plus" your classroom, strategies to improve learning every day @RACzyz  #schools


Americans Rank Last in Problem-Solving w/ Technology, skills stagnating in recent years @dougbelkin @WSJ  #education

The Evolution of Library #SummerReading programs to #SummerLearning | Editorial | @sljournal 

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