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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 17: #STEM #BookLists, eReaders + Learning Styles

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #eReading, #GrowingBookworms, #RaisingReaders, #SocialMedia, #STEM, Battle of the Kids' Books, conferences, creativity, learning styles, parenting, play, preschool, reading, reading buddies, reading logs, struggling readers, teaching, and Women's History Month. I did hold back a few links about growing bookworms. I've put those in a separate, more detailed post, which will be out next week. 

Book Lists

AdaTwist15 #STEM Titles To Celebrate Women | @dkfdkf8 @sljournal  #BookList #WomensHistoryMonth #kidlit

The Best and Most Inspiring #STEM Books for Kids, #BookList by @momandkiddo from #PictureBook to middle grade

Have Struggling or Reluctant Readers? These Hi-Lo Titles Will Keep Them Engaged | @sljournal #BookList


UK #Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print @siancain @GuardianBooks  #reading

New study: The influence of access to #eReaders + other devices on kids' book #reading frequency  @sciencedirect

Events + Programs


11-Year-Old Starts Club For Young Black Boys To See Themselves In Books @_TARYNitUP @HuffingtonPost  #DiverseBooks

The 9th Annual @sljournal  Battle of the Kids’ Books Starts Tomorrow! | @medinger   #SLJBOBCAST  #kidlit

How one 2nd grade classroom turned problem of surplus books into community engagement / donation project @sljournal 

Interview by @SevenImp of a volunteer for a program that unites incarcerated parents + their kids via #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

CharlottesWeb5 Creative Ways to Enjoy Books Together as a Family @growingbbb @Scholastic  | Indoor #reading picnic + more

12 truths observed during #Reading Workshop w/ @CarrieGelson's  Grade 4 & 5 class this year : huge selection + more

"Buddy reading across grade levels is a magical thing" says teacher @CarrieGelson + she shares why

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

2017 @Scholastic #Reading Report Reveals Extent of Book Ownership Divide, opp for #librarians | #KFRR @sljournal

CharlieChocolateFactoryChinese Government to Restrict Foreign #PictureBooks – News from China w/ discussion from @fairrosa  #OWNVOICE

This has some useful tips: The Power of #Conferences in a #SocialMedia Age @awsamuel @WSJ  #PLN

A post-festival reminder from @donalynbooks "Children’s and (YA) literature doesn’t exist for the benefit of adults"


AnimalsThis is good advice: When Your Kid Asks a Question, Hand Them a Book—Not a Phone | @WIRED via @tashrow [This post inspired me to purchase the National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia for my daughter, who is just working on her first school report about animals.]

Inspired by a recent news story, @NotJustCute has ideas for encouraging creative problem solving + thinking in kids


This is just fun: Nimuno's #Lego Tape Turns Anything Into A Lego-Friendly Surface  @LEGOIdeas @dailydot

This post @AwfullyBigBlog seems right to me: we need to let kids be bored so more often that they can be creative 

Schools and Libraries

43 Things We Need To Stop Doing In Schools: Killing the love of reading by making it about #ReadingLogs @TonySinanis 

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of #learning styles, say scientists | @guardian

How to Pick a #Preschool and the Importance of #School Tours @LauraBarrEd

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