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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 8: Bookish #Christmas Gifts, Holiday #Reading, and #Math as #Play

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #GiftGuides, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #math, #play, #poetry, #STEM, book awards, kidlitosphere, parenting, preschool, reading, schools, and testing.

Top Tweet of the Week

How Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy | via https://t.co/VeTkIzTrar

Book Lists + Gift Guides

RealFriendsThese books can help build strong girls — and boys — for today’s world. This has some nice choices https://t.co/44mEDoQeV8

Center for Multicultural Literature’s Best for 2017 (Hint from : It is Excellent) | https://t.co/iyf1y6BLSe

Fun Children’s Book Gifts for Christmas | Detailed from

Bookish Gifts for Christmas - suggestions from https://t.co/Yt5nYLiS4d

Cybils

ForestWorldToday's featured REVIEW: fiction nominee Forest World, reviewed by

Friday's featured REVIEW: middle grade fiction nominee Stef Soto, Taco Queen | reviewed by

Today's featured REVIEW: Fiction nominee A List of Cages by , review by

Events and Programs

Guys Lit Wire: On behalf of in Washington DC, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Growth Mindset

Why We Should Embrace Mistakes (+ actively model managing them) in | Amy L. Eva

The Best Questions for Encouraging a | Lee Watanabe-Crockett

Kidlitosphere

A Year of Reading: -- Call for Roundup Hosts for early 2018 from

Fun stuff here: 2017 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea —

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

LetItSnowHelping plan for the luxury of extra time over the holidays, by  [Pictured: one of my favorite holiday reads, Let It Snow]

Survey by Finds More than 770,000 UK children 'don't own a book'. Those kids 15X less likely to be good readers

Schools and Libraries

U.S. Graduation Rate Hits New All-Time High, With Gains in All Student Groups -

Communicating the Importance of Early Childhood Education to Parents, how and why, does w/

U.S. scores drop in international study -

RT @MindshiftKQED: Anxious teens often just want counselors to help them feel safe again — but their problems will likely only escalate if they don’t learn how to cope with stress, discomfort, and panic. https://t.co/dT8WErTbcW

STEM

is | Axioms + can use to encourage playful math

Holiday Math and More: Math Teachers at Play #114 – rounds up seasonal activities, puzzles, etc.

RT @SheilaRuth: Cool project teaching data analytics to students who might not otherwise be interested in #STEM - Edmondson athletes form Sports Analytics Club https://t.co/e5mFrteagd

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 1: Gift Guides, Boys and Reading, Growth Mindset + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #creativity, #Cybils, #GrowYourHeart, #GrowthMindset, #play, book awards, boys and reading, flexible seating, gift guides, math, preschool, reading, schools, #STEM, teaching, and testing.

Book Lists + Gift Guides

CrosswordsForKidsI found some useful ideas from this | 25+ Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family https://t.co/VLAu5OQuzG

The Ultimate Children’s Literature Illustrator Gift Guide 2017 — w/ thanks to

Kicking off another 31 Days, 31 Lists | Day One – 2017 Great |

Ten Gift-Worthy Subscription Boxes for Bookworms by

Christmas is Coming: 50 Mighty Girl | from  https://t.co/pH4avReepU

Cybils

FishGirlToday's featured REVIEW: elementary/MG nominee Fish Girl | review by

Today's featured REVIEW: nominee 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story | review by Ami Jones

Today's featured REVIEW: Sr. High nominee Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time | review by

Events + Programs

RandonHouseLogoFor every person who shares a good deed on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by 12/25 w/ , + Dr. Seuss Enterprises will collectively donate $1 (up to $20k) to

RT @MrsPStorytime: Calling all K-4 teachers! There is still time to enter by Be-a-Famous Writer Contest! Prizes from & judged by Run till Dec 15th FREE to enter https://t.co/T34s2y6xPa

Growing Bookworms

"The secret to getting boys to read is the same as the secret to getting girls to read: empower them to make their own choices" via https://t.co/b8y4C6qpb3

Kidlitosphere

WhatMakesAMonsterVarious tidbits in this week's Fusenews: “Luminous with the beauty and fragility of life” — + more

Miscellaneous

6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People – via

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

RaisingKidsWhoReadHow to Get Your Mind to Read | "The problem is ... bad education habits engendered by a misunderstanding of how the mind reads"

Thoughts from On Goal Failures... and Possibilities w/ links to more

Schools and Libraries

Want To Become Successful? Allow Them To More | Kim Nassoiy via https://t.co/tgo3tiyoVF

What Must Consider When Moving to | | Pix from + more

College students learn less when they use computers or tablets during lecture, taking notes by hand is better | Susan Dynarski

InnovatorsMindset"If the technology takes away our human connection that is crucial for the development of our , it is not worth it" on parent portals vs. conferences

5 Reflective Questions to Encourage a |

Is It Possible To Teach + Willpower + , and how might we do that in ? asks

Liberate the Turkey and on Holiday Weekends suggests other activities instead (like ) https://t.co/pVXLSwCDFE

3 Articles for Discussion on “Success” – quotes |

STEM

RT @MindShiftKQED: When young kids solve problems with their before bed it makes a difference in their academics later

Testing

Maybe American Students Are Bad at Standardized Tests (vs. global rankings) Because They Don’t Try Very Hard, suggests new study by economists |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 24: Book Awards, Non-Traditional Reading, Creativity + #STEM Gifts

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. While it's a bit of a light week for blog posting, with the Thanksgiving holiday, I do have a few interesting things to share. Topics this week include #BookAwards, #BookLists, #Cybils, #GraphicNovels, #RaisingReaders, #SocialMedia, #STEM, audiobooks, creativity, gift guides, independent reading, makers, math, Robin Benway, science, and teaching.

Top Tweet of the Week

Teaching High-Level to Young Students | | Let them engage + persevere, don't tell them it's advanced

Book Lists + Awards

FarFromTheTree. Wins 2017 National Book Award | via

Announcing the Children’s Book Awards

Katherine Paterson’s Recommended Reads for Middle Grade + Readers | Modern + Classic via

Top 10 2017 | from | I'm always on the lookout for good GNs for daughter

101 Great Books for Kids 2017 (Evanston Public Library Edition) —

Cybils

OlinguitoToday's featured REVIEW: Elementary / Middle Grade nominee The Search for Olinguito, review by

Today's featured REVIEW: Early Chapter Books nominee Princess Cora and the Crocodile, reviewed by

Today's featured REVIEW: Victorian Gothic middle grade fiction nominee Elizabeth and Zenobia | review by

Events and Programs

Guys Lit Wire: Cyber Monday means Round 2 for the Ballou Library Book Fair! Chance to buy books for teens who need them

This program works with at-risk preschoolers to brings books + personal tutoring into the home

Growing Bookworms

Finding the Time for Independent in class – Every Day, Every Kid |

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

FireAndThornsYes! This: That’s Not a Real Book: In defense of non-traditional reading ( + ) by Amy Gibson "reading is reading is reading" https://t.co/ZZKMFqBLrF

Does Affect Your ? - has a short survey

Parenting

I like this: A gift is something that comes without rules, control, or manipulation. Give kids gifts for Christmas, not expectations. https://t.co/VXzKZBxEJL

Schools and Libraries

LifelongKindergarten4 Myths About | No it's not just about artistic expression | |

"Do the kids that we teach want to be in our presence? If the answer is yes, then we can accomplish most anything" https://t.co/NMBgX6uXM2

In the Classroom: 3 Hacks from 4th grade teacher https://t.co/M0n1LVjgRn

STEM

Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of 'I-am-bad-at-Math' Syndrome | via

MagicScienceThe Gift of Curiosity: Top 60 Toys for Mighty Girls |

Holiday Gifts for Young , list from The Page Turning Librarian: |

Best Gifts for Tweens For Creativity & Thinking Skills List from

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 17: #Cybils #Reviews, #Math in Preschool, and "Dessert Books"

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Cybils, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #literacy, book awards, english learners, giftedness, homeschooling, kindness, learning, math, nonfiction, schools, and Veteran's Day.

Top Tweet of the Week

DorkDiaries1Child: "I don't want to go to school today. Can't I just stay home and read Dork Diaries all day?" No, but I did briefly consider saying yes. [And technically not a link, but an incident to please book lovers.]

Booklists + Gift Guides

9 Illustrated Chapter Book Series to Engage Early Readers | Jennifer Ridgeway + more

Other books for kids who are obsessed with Diary of a Wimpy Kid | from at  https://t.co/gYMajA7FqT

2017 holiday gift guide from suggests titles by age, focusing on things the found kids want in books, like humor

Cybils

HereLiesDanielTateToday's featured review: Fiction nominee Here Lies Daniel Tate, reviewed by

Today's featured review is nominee We Come Apart, review by

Update + 4 Good for Teens recommended by category chair

Today's featured REVIEW: speculative fiction nominee Landscape with Invisible Hand, reviewed by

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-SmA reminder from that Nomination Lists Make Great Reading https://t.co/oIBFfD3Dkx

Events + Programs

Collaboration & Creativity! How my Be-a-Famous Contest Can be Used in Your Classroom! FREE resource roundup for K-4 https://t.co/UL4OU5DxrV

Today is | Claire Noland suggests some kindness-themed + suggestions for spreading kindness while traveling

A good story for : nonprofit founded by teen connects Bay Area teens w/ veterans

Growing Bookworms

StrivingToThrivingThe Nutritional Value of Dessert Books, don't dismiss certain books + assume that reading them isn't valuable for kids |

Making time for independent at | How + why to do it via Wendie Old

Growth Mindset + Giftedness

Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled |

RT @MindshiftKQED: "High achievers are being neglected in all sort of ways by schools that had no incentive to push them farther up"

Miscellaneous

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

WonderWonder No More: A Look at a Book to Screen Adaptation, positives + negatives

A Screen-Based Analogy of Books from | Like Kate, I'm all about meaty book series as well as complex TV dramas https://t.co/UyXqulprg3

Historical Children’s Books I’d Like to See (Based Entirely on Stuff You Missed in History Class Episodes) —

Guest post by for | The Overlooked Benefits of Expository | Different kids relate to different things

Parenting

7 Things I Was Totally Wrong About When It Came to - From a Dad

Schools and Libraries

Keep-it-real-1Keep it R.E.A.L.! Relevant, Engaging + Affirming for Adolescent English Learners by https://t.co/YFIdeh0XDF

9 Ways to Shift the Energy in the Classroom + help potentially anxious or sad kids focus on

"Educators have more control of the future of than any outside source will. Continue to create that meaningful change."

Silent vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR) –  https://t.co/mD17EcPmtQ

Small things a new assistant principal does to show students that someone cares | passing on a book, celebrating positives, + more

STEM

Stanford's Deborah Stipek says we should teach more in https://t.co/vqF3URg9Dy

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 10: Mirror Books, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon + Pretend #Play

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. In addition to what I've shared here, I also retweeted quite a few posts from last weekend's Kidlitosphere Conference. To see all of the KidLitCon related tweets, simply search for the #KidLitCon hashtag. Other topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #math, #nonfiction, #play, #STEM, early literacy, flexible seating, libraries, movie adaptations, parenting, personalized learning, reading, teaching, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

The Power of Being Seen | article about a Nevada middle where teachers make effort to know kids https://t.co/Tv5keVmfuA [This was retweeted more than 30 times, mainly by educators.]

Book Lists

WorstPrincessHere Be Dragons: 16 Books Starring Dragon-Loving Mighty Girls from

Reading for Empathy, + links to others from

The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017 according to

of Favorite Books for 6 Year-Olds from + her son

Holiday Cheer: New Titles To Help Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah | w/ short reviews https://t.co/revPnnC0Tc

Young Adult Book Holiday Gift Guide: 2017 Edition from

Cybils

ShacklesFromTheDeepToday's featured REVIEW: Shackles from the Deep, jr. high nominee, reviewed by

Today's Featured REVIEW: Yvain: The Knight of the Lion, rev. by Benedict Hutchinson, son of

Today's Featured REVIEW: Amina’s Voice by , reviewed by

Diversity + Gender

College-Savings Imbalance: Parents Put Aside More $ for Sons Than Daughters - (subscription req.)

The Importance of “Mirror Books” in the Classroom | Anna Nardelli via

SofiaMartinezWe Need Diverse Series by

Events and Programs

UK launches CWIG Award from authors to |

Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early :

Growing Bookworms

Fear Not The Adaptation. makes the case that it can be ok for kids to see the movie first

For those who love connecting kids w/ books, reading THIS from When a Moment Can Change A School Year https://t.co/7xbYwFB7oo [It brought a tear to my eye. Seriously. Read it.]

Growth Mindset

. power of ‘I can't do this ... Yet!’ isn’t just for kids; it can change the world Sal Kahn

Kidlitosphere

MsYinglingKidLitConPanelSome photos + memories from [Image credit to Ms. Yingling Reads, where you can see the list of panelists shown in the photo]

It's Monday! What are you reading? list with memories from

10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Survey Results | A lot of (mostly) women who really like

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

TheEmptyGraveIn Memorandum: Lockwood & Company — Thoughts from as 's series comes to an end

Top Ten Nerdy Book Places to find new titles by Jennifer Ansbach https://t.co/h8m5MtI71r

Mentor Texts for the Process, by Shari Frost

Parenting

Hoping to learn from a sad incident with high schoolers not to judge other , wise words from https://t.co/UDXTHZGiC4

Mean Girls of 1974, still relevant: Thoughts running through 's head while reading Judy Blume’s Blubber

FreeRangeKidsWhen we say "Be Careful!" we are teaching children to fear and NOT teaching them to navigate risk, warns [Free Range Kids author Lenore Skenazy is quoted.]

Play

The Power of Pretending: Playing or other heroes helps kids' performance,

Schools and Libraries

A reminder from to say Open to Possibilities when kids

Study finds standing + exercise breaks improve thinking. Should do this for kids via

Five Tips For Helping Angry Children Have Better Days -

Ideas from for libraries promoting to students | Meeting ALL types of readers where they are

The Case(s) Against | digs into the 3 main critiques https://t.co/u6DmbF04tX

STEM

5 Beliefs that Prevent Teachers from Increasing Rigor | Jessica Carlson

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 3: #KidLitCon, #Cybils, #Halloween + Growing #Readers

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. First up, while I'm not sharing the related links, the Kidlitosphere Conference is taking place today in Hershey, PA. I was unable to attend (travel is pretty difficult for me these days), but I hope that everyone there is having a fabulous time!! Follow the #KidLitCon hashtag on Twitter for updates. I'll be retweeting as my schedule permits.

In other news, I have posts about #AcceleratedReader, #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #Halloween, #math, #PictureBookMonth, #PictureBooks, flexible classrooms, grades, reading for pleasure, schools, teaching, the #Cybils Awards, and gender.

Book Lists

LovelyBadOnes5 Creepy Books Set in New England for Chilly Nights - by via

Historical + Contemporary Middle Grade Books, a from

Roundup of 2017 Best Books Lists started at w/ 's picks

Cybils

EmptyGraveToday's featured REVIEW: Lockwood & Co., Book 5: The Empty Grave by , review by

Today's featured REVIEW by of nominee Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Today's featured REVIEW: Circle, Triangle, Elephant: A Book of Shapes and Surprises, review by Tiffa Foster

Easy Readers/Early Chapters Nominations w/ links from Jennifer Wharton

Full list of Elementary/Middle Grade Nominations w/ links to chair Jennifer Wharton's reviews

Events + Programs

LegendRockPaperScissorsSome of the best -themed costumes from over the years according to

Speaking of costumes, Bookmark Wishes You a Happy Day

founders share tributes to Dianne de Las Casas , + more

Gender

I’m 10. And I Want Girls to Raise Their Hands. OpEd in @nytopinionabout girls + confidence

Growing Bookworms

ReadingUnboundThe Benefits of for Pleasure. How + can help via https://t.co/z0GU4x3H7j

"We need to be connecting kids with books" by

The benefits of wordless (esp. for pre-literate kids) by Hilary Hawkes

How Samantha Goodger is treating work in high school recovery courses as a "do over" to develop lifelong https://t.co/Dq08kTiji2

Book Buzz: How Elementary Principal is Promoting a by Letting Students Shine in videos https://t.co/7j2IvEYQVc

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

In the quest for also include positive portrayals of / interactions w/ white characters says https://t.co/PgknzddKZF

Schools and Libraries

ReadingStrategiesRT The 18 Reasons Not to Use Accelerated Reader | http://ow.ly/UknN30gehYp Pennington Publishing Blog

A defense from of when implemented effectively | "If you don't like it don't use it"

[I rounded up other posts about Accelerated Reader, and added my own thoughts, in this post.]

How Can We Expect Students to Focus on When Educators Only Care About ? https://t.co/dg814Lz0BT

RT @MindShiftKQED: Answers to some of the logistical questions that come up around flexibly classrooms

KickStartKindergartenSchool Readiness AND Developmentally Appropriate Practice? How to Get on the Same Page with Parents  https://t.co/FhxzThqCAx

Thoughts on Meeting Where They Are, and what can + can't control from

STEM

Jeannie Curtis urges to have More Talking about problems in Class

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 27: #Halloween Reads, Standing Desks + #Reading Communities

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively busy week include #BookLists, #curiosity, #cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #homework, #KidLitCon, #math, #PictureBookMonth, #reading, #STEM, blogging, censorship, classroom design, coding, Halloween, Jason Reynolds, parenting, raising readers, reluctant readers, schools, and teaching.

Book Lists

DayBreakBondMiddle Grade Standalones + Sequels from Favorite Authors | w/ reviews from https://t.co/NawrA7NQTm

Here's a from that caught my eye: 3 Playful | + more

Favorites, old + new - A Roundup from

Just in time for : 25 Terrifying Horror Novels for Kids + Teens | from https://t.co/qY85MpCoeK

CreepyUnderwear5 Recent Recommended | We need Creepy Carrots sequel

30 Days of for Kindergarten + First Grade , a https://t.co/7vWfC7ZTkx

Elementary, My Dear Mighty Girl: 40 Books Starring Mighty Girl Detectives, from

Middle Grade Book Holiday Gift Guide: 2017 Edition from

Cybils Awards

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-Sm Challenge: highlights some Nominations for / Early https://t.co/MuTxju2Dzy

Today's REVIEW: Easy Reader nominee King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code, rev. by Jennifer Wharton

Events + Programs

The 2017 (November) Calendar has been posted w/ hosts + themes for each day

First books have arrived at Ballou High School in DC thanks to the book fair

Today Is… Books with Barbers Day! over | See details about this great, expanding program https://t.co/5fRJHkxMsI

Growing Bookworms

ReadingInTheWildWhat's been working in Creating a Community of by Rachel Weidenhammer https://t.co/xdPgQztsMn

Becoming A Reading Teacher – Benefits discovered by after focusing on https://t.co/qH7McUk9Iv

Young adult author is determined to get reluctant readers to read -

6 Ways to Encourage Toddlers to Read + Love It w/out Singing the ABCs | Laurel Elis Niedospial https://t.co/kYK4L6Gxgg

Miscellaneous

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? |

Lots of news in today's Fusenews , news, Latino Book Awards,

Morning Notes: Bookit Edition — | Worth admission for the pumpkin photo by

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ToKillAMockingbirdWhen making people uncomfortable is exactly the point | A defense of To Kill A Mockingbird from https://t.co/aPrH1VAbLT

bloggers: offers the Myers Briggs personality test, adapted for book blogs | prep

Parenting

How Parents Can Help Their Child Thrive at School, w/ infographic | via

8 simple ways to develop + encourage speech in your toddler’s daily routine - via https://t.co/9FD5PeFpyd

Schools and Libraries

EthanMarcusA 7th Grade Teacher’s Shift to Flexible Seating | [Side note: Ethan from Ethan Marcus Stands Up would have LOVED this classroom. Second side note: this tweet went relatively viral for some reason and introduced me to many new tweeting teachers.]

Interesting post on how his stopped using | I'll be interested in outcome

Instead of just railing against pointless , offers 5 Ways to Make Homework Exciting

On 1st day of school, asks parents to tell her about their kids "In A Million Words Or Less…" | Love it!

What's on your Walls? 3 Charts that have Got to Go from Early Childhood Classrooms, says

FutureDriven10 Thoughts On Positive Attitude from to Share With Your Team

STEM

Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices

10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code | via

share their definition of mathematical rigor + what it means in today’s

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 20: Motivating #Readers + #Writers, Getting Books in Their Hands

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #HispanicHeritageMonth, #ReadAloud, #ReadForTheRecord, book donation, Danziger Awards, raising readers, reading, reading levels, reading motivation, schools, and writing.

Book Lists + Awards

ClementineGreat Books About Amazing Girls, from + more

Wonderful for Children, a

book picks, a from via

Announcing the Danziger Awards for Hilarious Kids Books. starts a new book award + wants your nominations

Cybils Awards

2017 public nominations are now closed. We are accepting author + publisher nominations thru 10/25. Thanks!

Announcing the 2017 Awards Publisher/Author Submission Period: Now until 10/25 |

Events + Programs

QuackersOne day. One book. One record. Join to QUACKERS on 10.19.17. Visit []

Donate books! The Annual Guys Lit Wire for Ballou Sr High School Is On!

Growing Bookworms

Sharing a nurse's vision for raising her kids as readers, after not growing up as a reader herself

SuperReaderThoughts from  on nurturing readers, inspired by : Every a Super Reader

Middle schoolers tell Jennifer Schwanke what they miss most about elementary: teacher

Schools (+ parents) "cannot punish children into reading" | A reminder from https://t.co/I42ZGxMcm6

How to Motivate a Middle School Reader | | Choice, Interests, Sociability + more

“But they only read !” – defends visual texts but offers ideas for helping find balance https://t.co/rYilQGsprh

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

DePaseoSpotlight on Independent Publishers with Great Spanish Content for kids | https://t.co/TEOp9aKLuv

Schools and Libraries

Reading system developers: Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not https://t.co/BB1xSz85en

Great Sunday Reflections from | Growing in the classroom "without erasing any joy" https://t.co/1GXpeq3zZ1

Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 13: Improving #Math + #Literacy Instruction, #28DaysLater + #JudyBlume

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #JudyBlume, #nonfiction, #reading, #STEM, Ada Lovelace Day, independent reading, literacy, math, and schools.

Book Lists

SophieMouseBest for Kids featuring Animals, a https://t.co/ZlGx3GeXMz

Ghost, Witches, and Monsters, Oh My! 35 Books for |

Picture Book Challenge Celebrates Books for Ada Lovelace Day! from

Cybils Awards

HalfwayNormalBooks that Could be Nominated for the Awards in Middle Grade | from

We need nominated for Elem/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category of the !

Nominations for the awards close Saturday, Oct. 15. Don't miss your chance to celebrate great +

Events + Programs

The is accepting submissions for , a celebration of creators https://t.co/fFoSf6IKLQ

Growing Bookworms

PassionateReadersA Call for Common Sense Instruction | time to read, choice, access to books + a community

Driving Our Children to Life Long Reading via Independent by https://t.co/yFUmqM3ixp

This is so important: Planning for the Long Game, helping kids to become long-term readers, not dependent on teacher https://t.co/oBOp9TOiPP

Miscellaneous

This is interesting: How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds | We lose focus just having them nearby https://t.co/R3lKcHXrUX

Various tidbits in Fusenews | , , + more

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Forever, a Pre-Teen Fiction Trailblazer, Opens Up Her Archive - selling it to Yale

Thing 1 and Thing 2: sums up (w/ links) A Pair of Controversies

Parenting + Play

10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity + Growth https://t.co/vAaqPbfnOc

RT @MBrussoni: Why parents need to let kids play on their own https://t.co/XsUlKUgFtZ

Schools and Libraries

Why Don’t Schools Focus on ? – a few thoughts on this from https://t.co/YLFAFIeEYP

STEM

MathematicalMindsetsHow to Improve Class | to emphasize + exploration, not performance

Activities for Kindergarten Using Buttons - Button Themed

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 6: #Math Books, #Cybils Suggestions + Joy of #Reading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BannedBooksWeek, #BookList, the #Cybils Awards, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #HomeSchooling, #KidLitCon, #math, #STEM, literacy, numeracy, parenting, play, raising readers, reading, and teaching.

Book Lists

HundredBillionTrillionStarsBooks that showcase "crazy awesome enormous numbers!" from

about Poverty / Economic Insecurity, Homelessness + Hunger, a from https://t.co/O7f6RecCSS

Scary books for beginning readers: Challenge (ages 6-8), from

Cybils Awards

Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Books in Search of a Nomination –

Some elementary/middle grade books that haven't been nominated for the #Cybils yet, a #BookList from @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/TWp930fEbd9

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-Lg nominations are rolling in. Don't miss your chance to highlight well-written, kid-friendly titles:

Nominations Are Open! A brief intro + plenty of enthusiasm from long-time organizer @aquafortis |

Nominate for the Awards! links to the nomination lists by category so far

A host of 2017 Nomination Suggestions from Jennifer Wharton | +more

Some Nomination Suggestions for from

Diversity

Diversity Resources Explode: What Are Some Current Options? —

Growing Bookworms

When Adults Don't Read Kids Lose InfoGraphic (3)When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose! Excellent Infographic + Resources by +

Thoughts on "Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes We Make When Teaching " from | Remember

A proposal to update D.E.A.R. in the classroom to be Drop Everything and Reflect from https://t.co/yWzQRJHcRb

How to Help Children Select Books, advice + infographics from

Kidlitosphere

Have you seen the epic program for this year's (11/3-4 in Hershey PA). Register + book your rooms now:

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Why your kid should read banned books. Still relevant even after via

How does reading books influence children? asks David Thorpe | Dift kids influenced by dft things

Parenting + Play

Fun Family Dinner Activities That Go Beyond Asking "How Was Your Day?" - , games, art from

Life Skills Kids Gain by Playing Pretend Town -

It’s Time We Started Telling Little Boys about the Things That Really Matter.

Schools and Libraries

ReadingChamps"Modeling love and joy of ... oh that’s what it’s all about" https://t.co/lfFI8vsk5C

Here's a 21st Century Skill--and How to Teach It! - on students' use of internet sources

Reasons plus pros and cons on switching from Public to for 3/4 of her kids from https://t.co/gb2I8oSLrQ

The Power of Un-Leveled Books, Heather Zeissler | How an unleveled classroom library helped a family https://t.co/v9MFpT2MZ2

Behavior Charts = Poor Adult Behavior says |

CatchingReadersParents + : "Choosing a book by the level is not an authentic way of choosing books in the real world" https://t.co/Mf17cCcsSa

For : Making the Most out of Conferences w/ Families | Celebrate each child as a person FIRST https://t.co/327qFVflmc

STEM

8 Teaching Habits that Block Productive Struggle in Students from

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 29: #Cybils, #KidLitCon and #BannedBooksWeek

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I had a rather challenging week, and my Twitter time was very limited. I did live-tweet the Cybils judge announcements, but have not shared those here. You can find the panel announcements as well as the category descriptions on the Cybils blog. Cybil nominations open Sunday, October 1st. Nominate your favorite (well-written and kid-friendly) children's and young adult titles by category.

I also shared a few KidLitCon-related reminders this week. Here's the gist:

Other topics this week include: #BannedBooksWeek, #BookList, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #STEM, eBooks, emotional labor, gender equity, growing bookworms, parenting, reading community, and schools. 

Book Lists

TheWildRobot20 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced 2nd + 3rd Grade Readers |  

30 Days of for Preschoolers, a  https://t.co/nnLYxk62nF

The Freedom to Read: Challenged & Banned Books  https://t.co/OYPoOB12PP

Events + Programs

How Bill Cosby Ruined a Perfectly Good | When a book is banned bc of the author  

Growing Bookworms

BookWhispererThe Important Decision I Made to Create a Community Classroom by  https://t.co/LczSbW9tD2 

"In our eagerness to help kids become better readers, we have made the kids drown in" tasks, warns  https://t.co/sghukCijNy

Miscellaneous

This is useful advice for anyone: Three Steps to Say “No” Gracefully |  https://t.co/FOBlC6SJd6 

This piece will resonate with moms I know: How Emotional Labor Drags Women Down + Harms Gender Equity  https://t.co/BWlY5yVJZz

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Are Better for Babies? | Study looks at engagement in kids under 2 |  https://t.co/AlnWOtWwpM  

Schools and Libraries

MindsetThis is really interesting: A Simple Tool for Fostering in a 2nd grade classroom by  https://t.co/D6pXH55FsP

This! Don't Forget the Joy: A Call to Action for Our Students from  

STEM

Colleges Move to Close Gender Gap in -  

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 22: Books for Fall, Pirates + Learning from Preschoolers

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookList, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GraphicNovels, #KidLitCon, #nonfiction, #parenting, #play, #ReadYourWorld, bookstores, grades, preschool, reading, schools, and writing. 

Book Lists

Wonderfall Books for Preschoolers, a from |

These Books are a Treat: Books, a

Something I'm always on the lookout for these days: 3 w/ Girl Power – mini-reviews from  https://t.co/1EEj8WR9sr 

Newbery / Caldecott 2018: Fall Prediction Edition — | ,

Diversity + Race

A Letter from Readers to Latinx Writers About Race, Gender, and Other Issues |  

How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books That Can Help | via

Events + Programs

PiratesMagnifiedPirates Magnified | reviews a mashup of informational text + seek + find for

Why Should Students Write? Because encourages creativity + exploration. Consider the contest https://t.co/aK4Gv9YlrX 

The UK's is inspiring families to find this week (and always) |

Growing Bookworms

Great post for + : 's students share where is trash (No choice!) vs. magic

Kidlitosphere

KidlitconLogo2017-SquareWithHeaderNew session on , Multicultural Children's Book Day, added to program. Thanks  

The latest Fusenews has various interesting tidbits, starting with a plug for

Thank You for Your Patience, aspiring panelists | Panels will be announced Monday 9/25 starting at 9 am PDT

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ThickAsThievesGrowing w/ Middle Grade - or Out of It? When readers outgrow series in process by via  

A review of the new in San Jose from | Great for buying discount bestsellers

Hey, Educators! Wants to Embarrass You! (Book Trailer Premiere for IT’S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK) https://t.co/LMm7tOKZTw

No Grown-Ups in Sight: The Freedom of (Realistic) Middle Grade Adventures | Catherine Newman

Guest Post | A Look at Expository | Survey: 75% liked expository

Parenting + Play

This seems like good advice: How Not To Raise a Narcissist  Read Together + more |   https://t.co/vHCRPsFlEs

Why kids should never let go of |  

Schools and Libraries

LifelongKindergartenHow to Make Every Grade More Like | interviews on book  

In response to pressure, educators set sights on eliminating A-F grading system

What All Grade Levels Can Learn from a Classroom | |

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