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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 16: #Cybils Awards, #ALA Awards, #Library Lovers Month + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #ALAYMA, #BookLists, #Cybils, #homework, #math, #STEM, book awards, comics, intrinsic motivation, letter grades, libraries, publishing, sexual harassment, teaching. My daughter is on school vacation, so there will be no roundup next week. I'll be back in early March!

Top Tweet of the Week

Big news, fans! Award Winners will be announced 2/14, at 9:30 am PT | Excellent , , , , , + more

Book Lists + Awards

CharlieAndMouseALA announces 2018 youth media award winners | | Congrats to + all others honored

My Top Ten Books I Booktalk Every Year by | Looks like a good for jr. high

RA RA Read: and other gross and silly books | Jennifer Wharton shares some read-alikes |

Cybils Awards

ArmstrongAndCharlieToday's featured REVIEW: Middle Grade Fiction finalist Armstrong and Charlie by | review by |

Today's featured REVIEW is Fiction finalist After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by | review by

Events + Programs

Happy Library Lover's Month! | bloggers share their special memories of

Growing Bookworms

ReadingZoneIndependent reading: It’s for everyone! | @Scholastic http://ow.ly/YgcJ30ikeI5 | Ideas for strengthening independent in secondary students

Kidlitosphere

Sexual Harassment in the Children's Literature Industry | 's post today is a good starting point to catch up on recent discussions

See also: Children’s Publishing Reckons with Sexual Harassment in Its Ranks (w/ many many comments) |

And one more: Sexual Harassment and Post- 2018 Thoughts (not necessarily at the same time) —

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

RefugeeIt’s never too late to become a reader! Sometimes you just haven't found the right medium by |

The True Power of Technology from | Giving kids (+ adults) a way to be seen, to find our remote tribe https://t.co/Au2kucutkI

Moving From “Stealing” to “Remixing” With Credit – shares example from

On and the Female Cliches (like "I am weak but he made me strong") that Hurt Us All | from teacher + prolific reader

Parenting

As Examples With Use of Devices & Technology | We need rules for kids AND for us, has suggestions

Schools and Libraries

DrivePinkIn The DRIVEr Seat | Thoughts from Scott Jones on nurturing intrinsic motivation in , inspired by 's DRIVE https://t.co/lb1j8wxfXx

Dear Parents: Here's What You Should Know About Letter - | via

No, Elementary School Isn't Good for Kids | | via

STEM

RT @MindShiftKQED: "This project started as a way to show young children engaged in rigorous mathematics in ways that were play"

© 2018 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 9: #BookGivingDay, #ReadAloud, Libraries, and Coping w/ Book Blahs

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BlackHistoryMonth, #BookGivingDay, #BookLists, #bullying, #Cybils, #Parenting, #PeterRabbit, #RaisingReaders, #ReadAloud, #reading, #STEM, book awards, homeschooling, libraries, and schools.

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-SmAlso, please note that the Cybils award winners will be announced on Valentine's Day, February 14, at 9:30 am Pacific Time. Tune in to http://www.Cybils.com/blog to find high-quality, kid-friendly titles honored in categories ranging from fiction picture books to board books to young adult nonfiction, including poetry, graphic novels, and speculative fiction. Bloggers have been reading and reviewing and discussing books in each category since the fall, and the winners they have selected (not to mention the fabulous shortlists) are well worth a look!

Top Tweet of the Week

InfinityAndMeTen about Observation and Perspective | by https://t.co/68AmyiTx2y

Book Lists

18 Biographies | from https://t.co/Staij8p1gs

22 Books That Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans and Their Contributions to History | Charnaie Gordon

Untold History: 50 Books about Extraordinary Black Mighty Girls and Women | from

Cybils

UndefeatedToday's featured REVIEW: Jr High Finalist Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team | review by

Today's featured REVIEW is MG Speculative Fiction finalist A Face Like Glass by | Review by

Today's featured REVIEW is Elementary/Middle Grade finalist Beauty and the Beak | review by

Events + Programs

BookGivingDay2018International is Next Week (2/14)!!! has the scoop

The 2018 Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award | How neat that the UK celebrates students who support their libraries

Growing Bookworms

NationalAmbassadorStop Using the Label 'Struggling Reader,' Author + National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Advises |

What Does It Mean When a Book Flood Fails? "we should not underestimate the challenge of what we're trying to do" by

: Every Day, Every Student by | We need to model , demonstrate its importance

Some Small Ideas from to Help Students Self-Select Books Better | , TBR lists, + more https://t.co/htFCSXEEIV

5 reasons to to your child, today and always by via | Introduce great stories, bond, + more

Highlights: How We Taught Our Preschooler to Read from

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

PeterRabbitA Suggestion to Read or Listen to with Before Watching the Movie | I always prefer to read the book first

When That Book Won't Do | Some tips for seeing readers through the occasional Book Blahs, from

Parenting

Lessons from the Mother of a Child Who Was Bullied | is generous enough to share valuable lessons learned https://t.co/p1aY00epTc

What is YOUR Earliest Memory? Understanding How Develops in Young Children.

Schools and Libraries

LearnerCenteredLearner-Centered Innovation – new book just released by (whose blog I follow) |

Nice feature about a small-town library stepping in to report community news -

No books at home? Anaheim library’s ‘permanent loan’ program aims to fix that for kids – via https://t.co/TBC1DYcUHb

© 2018 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 2: Multicultural Books, #GrowthMindset, #Play, and Book Prizes + Awards

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #BookLists, #Cybils Awards, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #MCBD, #OwnVoices, #play, #Reading, #ReadingLogs, book awards, Doug Green, literacy, parenting, Rick Riordan, thrillers, and writing.

GroundhugDayAlso, since today is Groundhog Day, I'd like to share the link a book that I reviewed late last year: Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace and Christopher Denise. It's super-cute and well worth a look! 

Book Lists

Children's Books About and Determination, a

DayGloBrothersEverything Old Is New Again: Fantastic You May Have Forgotten —

Cybils Awards

Today's featured REVIEW is Fiction Finalist Piecing Me Together by from | Review by

Today's featured REVIEW is finalist Bull by David Elliott from | Review by

Today's featured REVIEW: Speculative Fiction finalist They Both Die at the End by | review by

Events + Programs

MCBDA Few Words on the recently celebrated Multicultural Children's Book Day from | + Valarie Budayr

Dragons Oh My! announces the winners of her 9th Annual “Be a Famous Writer” Contest | Judges included +

WRAD2018When we , we change the world! Ideas to celebrate from  https://t.co/hep29eIuTO

Growing Bookworms

RT @LiteracyForTX: Ten suggestions for how any teacher can help cultivate a love for reading. We think a Read-a-Thon sounds fun!

The Power of Listening | as a ritual in an ever-louder, distraction-filled world, by https://t.co/jeHAB9JQ0K (written for World Read Aloud Day, but the ideas are timeless)

Kidlitosphere

Lots of tidbits in Morning Notes: Road Trip Edition — , ,

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

AruShahNew "Rick Riordan Presents" Imprint Gets Underway! | answers questions |

Don’t Forget to Read! – Why you should make the time, plus tips for finding "exciting new books" from https://t.co/whqXKyKlhU

This is kind of cool: Prize launched for thrillers that avoid sexual violence against women | https://t.co/lrGPclbNM1

Did you resolve to read more this year? has some suggestions |

Parenting + Play

To is to . Time to step back and let kids be kids | World Economic Forum https://t.co/WlFdZLr0YE

How to Raise Bright Children - 6 positive strategies for encouraging via | 6. Make sure + are valued

RT @MindshiftKQED: The happiest teens use digital media less than an hour per day, according to this study. https://t.co/ehMSEcAkbn

Taking Playtime Seriously | | Pulling back on programmed learning, leaving time for exploration + fun | https://t.co/Rwp6l41ldR

Schools and Libraries

TeachingIsntRocketScienceSeems like this would be interesting, though I haven't read it: Teaching Isn't Rocket Science, It's Way More Complex by (I follow his blow) via

"How many ... systems and procedures do we put in place without really examining the unintended consequences of these procedures?" | |

8 Ways for to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of the Vital Skill that is |

© 2018 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 26: Teaching #Math via Stories, #Mystery + #GraphicNovel Awards, #28DaysLater

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #math, #ReadAloud, #ReadingChoice, #ReadYourWorld, #STEAM, #STEM, book awards, Edgar Awards, growing bookworms, reading, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

TuesdayUsing Stories to Teach | |

Book Lists + Awards

New trend identified by | “It’s a Book About Nothing”

RA RA Read: Stories without words

PrincessInBlack36 Titles with Strong Female Characters from to | from https://t.co/sfEZ2q8D5T

Beyond : 30 Fantasy Adventure Series Starring Mighty Girls |  https://t.co/gyMpcIhXdb

MWA Announces 2018 Nominations, including + categories

Press Release Fun: Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Now Accepting Submissions —

Cybils Awards

2017 Reactions from authors + publishers, Part 2 | We love the enthusiasm!

CreepyUnderwearToday's featured REVIEW: Fiction finalist Creepy Pair of Underwear! by + | Review by |

Today's featured REVIEW: senior high finalist Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights | review by |

Today's featured REVIEW is middle grade fiction finalist The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by , reviewed by Greg Pattridge  | from

Events + Programs

RT @PragmaticMom: Ideas from Supporters on how to Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day 2018! via

These kids started a for minority boys. It’s the most popular club in school.

28dayslogo (1)They're here! The 2018 Honorees for https://t.co/kj2ga4PG9h

Growing Bookworms

5 Reasons To Start To Your Baby by Yasmin Cole | Bonding, pre-linguistic skills + more

Middle school kids get real-time data on | | Dashboard display gets more involved

How to Foster a Through | Do NOT level the classroom library + more |

Five ways to boost for pleasure in primary | Rachel Lopiccolo https://t.co/B5qgMBJewA

My Preschooler Is Desperate to Learn to Read! What Can I Do? | Some ideas from Lindsay Barrett |

5 essentials in creating a rich reading environment and a community of enthusiastic (developing) readers | Challenge  https://t.co/rLXmtPS8FB

Kidlitosphere

MikeMulliganSome fun tidbits in Morning Notes: Mike Mulligan Dabbing Edition —

The Inexpensive Way to Keep Up With the Oscar Contenders — Read their equivalents, says

Parenting

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect' | via

RT @CommonSenseMedia: Your child will gain the most from you as you role model enthusiasm for learning, and offer encouragement and support for their curiosity. (via https://t.co/4id2SZT05g

Schools and Libraries

Dealing with digital distraction - should devices be banned in college classrooms so students can focus? https://t.co/gHt6HtHj3d

Guidance On Which Program to Purchase | One that "supports choice, independent reading time... and (that) being a reader is something good" says https://t.co/FuOXZR5TnA

STEM

MotivatedRT @EdWeekTeacher: We clearly are not conveying the depth and richness of math in the way we tend to teach it, says.

Spark with -

Sigh. Students don't pursue because it's too hard, say 52% of Americans | | Why is this?

RT @MindShiftKQED: How do we integrate into every part of math class? The first big obstacle is embedded in American culture. It has become acceptable to brag about *not* being “a math person.” That has to stop. https://t.co/0IV9wx6WOj

Making Math a Family Thing | Strategies for + for closing the gap between home + | via

© 2018 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 19: Letter Grades, #BookLists, #Cybils Reviews + Creating Book Buzz

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #PictureBooks, #ReadAloud, #STEM, book awards, book reviews, boredom, Finland, grades, grammar, Guys Lit Wire, learning styles, parenting, reading, and schools. It's good to be back sharing interesting links! Sorry I missed last week. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Will Letter Grades Survive in the face of new systems for student + ? |

Book Lists

TheRescuersRA RA Read: A Guide to Cozy Mouse Stories, both individual + series, from Jennifer Wharton

2018 – Part 1 | w/ details from

Newbery / Caldecott 2018: Final Prediction Edition —

This is a nice PLANETESME PICKS: Best of 2017 from

Cybils

SpirithuntersToday's featured REVIEW: elementary/middle grade speculative fiction finalist Spirit Hunters by , reviewed by

Catching up on featured REVIEWS: elementary/middle grade finalist Shark Lady by +Marta Alvarez Miguens, reviewed by

Catching up on featured REVIEWS: Jan. 10: Easy Reader Finalist We Need More Nuts! (, Level 2) by | review by Jennifer Wharton

Catching up on recent featured REVIEWS: Jan 8: fiction finalist The Hate U Give by | Review by

Today's featured REVIEW is speculative fiction finalist Wonder Woman: Warbringer, reviewed by

Growing Bookworms

TheYesBrainHow with Your Children Can Help Them Develop a ‘Yes Brain’ | Daniel J. Siegel + Tina Payne Bryson |

How To Use To Help Your Grandkids Fall in Love with , guest post by Susan Day https://t.co/xORJBvzCra

Small Ideas For Creating Visible Book Buzz in from | Lists of favorites, books to be read + more https://t.co/SybjuCbija

Kidlitosphere

GuysLitWireSaying Goodbye to Guys Lit Wire, a blog that has shared many great recommendations for for boys over the years

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Cybils-Logo-2017-Web-ButtonThoughts on + Suggestions for Pushing Your Boundaries by https://t.co/qp71E1TB4g   [Including book awards]

Does Spellcheck Make “Learners” More Intelligent? –

Parenting

Oh yes! I agree w/ 100% on Why We Need to Bore Our Kids

Schools and Libraries

should Nurture Each Child's version of 'Smart' - https://t.co/MXgOsjnzW0

8 reasons Finland's system puts the US model to shame - via https://t.co/TC3BPsntYh

STEM

Why practices should be taught across the entire curriculum - Australia via

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 5: The #Cybils Shortlists, #SchoolLibraries, and Love of #Reading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. While there hasn't been a lot going on in the kidlit blogosphere over the holidays, the big news is that the Cybils shortlists were announced on New Year's Day. Other topics included: #FlexibleSeating, #GrowthMindset, book fairs, bookstores, growing bookworms, independent learners, inspiration, libraries, raising readers, recess, schools, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

How to Stop Killing the Love of | talks w/ | https://t.co/R2ONY4OWzC

Cybils Awards

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-SmThe 2017 Finalists are live! High-quality, kid-friendly titles in 12 categories + more

The 2017 Middle Grade Fiction Finalists, with blurbs, from category chair

The shortlists are here! Category organizer has the elementary / middle grade speculative fiction shortlist

We are grateful to for sharing the relevant 2017 Awards Finalists with their readers  https://t.co/jFih690QI0

SpirithuntersCybils Finalists Are Live! | shares her panel's speculative fiction choices https://t.co/RbKAQ3fcyk

Announcement! Announcement! Announcement! from | 2017 Finalists! https://t.co/0ix53uTPMg

Reading Round-Up, Part 2 from co-blog editor and round 1 panelist https://t.co/tDdcCQHOp4

Today's featured REVIEW is nominee The Playbook, reviewed by

Today's featured REVIEW is Jr. High nominee Beastly Brains | review by

BeyondBrightSeaToday's featured REVIEW is middle grade fiction nominee Beyond the Bright Sea, review by Tara Smith

On the blog: 2017 Finalist Reactions! | So great to see this enthusiasm from + authors, illustrators + publishers

Events + Programs

The 6th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2018-2019 is | News release at via

Growth Mindset

RT: @MindshiftKQED:What's the most effective way to praise girls? Compliment them for taking on difficulty, trying different strategies and sticking to it over time. Not for how smart they are. https://t.co/JHSHofib5E

Miscellaneous

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2018 from | "Stay positive and happy" + lots more

Schools and Libraries

I love this! A School Library’s Free Bookstore Turbocharges | | librarian's former office = bookstore w/ used + donated books [Though if they could find a way to do this without "book bucks" based on AR points, I would love it more.]

Students: How a 'Quiet Revolution' Is Changing Classroom Practice - via  https://t.co/DCLtqouMqX

BookLoveHow My High School Doubled Its Circulation | | teacher + librarian enthusiasm, + more

Move Over, : Launches Book Fairs | | Parents want fewer non-book items

Guiding to Be

3 Ways to Make the Process More Authentic by

This Is Why Schools Need To Stop Taking Away Recess As A Form Of Punishment, thoughts + links from https://t.co/kQLCZczqdX

Thoughts from On as part of encouraging flexible thinking in the https://t.co/TngiByNayh

© 2018 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 22: Bookish Gifts, A Readerly Life, and Literacy via #GraphicNovels

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics during this relatively light week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #GiftGuides, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #PictureBooks, #STEM, Christmas, creativity, schools, and science.

I suspect, with the holidays coming up, and my daughter out of school for the next two weeks, that this will be my last post of the year. Wishing all who celebrate it a joyous Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year to all. Thanks for reading!

Book Lists + Gift Guides

AfterTheFallFavorite , 1st and 2nd Grade Edition, Fall 2017 from Chicken Spaghetti, w/ list of book-finding resources https://t.co/yMKAQWwkpH

Books You Can Sing, a that made for her toddler niece

Challenge: NSTA 2018 Outstanding Trade Books & Books | from

27 Great Books to Share at Christmas, some focused on bible, others on values + traditions, from

Some fun stuff on this | 50 Bookish Gifts for Mighty Girl Book Lovers

Cybils

AllsFaireToday's featured REVIEW: middle grade nominee All’s Faire in Middle School from , reviewed by

Today's featured REVIEW: nominee When Your Lion Needs a Bath from , review by Tiffa Foster

Today's featured REVIEW: Elem/MG nominee Ghosts of Greenglass House, review by

Growing Bookworms

13 Keys To Nurturing A Readerly Life from | Model , give students choice, + more

ChristmasForBearTime to put ‘a book on every bed’ for morning (or whatever holiday you celebrate), a reminder from

foster says Lydia Olsen in | "Kids who struggle reading traditional books might do better with comics"

Parenting

20 Great Holiday or Travel Activities for Kids (5-15), many themed, from

Schools and Libraries

BunnysBookClubUsing in the Middle School | Students are never too old |

What Is That?": How We Unwittingly Dampen Children's Creative Development - | Describe what you see in a child's art

© 2017 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 15: Bookish Giving, Diverse BookLists + Love for #Librarians

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It's a fairly brief list today, probably because we're all getting too busy for blogging around the holidays. (I know I am!) Topics this week include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #literacy, #math, #ReadAloud, #STEM, awards, charitable giving, Cybils, growing bookworms, and libraries.

Top Tweet of the Week

The 2017 Bookish Charitable Giving Guide from + lots more

Book Lists

HundredBillionStars31 Days, 31 Lists: Day 10 featured one of my fave sub-genres: 2017

Cybils

Reading Round-Up, Part 1 from Elem/MG speculative fiction judge (+co-blog editor) https://t.co/2jTSN2xYF6

Today's Featured REVIEW: Christmas in Cooperstown, reviewed by easy reader/early chapter books chair

Today's featured REVIEW is YASF nominee Caraval, reviewed by

Today's featured REVIEW: elementary nominee Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code | reviewed by

Diversity

WhenDimpleMetRishiThe Message Your All White Booklist sends to patrons, white and of color, a challenge from

How white parents are addressing racism – by to their children - via

Growing Bookworms

Why and How Benefit Middle Graders, w/ tips for choosing titles + references, by

CaptainUnderpantsDon’t Be the Grumpy Film Critic of Children’s Literature by | being dismissive of books they love turns kids off https://t.co/kRjOy3ybx6

Schools and Libraries

School, Teen Recognized at 2017 I Love My Librarian Awards |

Study links later start times for teens w/ economic benefits | via  https://t.co/6JieWfXuWj

© 2017 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


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

© 2017 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


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 |

© 2017 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.


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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