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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 18: Super-Short Distracted-by-My-Birthday Edition

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I took a bit of vacation time over the past week (wine tasting with friends and also celebrating a milestone birthday) so this is a super-short post. Topics include the #Cybils Awards, #play, #STEM, #YA, book awards, learning, literacy, reading levels, studying, and wordless books. Wishing you all a lovely weekend, as summer starts to wind down (!). 

The Cybils Awards

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-SmWelcome to the 2017 Cybils Awards from , co-blog editor (w/ ), frequent judge + logo designer

Have you all seen the beautiful new 2017 Logo? Designed and updated by

Literacy + Learning

GirlAndBicycleMaking books accessible for even the newest readers: wordless + one-word stories  

Before You Study, Ask for Help - more active, self-regulated approach -> better  

An example where bins of leveled readers took away a 1st grader's enjoyment of | Lisa Koch

Play

FreeRangeKidsWhen it comes to physical activity, 19 Is the New 60 says in | Kids need more time to

Children Were Born to Learn! Get Out of Their Way! Don't let get lost  https://t.co/ETYd2HBP8o 

Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

This piece on the Toxic Drama on Twitter by is fascinating if depressing  

STEM

5 Ways to Make Exciting in , observations from | Experiments + more

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 11: The #Cybils Awards, Diverse #BookLists + #GirlsWhoCode

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GirlsWhoCode, #JoyOfLearning, #Math, #reading, #STEM, bookmobile, coding, gender roles, growing bookworms, learning styles, reading choice, schools, and writing.

Book Lists + Awards

The 2017 Are Coming Soon! | | Bloggers select kid-friendly + well-written titles

MadreGooseRT @NCTE: Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids via

10 to Promote a | from

on + from + more

If You Like This Classic Children's Book You'll Love This Book from

Diversity

What Color Is the Past? History, + Books for Kids — examples + musings from  

Seeding Book Deserts with | on  https://t.co/BtP7bBQkqp

Events + Programs

DearDragonRT @JoshFunkBooks: The theme for 's 9th Annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest: ! Your K-4 Class Can Submit On 10/15! http://ow.ly/kBKb30ehxDk

Authors, Illustrators Share Talents, Pass On Love of , Then Pass Out Their Books

Falling in Love w/ (nonprofit + tutoring ctr for kids):

Love it! School Bus-Turned-Bookmobile Rolls Across Georgia | Jan L. Wilson  https://t.co/Ar76uYm65h 

It's never too late! Some ideas for celebrating National Book Lovers Day by Jess Butterworth

Growing Bookworms

AllSeeingEyeGiving "freedom of choice, guidance from librarians ... comics + engaging visuals"  

calls out who assign to kids but don't read themselves

Kidlitosphere

Happy 14th blogiversary to at Waking Brain Cells | that's a LOT of reviews + news over the years https://t.co/UPmtu56i22 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

BedtimeForFrancesThe Grown-Up Joys of Children’s Books: Saturday essay in  

Exploring Story Elements with Kids | Tips from |

Parenting

How Dads Can Engage in Their Child's In the New School Year - guest post  https://t.co/xMwmY4x0WG

Schools and Libraries

What Parents Wish Would Ask Them About Their Child | "What are they passionate about?" +more  

A Tale of Two Puzzle Workers, a reminder for + readers that kids are different + learn differently

How a Ditched Awards + Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and |  https://t.co/y8KRCf6Lk6

STEM

FriendshipCodeSome thoughts (MAJOR RANT) from on how teach + reviews of some books

is Universal: Interview with Education Leaders +  

Reshma Saujani On Closing the Gender Gap in Tech |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 4: #KidLitCon, #PictureBook Marketing + Nurturing Curiosity

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #JoyOfLearning, #KidLitCon, #math, #PictureBooks, #STEM, boys and reading, curiosity, education, growing bookworms, helicopter parents, literacy, marketing, schools, summer vacation, and teaching. 

Book Lists

BestWeekEverSome specifically appropriate for , w/ short reviews from @randomlyread  

Black Girl Magic: 33 Featuring Black Female Protagonists: from Charnaie Gordon  https://t.co/tIuw10rIMF

Events + Programs

Neat community project: StoryWalk lets children read book while soaking up nature - via  https://t.co/SeLcc4yMc5 

Growing Bookworms

They Don’t "Just" Need to Find the Right Book, they need help finding book after book that they love  

Teachers "have the power to make OR break our , please wield that power very carefully" urges  https://t.co/igSDwOIJ83

Want Teenage Boys to Read? Easy. Give Them Books About Sex, suggests

Interesting: Sight Words Are so 2016: New Study Finds the Real Key to Early  

Kidlitosphere

KidlitconLogo2017-SquareWithHeaderToday is the last day to sign up to be a presenter for 2017 | contact or see details here:  

The program for 2017 in Hershey, PA (Nov. 3-4) is shaping up nicely | Register now!  https://t.co/aVyk9qoBgS

Aren't These 2017 Keynote Speakers fabulous? Conference is Nov. 3-4 in Hershey, PA. Don't miss it!

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

StinkyStenchGreat stuff! Josh Funk Shares Powerhouse Marketing Strategies - 24 Carrot  

Thoughts from on Seeking "Authentic Value" in Books for Young Children

Parenting + Play

Never Ignore a Child Who Asks "Why?" | we need to nurture curiosity + spark creativity  https://t.co/VXxYvGyxUn

On nurturing our children to pursue their dream jobs (+ keeping them engaged), by  https://t.co/XdiCY0xnJi

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? |

What Teachers Think Kids Should Do During the Summer: , reflect, relax, create, says  https://t.co/17BMvUY1bN

Why kids need risk, fear + excitement in (increases activity, resilience + more)  https://t.co/dAatQvuOQy

Schools and Libraries

AmuletBuilding Relationships through (+ increasing job satisfaction) as a Principal | Jim Bailey

Survey says 90% of Parents Think Their Kids Are on Track in & . Really 1 in 3  

5 Ways To Make School Boring for young learners: only let them check out simple + more

Curiosity (intrinsic motivation) Is a Unique + Underemphasized Marker of Academic Success -  https://t.co/lDaRSleKkO

STEM

We're All Born With Mathematical Abilities (And Why That's Important)  

Meet the 2017 Mighty Girl Finalists for the Title of "America's Top Young Scientist" /

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 21: #KidLitCon Registration, A "Flybrary" + #Writing Resources for Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #KidLitCon, #PictureBooks, #STEM, #YA, book clubs, happiness, libraries, love of reading, math, parenting, personal responsibility, reading, screen time, teaching, and writing.

Book Lists (inc. 2 black boy-themed lists)

WhooshBlack Boy Joy: 29 Picture Books Featuring Black Male Protagonists | Charnaie Gordon  https://t.co/I8dI8ahrf0

Where Are All the Black Boys? A 2017 Assessment + Comparison (progress re. 2013)

The Refugee Children’s Books of 2017 and an Ode to The Arrival — from

that Promote Imagination, , questions to prompt kids + 1 new review from  https://t.co/S0iBNb93Dw

Books My (Struggling Teen Reader) Students Most Frequently Stole From the Classroom via  

Events + Programs

Airline launches "flybrary", spreading out 7k classic titles across fleet for kids to read on board  

Kidlitosphere

KidlitconLogo2017-SquareWithHeaderHey there + bloggers, authors + fans: Register now for the 2017 | Hershey, PA | Nov 3-4  

announces keynote speakers Rachel Renée Russell + + Floyd Cooper

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

For Women: How & Why to Start a with Your Friends | Building Relationships

AnneOfGreenGablesThe Crying Game (or Books That Make You Weep, every single time) by  

"my favorite back to school book of all time" (I think), on A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices

Helpful Resources for Young Writers for kids + from

Should fiction have to teach a lesson? No, says , quoted in piece by Alyson Ward https://t.co/P9XewpAzZp

Parenting 

HappinessTrack researcher says we're giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life  https://t.co/M8MJV9PXui 

Schools and Libraries

How Their First Card Teaches Kids Personal Responsibility |  https://t.co/JoUjo1jn4t 

Success for students should be “Any path that leads to a happy and healthy life.” |

Americans Oppose Segregation in Theory—but Not in Practice (in their own schools)  https://t.co/IcztIELvJo

CharlottesWebMotivating w/ different preferences + strengths to succeed in |  https://t.co/EwoZ03qogF

Making Your a Safer Place for Kids by cutting back on

Study Suggests College Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom -

STEM

Elevate program helps Bay Area 6th - 10th graders reach new heights in  

How a Shop Teaches Kids , Fine Motor Skills, and Entrepreneurship

Why a Colorado researcher believes preschool students should learn — and — with |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 14: Reading Choice, Bookish Desserts, and Writing Resources

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics for this very light week include #audiobooks, #GrowthMindset, #ReadAloud, #STEM, #SummerReading, funny books, growing bookworms, libraries, reading, reading choice, schools, special education, and writing.

Growing Bookworms / Summer Reading

BabysittersClub4Light and Silly Books Make Good for younger kids via  https://t.co/UGHYUbnKzd

How to to a Child That Won’t Sit Still |  

In Defense of Free Choice Independent | | "Our students are counting on us" https://t.co/SnPxBliUWW

Giving kids choice: "kids need to learn to read for fun rather than what’s required of them"  https://t.co/XtcaNzfShm

CharlottesWebAudioRoundup of sources for downloading for you & your kids for from

Why We Don't Do at the Public , by librarian | similar reasons in my house

Growth Mindset / Learning

My Son Is In And I Want Him To Be Challenged : Margaret Gilmour

A stressed-out childhood could seriously ruin your kid’s brain | via  https://t.co/RwC9ddR2bz

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

CharlieChocolateFactoryShari’s Berries’ 20 Desserts Inspired By Children’s Books –    

Teachers: great roundup of resources for your classroom from + more 

7 Tips for How to Read Faster (and Still Understand What You Read) |

Discussion from : Finding Connections Between (Otherwise Dissimilar) Books https://t.co/ZXfSMjf0vQ

STEM

Books for Kids: The Truth is Out There — |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 7: Board Books, Picture Books and Reading Aloud

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively light week include #audiobooks, #BookADay, #BookList, #Cybils, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #KidLitCon, #ReadAloud, #SummerReading, board books, library storytime, literacy, reading, and writing. Wishing you relaxing summer reading this weekend!

Book Lists

QuantumPhysics. calls 2017 The Year of the , w/ of notable titles | was early to the trend

100 Children's Audiobook Deals for Summer 2017 | list from sale | Some true bargains 

26 Wonderful Books for Kids Celebrating Summer (ages 4-12), from  https://t.co/T3bJHEiDEr

ALA 2017 highlights: coming this summer & fall (ages 8-14), from

Diversity + Gender

PottymouthBooks Will Be Books: Enough With Gendered Children’s Lit | | Why market just to boys? https://t.co/yWjY2ymEUD

"Dear fellow white Christian writers," | chimes in on by imagining NOT being the default https://t.co/1GEFoCWL60 

 Growing Bookworms

5 Ways to Help Your Child Read More, tips from  

10 Reasons You Should to Big Kids, Too | Introducing genres, discussing issues + more https://t.co/uS80sWnanY

HackingLiteracyNo excuses: How can build a culture of this year - at Hack Learning https://t.co/QRSahwKMdx

Kidlitosphere

Call for Presenters: 2017, Nov. 3-4 in Hershey, PA | encourages bloggers to attend  

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Discussion on Starting vs. Finishing Books | Me, I abandon more books every year https://t.co/tdwtQBTEf4 

Schools and Libraries

& The Power of Shared Stories by  

Early At Its Finest: shares piece, positive effects of storytime on kids https://t.co/8T81Qc1yW4

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 30: Read-Aloud Books, Everyday Diversity + #KidLitCon

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #KidLitCon, #STEM, #SummerReading, Little Free Libraries, love of reading, reading levels, schools, summer slide, #ReadAloud, #kidlit, #YA, audiobooks, parenting, and student engagement.

Book Lists

DivaAndFleaRead-Aloud Chapter Books for Kindergarteners (Month by Month), from  

Chapter Books for 1st Graders (Month by Month), a from

75 Mighty Girl Books for Tweens' /  https://t.co/IhOG32CdWw

10 Cool Middle Grade Adventures for Kids Not Quite Ready for |  https://t.co/mU8tthc16b

Diversity

Everyday + Beginning Readers | mirrors show diverse characters in familiar settings | Gigi Pagliarulo  

Events + Programs

JetBlue + Reprise program: book vending machines, PSAs, + more https://t.co/SnQdaXTtFc 

Growing Bookworms

SerafinaSplinteredHeartWhy Book Series Are Best For Kids' (they just keep reading) + rec for https://t.co/w8A3B3MVJH

6 Easy Ways to Get Kids Outside and This Summer | | Picnics, walks + more https://t.co/gcb19mcVgO

Being Creative With Oral for Young Readers, making it enjoyable + fun

You want kids to get excited and engage with books? Give them a book that they want to read"  https://t.co/0ehC3O5e1b

Kidlitosphere
KidlitconLogo2017-SquareWithHeaderHey there + bloggers, the Call for Presenters for 2017 is live | Please RT 

Attention + bloggers: Have You Saved the Date for 2017? 11/3-4 in Hershey, PA

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Nice introduction to a – meeting the neighbors in A Field Trip Life's beach community  

Power of Audiobooks | likes recent commercials promoting awesome  https://t.co/koRbM3hyvo

Parenting 

MadLibs18 Great Games for Car Trips |  

New Parents, The Public Has Got Your Back (, , story hour + more) by Dana Staves  https://t.co/crgf9xYfoe

Schools and Libraries

What teens want from their | new report shares survey results + makes recommendations https://t.co/TlLLj0mnQa

Misinterpreting the : Why We're Doing Students a Disservice

"if a program (eg AR) harms the love of a for a child, question the program, not the child"  https://t.co/sO6nNdf1sE

STEM

A Summer of : 25 Science Kits for Independent Exploration selected by  

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 23: #SubwayLibrary and Summer #Literacy Tips

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #math, #play, #SubwayLibrary, #SummerReading, #writing, bookmobiles, chapter books, Chapter Books, diversity, Free Range Kids, growing bookworms, kindergarten, libraries, literacy, and schools.

Book Lists

FlotsamTen fabulously illustrated bks for young readers that adults will enjoy just as much via

Newbery/Caldecott 2018: The Summer Prediction Edition —

30 First Chapter Books for Kids (6-10): Series About Boys, a from  

CharlieAndMouseRead-Aloud for Preschoolers (Month by Month) from  https://t.co/oYHDeA17FG

Nice but too many male protagonists: 13 Books That 9- to 12-Year-Old Boys Say Are Awesome  https://t.co/9vZrxFYL5U

The Ultimate List of for kids (by age) for Summer 2017 |  https://t.co/LoCch910xl

Diversity

Interesting article on measuring racial by | applying mathematical rigor to tense topic  

Call for papers for new journal: Research on in Youth Literature  

Growing Bookworms / Encouraging Summer Reading

FullOfBeans: Tips from librarian for encouraging children to read | , Choice, Time +more  

How to Raise a Reader - guide in w/ tips + book ideas by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

Beyond the Book: Summer Adventures, suggestions for students + families, like talking more  https://t.co/7EuI68VDqh

+ Resources from

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ReadingMindIs the Internet Changing Kids' Brains? Excerpt from The Reading Mind by  https://t.co/65crgRtwGQ 

Call in UK to boost children's for pleasure (in addition to for pleasure)

I'm A Teenager And I Don't Like Young Adult Novels. Here's Why | good ideas for writers in this piece   https://t.co/3kgM6zkb5s

Parenting + Play

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports | specializing too early -> injuries via  https://t.co/kP0aW1Ze3E

If You’re a Kid, the Experts Want You to Have a Fun-Free Summer warns

LetsAllPlay#Play Counts: Empowering Imagination Beats the Real Deal (when it comes to cupcakes anyway)  

A Rallying Cry To End The Overwhelm of Toys | fewer toys -> deeper + better attention https://t.co/UIcwgip7T1

Schools and Libraries

The NYPL just turned a subway train into an adorable | read while you ride

for a Day | Programs That Pop (golf carts = perfect!) via

The Unintended Impact of Award Programs in Elementary , food for thought from principal

Esther J. Cepeda: Across America, kindergarten is the new 1st grade, exacerbating racial + economic achievement gaps https://t.co/OZ4NC1SHFZ 

Encouraging news from Menlo Park school boosts in K-2nd graders w/ intensive program https://t.co/Xynu8ZuITU 

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 16: Father's Day Books, Audiobooks + Reading with Engagement

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #GraphicNovels, #PictureBooks, #ReadAloud, #SummerReading, Audiobook Month, Father's Day, gender equality, growing bookworms, play, reading choice, recess, teaching, and time management. 

Book Lists

WeekendsWithMaxA for father's day: Ten Great Middle Grade Dads (or at least they try really hard)  https://t.co/3OjDcforOq 

Longer for developing listeners: June is Audiobook Month says

Fantasy + realistic fiction for longer listening: June is Month (ages 8-12)

for children & teens (ages 7-14) | from

New Reading Beyond from + ALA | Recommended titles for advanced readers in 3 age ranges

Diversity

BeautifulBlackbirdWe Need Diverse Collectables: Why the Collectors of Children’s Books Need to Diversify —  

Lauren Child: New UK Children's Laureate worried about gender equality + in books via  https://t.co/y2nXjGy1PV

An excellent point about implementing challenge for East Asian (+ other) kids

Growing Bookworms / Summer Reading

The Key to ? Invest in Children’s Reading Lives All Year Time Access Choice + Community 

MarieCuriePersistence Boost Children’s Engagement + Performance (w/ plug for GN about Marie Curie from ) https://t.co/ryhRb0lgmm

Does for Pleasure in Schools Make a Difference? 's data says YES | Choice + Time + Community

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them w/ more engagement via  

Yes! Dear + : It Doesn't Matter That YOU Don't Like The Book

Language for – Importance of Building Vocabulary in Preschool | Conversation +  https://t.co/M7t6pipCha

Excellent! Maryland school gives away more than 2,000 books to spur  https://t.co/kXLTGGwthT

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Thought-provoking Proclamation! regarding by authors + illustrators + more via  

TaoofPoohNever Meant for Children: The Odd Consumer-Driven Rise of the Graduation Book —

New Podcast features and her sister Kate discussing

Play

25+ Boy Approved Summer Activity For Kids Ideas from (of course girls can do them, too)  

Ideas gleaned for Sensory from the Blogosphere by

Encouraging piece about schools increasing , after trend towards reduction has hopefully peaked

MulberryStreetSounds like fun! A New Place You Will Go: Opening Day at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Schools and Libraries

Report reveals eye-opening data on English learners in Philadelphia schools — NewsWorks via

How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)  

Timed, Standardized-Testing: Is it Worth it? asks

What the Perception-action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns, w/ implications for

STEM

Why Kids Need , and How You Can Teach It |  https://t.co/0MU6TWFSlf

8 ideas for encouraging summer learning for grade school kids from

Digital Manipulatives and the Mind - Body - Connection in the Digital Age, Infographic by  https://t.co/7p1f42XSSN

Time Management

Too Much Busyness is Counterproductive. You Need to Schedule Breaks on Purpose  

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 9: Children's Choice Awards, #SummerReading Tips + #OutdoorPlay

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #EarlyReaders, #GrowingBookworms, #PictureBooks, #play, #RaisingReaders, #STEM, #SummerReading, audiobooks, BEA, book awards, bullying, crafting, eBooks, education, kidlitosphere, parenting, poetry, preschool, read aloud, and reading. 

Book Lists + Awards

Triangle(Seriously) Fun for Kids, + short reviews from  https://t.co/V7vtfL3fKL

Chapter Books for Kids that Transcend "Issues", a

2017 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards announced for through |  https://t.co/KFUH2GxdQP

Growing Bookworms + #SummerReading Tips

BirthdayForBear Challenge: Turning into — examples + suggestions from  https://t.co/ae6j1rGdTt 

If has a billboard he would encourage to kids early + often. What would yours say? http://ow.ly/fmvX30cnqWW

Encouraging w/ Authentic Experiences | Providing books, using online tools, modeling |  https://t.co/zARAlH13Kk

Fun Round Up of Resources from + more

I certainly agree with this article | Conversations – Not Apps — Grow Children’s Language https://t.co/o6rrGtwLKv

Confessions of (+ request for suggestions from) a (Failed) Battle of the Books Coach — Julie Hakim Azzam

Kidlitosphere

It's time again for the Call For Roundup Hosts from  

ShadowCipherSome tidbits you might have missed in this week's Fusenews: May Contain Comic Seriousness —

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Updated stats on kids' , inc. print vs. digital, at via  

Dabbling in Diverse Formats: How I Use and by

Erica suggests you Build Kids' Vocabulary w/ a Summer Word Jar (Plus Tips and Ideas)

Parenting + Play

GiftOfFailureOlder piece but a good reminder: Why Free Is the Best Summer School  https://t.co/WEJgmA9z0X

This Is Why Open Ended Crafting Helps Kids Thrive - and Tips for Getting Started from  https://t.co/7ncTpKXcx9 

Empowering Girls to Respond to Social Aggressive by Bethany Todd +

So… at Child Care Centers Is Optional? Huh? | This is frustrating

Schools and Libraries

RaisingKidsWhoReadAdaptive practice, personalized learning + what will "obviously" work in sometimes doesn't  

Studies that Honor Preschool “Rigor” Are NOT to Be Trusted | rebuts piece via

This is cool. 's library is launching In Your Neighborhood program taking books to kids

Thoughts from on Stocking a 7th Grade Classroom , providing for range of interest/reading levels

STEM

Good stuff! Using Creativity to Boost Young Children’s Thinking in school + home  https://t.co/HI416OK8jg 

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 2: Encouraging #SummerReading w/ Lists + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookList, #DiverseBooks, #grit, #play, #STEM, #SummerReading, book donation, child development, curiosity, graphic novels, nonfiction, recess, reluctant readers, schools, and treehouses. 

Book Lists (inc. #SummerReading Suggestions)

OneWordFromSophiaSome good titles in 20 with African American Girl Characters,  

25+ Must-Have Books for Reluctant Readers @TheBooksource via

A nice list: 30 Modern, Middle Grade Classics, from for

Useful for me: The Ultimate Guide to Girl-Empowering for Kids l via https://t.co/lc6qY1p401 

Events + Programs (inc. #SummerReading Ideas)

FancyNancyICanReadThis post about giving kids the chance to "shop" for donated books made me a little teary-eyed https://t.co/h8fvi2d9hl 

How one book-loving mom encourages her boys' to do (+ summit + )

Sharing the Wealth by | honoring the parents who taught her to love books via donation https://t.co/DHXE1jMtWX 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

What Does Want From a Book? Believable characters, realistic dialogue + more

TreehouseWarCreative Challenge For Kids: Design The Best Ever! | daughter inspired by 's book 

Query from | Is 2017 a Stronger Than Usual Year for Children’s ?

Parenting 

What Makes Teens Most Likely to Succeed? | #1 They know who they are + what they want (motivation / #grit) https://t.co/LY9cROnUhd 

Can You Teach Resilience? asks + , reflecting on piece by

Embracing Rejection: allowing kids to choose their own playmates (and say no) helps develop skills

Schools and Libraries

3 Ways Condition Students and risk losing their curiosity + love of challenge  

A call from for Longer -> active , socialization + Stronger Child Development

HackingLeadershipRe reform, we should Redefine Roles (students, teachers, etc), Not The Whole System says

Six Steps That Will Change Learners & , transformational teaching, better interaction

4 Things I'm NOT Saying When I Speak About Developmentally Appropriate Practice https://t.co/WKl5UtAgXi

STEM

Using Activity Packs as prizes for programs, ideas from  

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 26: Super Villains, Reading Spaces, #Coding + Conquering Busyness

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics for this relatively light week include #BookLists, #STEM, #SummerReading, bullying, coding, First Book, growing bookworms, math, parenting, reading culture, reluctant readers, schools, and time management. And speaking of time management, I wish everyone a Memorial Day weekend spent doing whatever means start of summer to you. As for me, I'll be sitting outside reading just as much as I can. 

Book Lists

Super Heroes and Super Villains, a + a couple of new arrivals   

8 Delightful Children's Books That Celebrate

Events + Programs

FirstBookSummer_ReadingHappy 25th Birthday to , still bringing books + resources to kids in need  

Growing Bookworms

Reading Spaces + creating a culture in , guest post by  

Ten Types of Books That Are Hooking My MOST Reluctant Readers by

Best Programs, Contests, and Challenges 2017, collected by https://t.co/2C0Xs77rQw

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

GeorgeShrinks-500x412THEY’RE ALIIIIIIIIVE! 2017 Out-of-Print Books Back From the Dead —  

This looks like a good list: 36 Twitter Accounts Teachers Should Follow

Thoughts (inspired by ) on how + other bloggers organize overflowing bookshelves

Parenting and Time Management

HappinessTrack#Happiness research shows the biggest obstacle to is being too busy

Practical Ways to Teach Young Children How to Respond to a Bully - Bethany Todd

This has really hit home for me lately: You Can Never Be Your Best If You're Too Busy  

STEM

Getting More Girls (& Boys) to Love by  

Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Skills by making fun?

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