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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: #PictureBooks, #Reading Choice, #Audiobooks + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #BookLists, Disney World, diverse books, #GrowthMindset, #SummerReading, Book Awards, leveled readers, libraries, reading aloud, reading choice, schools, teaching, parenting. 

Awards + Book Lists

TheStorytellerNewbery/Caldecott 2017: The Summer Prediction Edition — @fuseeight  http://ow.ly/iSGV301scXy  #kidlit #PictureBooks

Like Jennifer Wharton, I'm skeptical about books on specific #parenting issues. But sometimes you need them. A list: http://ow.ly/vjOH301scs0 

#EasyReaders w/ #diverse characters: Expanding our #library collection (ages 5-8) http://ow.ly/bAta301zL34  @MaryAnnScheuer #BookList

Read Around Town: Books about Laundry + the Laundromat http://ow.ly/mR9W301nzdc  @mrskatiefitz #kidlit

Read Around Town: Books that Focus  on the Bus + Bus Drivers http://ow.ly/Cb8l301zKD2  @mrskatiefitz #BookList

A Truly Eclectic #PictureBook Round-Up from @RandomlyReading   http://ow.ly/zDuh301xjXP  @MollyIdle @gBrianKaras @RyanT_Higgins + more

Goofy Pets, Daring Detectives, and a Drama Queen| Chapter Books Series Update | http://ow.ly/eRwM301uJgm  @abbylibrarian @sljournal #kidlit

Ten More Great School Age Readalouds for K-4th http://ow.ly/IFwh301sddh  @abbylibrarian #BookList #kidlit

Level Up: New @literacious series Pairing Video Games w/ Children’s Books| This week: Sports Games http://ow.ly/Rded301zJS7  #kidlit

Diversity + Gender

20 Books Featuring #Diverse Characters to Inspire Connection and Empathy  http://ow.ly/uf8Q301syAe  @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED

On the importance of praising girls for hard work + intelligence, not appearance http://ow.ly/ZUeT301sanG  @Jonharper70bd @BAMRadioNetwork

Toy Companies Aim to Make Toys More Gender-Neutral  @AnneMarieChaker @WSJ https://t.co/qmSsE8ZcoM

 Literature that Deals w/ Human #Diversity: Helping to overcome fear of the 'other' (age, race, etc) http://ow.ly/f7B1301xl2I  @TrevorHCairney

Growing Bookworms

Read It Wrong: One Tip to Make #ReadingAloud Even More Fun from @everead  #GrowingBookworms http://ow.ly/arlH301oPzG 

On the dangers of using leveled books to constrain a child's reading @pernilleripp  http://ow.ly/Ac9b301nyuM  Levels can damage reading life

6 Awesome Tips for Reading Chapter Books with Preschoolers (inc. abandon it if it's not working) from @growingbbb https://t.co/ach80wSJQc

On choice: What will my kids read this summer? I'm pretending not to care @Danny_Heitman  http://ow.ly/gfiw301nxys  @csmonitor via @tashrow

Adventures in #Literacy Land: Six #SummerReading Tips to keep kids #reading http://ow.ly/Nc6Y301utAJ 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

I agree with @literacious that marketing #Audiobooks at the Gym is a smart move on the part of @randomhouse http://ow.ly/4NlW301xpnB 

#PictureBook Bios I’d Like to See (Based Entirely on Hark, A Vagrant Comics) — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/AwC4301zMY0  #kidlit

Schools and Libraries

DisneyParadeHow to give any educational organization a @WaltDisneyWorld feel in 3 steps http://ow.ly/ekKw301xlgt  @TonySinanis #EdChat

A Small Fix in #Mindset Can Keep Students in School http://ow.ly/VPh1301oPHk  @AlisonGopnik @WSJ #GrowthMindset #teaching

6 Reasons to Visit the #Library This Summer | @denabooks  http://ow.ly/nHUW301nxTS  @ReadBrightly via @tashrow #SummerReading

Why "NO is an appropriate response (for preschoolers) to a choice...just as much as YES" http://ow.ly/MrvI301xjuH  @sxwiley #teaching

What’s in those pre-packaged leveled book boxes? We must seek quality classroom titles | Nicole Hewes @HornBook  http://ow.ly/xfo1301zLvX 

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 17: #48HBC, #SummerReading, Censorship + more

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #48HBC, #SummerReading, book lists, censorship, growing bookworms, kidlitosphere, libraries, Lois Duncan, movies, parenting, play, reading enjoyment, schools, STEM, teaching, and writing. Wishing you all plenty of summer reading, with books of your own choosing. 

Book Lists

Middle Grade adventures across the genres (gadgets + villains, #SF, + more) from Jennifer Wharton  #kidlit #BookList http://ow.ly/lhHu301b95Q 

18+ Books and Series For Kids Who Like the Warriors Series http://ow.ly/4nCY301dRM3  #BookList from @momandkiddo

Favorite Children’s Books About Summer in lots of great categories from @rebeccazdunn   #kidlit #SummerReading http://ow.ly/tGKb301kJMp 

Summer Reading 2016 for 5th & 6th graders: #FamiliesRead http://ow.ly/WVpM301dR3D  by @MaryAnnScheuer #BookList #kidlit

Out Now: #YA Titles Great for Middle Schoolers http://ow.ly/AdLX301izqZ  @libraryvoice @sljournal #kidlit

Diversity + Gender

Why Hollywood Doesn't Make More Movies for Girls, Like Matilda + The Parent Trap  http://ow.ly/vSQL301gvDa  @TheAtlantic via @PWKidsBookshelf 

Events + Programs

Chicago libraries aim to give away 1 million children's books this summer to beat #SummerSlide http://ow.ly/ExO8301ij1m  @chicagotribune

$13 Million in #SchoolLibrary Grants and Counting from @laurawbush Foundation http://ow.ly/dzVo301ljo6  @sljournal

Growing Bookworms

Books Every Teacher, Homeschooler, and Parent Should Read to help w/ #RaisingReaders http://ow.ly/WrxW301dRVo  @growingbbb

How One School Engaged Readers by Hosting "Flashlight Fridays" http://ow.ly/ZU16301dSp8  #RaisingReaders

6 Easy Ways to Get Kids Outside and #Reading This Summer http://ow.ly/kxSD301id8A  @momandkiddo @ReadBrightly #RaisingReaders

In Orlando's wake: "modeling love of reading + need for reading makes a huge difference" http://ow.ly/D5MI301ik5x  @RitaWirtz @BAMRadioNetwork


48hbc_newPut the next 48 Hour Book Challenge on your calendar for June 9-11, 2017! http://ow.ly/Zhgs301dRpf  @MsYingling is making it happen #48HBC

Lots of #kidlit tidbits in Morning Notes: Sit in the Dark and Eat Edition — @100scopenotes  http://ow.ly/og9Q301kKcQ 

More #kidlit tidbits here: Fusenews: Trotsky, Harriet the Spy, A.A. Milne and More — @FuseEight  http://ow.ly/fYsm301ljyo 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

I was sad to hear about the death of Lois Duncan, one of my teen favorite authors. Here's @RogerReads   http://ow.ly/gtEC301ljVJ  @HornBook

Thoughts on authors for adults who, when asked, disassociate from having read books published for kids http://ow.ly/5jy2301fTK6  @FuseEight

How to Make #Writing an Important Part of Your Child’s Life w/ diaries, blogs + more http://ow.ly/B5RB301dQVI  by @mrdad


Not really surprising: Kids Feel Unimportant to Cell Phone-Distracted Parents, says new study | @parenting http://ow.ly/2EQ9301e3ma 

After 16 Years, Teacher Is Fed Up With Kids’ Attitudes. His Rant On Facebook Is Going VIRAL! http://ow.ly/GHCp301b9mZ  @shareably @drdouggreen


Kids' #Nonfiction Books for Exploring The Great Outdoors http://ow.ly/KJqR301dSAg  A @mrskatiefitz #BookList for #play + #exercise + #nature

#Play Counts: Confessions + Learnings of a Play-based Teacher by @DenitaDinger  http://ow.ly/Cl1w301dTgN  via @sxwiley

Why Children Need #Play and How to Prioritize Play in a Busy World  http://ow.ly/nWEW301dSc5  @mamasmiles #parenting

Schools and Libraries

"We can't censor books because they make us uncomfortable" http://ow.ly/s7Wb3018Dwm  @katsok  on needing broad classroom #libraries

Kristin Abbott on the story of Ellen Mouchawar, who started a much-needed library at a local school http://ow.ly/Ez9y3018BP1  @nerdybookclub

Why #HighSchools Are Getting Rid of Valedictorians | A response from @DavidGeurin http://ow.ly/kRX6301lkkB  #EdChat

How Can Teachers Get Students to #Read Over the Long Summer Break? @MarvaAHinton  http://ow.ly/SE7i301lkMf  @educationweek


Not surprising to me: Teens Like Science, Not Science Class, Study Finds - @JZubrzycki http://ow.ly/t3UP301e35a  @educationweek #STEM

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 10: #48HBC, #ReadingAloud, #SummerReading + more

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #48HBC, #BunkReads, #SummerReading, booklists, funny books, growing bookworms, homework, kidlitosphere, LGBTQ books, play, raising readers, testing, KidLitCon, libraries, and writing. There were also some great links about reading logs and what parents can do to keep kids enjoying books, discussed here. 

Book Lists (including SummerReading recommendations)

This is neat. @CBCBook is seeking submissions to their first ever Best #STEM Books list http://ow.ly/q5VM3013VPm  #kidlit

For World Ocean Day, Best Books for Little Beach Babes http://ow.ly/gMxa3013Zw9  A Field Trip Life #BookList

#Summer Reading 2016: Preschool & Kindergarten -- #FamiliesRead http://ow.ly/WO1O300Z8kI  #BookList from @MaryAnnScheuer

#SummerReading 2016 for 1st & 2nd graders -- #FamiliesRead from @MaryAnnScheuer http://ow.ly/eUCR3013ZoQ  #BookList

100 Funny Chapter Books for Kids, by category http://ow.ly/Lok8300Z8uD  An epic @momandkiddo #BookList

A Tuesday Ten: Speculating on Spectacles | Protagonists in fantasy or SF with glasses http://ow.ly/OoRq300Z8aw  @TesseractViews #kidlit

Conclusion to #ScienceFiction Pathway series @TesseractViews w/ VIII (18 and up!) http://ow.ly/FTUO300YPkL  #HandmaidsTale + #Dune + 18 more 


#LGBTQLit for Children and Teens Comes of Age http://ow.ly/Nrf53011yqq  by Ryan Joe @PublishersWkly #kidlit #YA

Events + Programs

Welcome All Poems, Poets, and Lovers of Poetry - the first ever #Poetry Camp will be this fall http://ow.ly/MSkR300TyMM  @JoneMac53

This is an interesting idea: #BunkReads | Promoting Book Discovery at #SummerCamp http://ow.ly/xYFp3011yCw  #SummerReading @PublishersWkly

The @CBCBook Partners w/ the @unprisonproject for 2nd Year to Build Prison-Nursery Libraries for moms + their kids http://ow.ly/CjHM3013WNB 

Growing Bookworms

Prepare your child for kindergarten w/ interactive #ReadAlouds says @measuredmom http://ow.ly/nH9i3011uUk  #literacy

9 Activities for Kids to do at Home or in the Classroom during #ReadAloud by @sunlitpages guest @momandkiddo https://t.co/zA18ISFmPM

The One Thing that Made the Biggest Difference to @pernilleripp 's students was having time to #read http://ow.ly/oWRY300TyVA  #teaching

Motivating Struggling Readers: 1 Simple Tip - give them CHOICE (w/ resources) http://ow.ly/5YLV3015XsD  @thisreadingmama

#RaisingReaders: Everyday Tips from a mom of 4 readers, a Guest Post @sunlitpages http://ow.ly/YUVX300Z9GY 

How to stop an 8-year-old’s reading freeze http://ow.ly/byis3011GnY  @BookTrustUS #RaisingReaders

How Can Parents Keep Kids #Reading Momentum Going All Summer? Tips from @CTYJohnsHopkins @readingrainbow  http://ow.ly/cc4g30141BD 


48hbc_newWaxing a bit nostalgic for The 48-Hour Book Challenge + early #kidlitosphere days from @gail_gauthier http://ow.ly/QP0T300TzFM  #kidlit

So @MsYingling is considering resurrecting the 48 Hour Book Challenge w/ more Middle Grade focus. Have input? http://ow.ly/rpb5300Z8If  #48HBC

Lots of #kidlit + #kidlitosphere tidbits in today's Morning Notes @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/1vao3011r4l  

KidLitCon2016LogoSquare#KidLitCon 2016 Keynote Speakers Announced! Yay for Clare Vanderpool + @AS_King http://ow.ly/MMTY3013SRJ  from @book_nut + @Pamlovesbooks

Are YOU a person who cares about connecting kids with books? Think about presenting/attending #KidLitCon in October http://kidlitosphere.org/kidlitcon/ 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, Publishing

Musings on Self-Belief, #Grit, and Writing from @aquafortis   http://ow.ly/tpBR3016fyE  @angeladuckw @TheAtlantic

What’s the Geisel Anyway? A New Blog Takes a Look at This Unique Award | Guessing Geisel http://ow.ly/ltw03016o8Q  @sljournal


Lessons Learned from a Treehouse http://ow.ly/Qotv300Z80t  A parent working to stop overparenting talks w/ @RaiseAnAdult + Dr. Madeline Levine

4 Things I Plan to Do with my Kids this Summer by Bethany Todd w/ @LauraBarrEd http://ow.ly/qKZ8300Za0x  Downtime, reading, recharging

"It's just not fun anymore" | Why 70 percent of kids quit sports by age 13 http://ow.ly/J4vm3011GzV  @washingtonpost

Schools and Libraries

This is sad. A school uninvited @KateMessner, who had a visit scheduled for 5 months, b/c of her new book's theme http://ow.ly/bmeS3011KGP 

When School Administrators Think They Know Best http://ow.ly/d8UU30141t1  @literacious on @KateMessner @PhilBildner @haleshannon experiences

A chance to donate to get copies of @KateMessner's new book into the hands of kids who missed seeing her speak http://ow.ly/Hfh23015USc 

Our Job is Not to Censor | Why classroom libraries need to be for all kids  http://ow.ly/v97g3016oNj  @pernilleripp supporting @KateMessner

#Homework Inequality: The Value of Having a Parent Around After School  http://ow.ly/7Dmm300Z7fP  @lisquart  @TheAtlantic

Florida School Officials are holding back kids who do well in school if they opt out of tests @palan57 http://ow.ly/PVo6300YPOU  @HuffPostEdu

Reflections on #Library Service to Unattended Children (+ support of #FreeRangeParenting) from @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/OtWk30140Fm 

Recess Should Not Be Taken Away to Punish Kids, it is developmentally necessary http://ow.ly/yZ8c3011Kam  @POPSUGARMoms #JoyOfLearning

How #NerdCamp Transformed My #Teaching by @hollyschlan  @nerdybookclub http://ow.ly/bAVV3013ZSm  #BookADay #ReadAloud

Crazy Cool Things #Libraries Are Doing (That I Didn’t Know When I Lived in NYC) — @fuseeight  http://ow.ly/PeQc3015XYt 

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 3: #eBooks, #SummerReading, #teaching + more

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It's a bit of a light week this week because of the holiday, but I do have links for you about #DiverseBooks, #EdTech, #GrowingBookworms, #SummerReading, beginning readers, classroom libraries, funny books, mysteries, play, testing, ebooks, and teaching.

Book Lists + Awards

Review Round-Up from @mrskatiefitz : Books for Beginning Readers (Easy Readers + Chapter Books), May 2016 http://ow.ly/FLLg300JAt9 

23 Entertaining Books For Kids Who Like Diary of a @wimpykid http://ow.ly/xlCv300JAly  A @momandkiddo #BookList #kidlit

RA RA Read: Recommended Middle Grade #Mysteries (standalone + series) chosen by Jennifer Wharton http://ow.ly/rpVE300JAdR  #kidlit

2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Announced (inc. video presentation) http://ow.ly/wfKb300Rkp4  #kidlit @HornBook

2016 #Diverse #SummerReading Lists Grades PreK-8 from @LEEandLOW https://t.co/eyxH8MVRvW


When is #Reading a Mirror, a Window or Neither? http://ow.ly/cv0m300MaKS  @medinger reflects on #DiverseBooks #kidlit

We Need Diverse #eBooks Too, Y’know says @fuseeight lamenting the small selection of choices  #DiverseBooks http://ow.ly/aXBf300Oxnh 

#EdTech + eBooks

Ed tech purchasing decisions | @DTWillingham questions some  intuitions regarding #EdTech http://ow.ly/3uxS300Mb2I 

#Reading Digitally vs. on Paper | @Larryferlazzo shares responses  http://ow.ly/kJTw300OuU3  @DTWillingham  @KristinZiemke  @lester_laminack

Growing Bookworms

#SummerReading: Solid tips for encouraging children to enjoy reading more from @MaryAnnScheuer  http://ow.ly/tkCR300Oy5O 

5 Reasons Kids Need Books in Their Hands...EVERYDAY! (to take home, to be responsible for, to enjoy) http://ow.ly/qKLI300JA8e  #raisingreaders

Are We Expecting Too Much–and Too Little–of #Reading / #Literacy Teachers asks @ShawnaCoppola https://t.co/ChN37EgycW 

Lovely post from @katsok | My Heart is Full: #Reading and My Sons (+ appreciation for @PhilBildner ) http://ow.ly/NNmR300Rnts 


#PoetryFriday -- Call for Roundup Hosts from @MaryLeeHahn http://ow.ly/pE9S300RoFM  #kidlitosphere


Some of the ways #play + storytelling + imaginative recreation stimulate #learning + #literacy http://ow.ly/idZv300Ma06  @TrevorHCairney

Schools and Libraries

Lindgren Award winner @megrosoff condemns UK's exam-focused education policy as an 'assault on childhood' @guardian https://t.co/49rMPC0JaT

Reflections on #Library Service Responsibilities to an apparent #SummerReading Scammer http://ow.ly/EWyO300Mbls  by @mrskatiefitz

"it is not what we got done that matters, it is how we felt doing it" | Take the Time says @pernilleripp https://t.co/vcJISuPwCP

Classroom Libraries Work: Tips from @donalynbooks @Scholastic for maintaining yours http://ow.ly/yvgy300EVsA  #kidlit

Sweat Small Stuff To Find #Teaching Zen |Control over kids is illusion but they can choose to engage http://ow.ly/t9Bz300OwpB  @focus2achieve

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Gendered Reading, Growing Bookworms, #SummerReading + #BookADay

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, book covers, verse novels, gendered reading, diverse books, #EdTech, #BookADay, #STEM, growing bookworms, summer reading, schools, libraries, play, author visits, math, therapy dogs, re-reading, bookstores, and parenting. 

One Personal Link

This is neat. My blog post On the Virtues of Not Overscheduling Kids is being featured today @BAMRadioNetwork http://ow.ly/iVlu300xjTx  #play

Book Lists + Awards

Sorry, Junie B.: Early Chapter Book Characters I Actually Like http://ow.ly/CJV7300q3vG  @GeekMomBlog via @tashrow

Announcing the Biggest + Best New Award in Children’s Literature: The Undies — per @100scopenotes + @CarterHiggins  http://ow.ly/b4ji300xhkm 

Enchanting New Fairy Books + Fairy #Booklist from @rebeccazdunn http://ow.ly/Z3Zn300Cqel  #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Women in the Spotlight / performers who broke barriers http://ow.ly/Sl3c300Cquc  by @AnnettePimentel

RT @TheReadingTub: Thinking you'll dig this @JensBookPage - 5 Illustrated Books for Kids Who Dig #Math http://bit.ly/1TwrrzT  @ReadBrightly

#SummerReading: #BookLists and Tips for Every Age (preK to adult) from @ReadBrightlyEditors  http://ow.ly/Bckk300Az1G 

Non-didactic Children's Books about characters w/ Special Needs / differences http://ow.ly/mQ3Y300uIWa  @momandkiddo #BookList #kidlit

Jean Little Library: RA RA Read: Quick Reads: Books in Verse for Elementary and Middle Grade http://ow.ly/MIAp300sAGA  #kidlit #poetry

Diversity + Gender

Gender Politics + Construction Equipment: The Eyelashening — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/gX9I300xhd3  #kidlit

How “Girl Books” Could Save the World (if we could get more boys to read them) by Jen Malone http://ow.ly/v2M6300sAvx  @nerdybookclub #kidlit

How One Woman Is Helping Black Kids See Themselves In Books via subscription boxes http://ow.ly/XSw1300q0IJ  @_TARYNitUP @HuffingtonPost

#Diversity in children's books goes deeper than race http://ow.ly/eBaW300pZDE  @MPRnews w/ @mattdelapena + C. Robinson via @PWKidsBookshelf

MIRRORS, WINDOWS AND . . . PENGUINS and the motivation behind LILY AND DUNKIN http://ow.ly/Rqrz300CpN5  @DGephartWrites @nerdybookclub #kidlit


What a Decade of #Education Research Tells Us About Tech in the Hands of Underserved Students http://ow.ly/cmLv300sB4e  @EdSurge @drdouggreen

Educators: Connect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself! http://ow.ly/eDhq300uI8U  @bethhill2829 on why social media networks help in #education

Events + Programs

Good news! It's time for the 8th Annual #bookaday Challenge by @donalynbooks http://ow.ly/UuXH300xo28  #SummerReading #kidlit 

Growing Bookworms

1 Easy, Fun Way to Ignite a Love of #Reading: A tip for parents + teachers http://ow.ly/ZYey300q4qI  @coolcatteacher

Therapy Dogs Work Wonders for Struggling Readers http://ow.ly/Af5N300xPv1  @sljournal #literacy

Tips on #RaisingReaders in the digital age, a Guest Post by @randallde  http://ow.ly/UBgv300AF3a  @MrSchuReads

Parents – How to Help Your Child Love #Reading Over the Summer  http://ow.ly/eo08300vA6u  | Great advice from @pernilleripp #SummerReading

Sharing wordless books with children: tips & favorite books (for kids of all ages) http://ow.ly/yJGT300CplX  @MaryAnnScheuer #literacy

What Every Teacher of Reading Should Do According to @pernilleripp 's  Students http://ow.ly/uI8H300sz6T  | Book talks, choice + more

Good advice here: 4 Mistakes I Made Trying to Raise a Middle School Reader http://ow.ly/vTdl300q1MN  @Bookopolis @ReadBrightly

On helping kids to find the books that interest them to hook them on #reading @Catherine_D2013 @nerdybookclub https://t.co/C6msszMc2r


Various tidbits of #kidlit interest in Fusenews: The occasional library-centric “unruly pleasure”  http://ow.ly/Muwm300uIJA  @fuseeight

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Interesting: Surveying Stories: The risks of rage in Robin Stevens' Wells & Wong mysteries http://ow.ly/5TEG300xhZa  by @tanita_s_davis

I do like this idea: Host a Silent #Reading Party in 7 Easy Steps http://ow.ly/U5Tm300vnMp  @BookRiot I would add wine for mine! #introversion

Must-read for book-lovers from @aquafortis on The Comfort of #Rereading http://ow.ly/Fwkn300uLqQ  What are your favorite re-reads?

Author Nicola Morgan explains why she expects/needs/deserves to be paid her speaker fees http://ow.ly/F6yz300szfD  @AwfullyBigBlog

'People are hungry for real bookstores': Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving http://ow.ly/9k2n300sy3q  @GuardianBooks


MacArthur 'Genius' @angeladuckw Responds To A New Critique Of #Grit http://ow.ly/kHfo300AzIA  @npr_ed @anya1anya 

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents (+ teachers) to have better interactions w/ kids http://ow.ly/v9Bl300vq6X  @nytimes #parenting


Now this is a place kids can #PLAY | Check Out the 57-Foot Mega Slide and More at Governors Island  http://ow.ly/9H4f300xye0  @mommypoppins

Summer Bucket list: things we did as kids that we should share w/ our kids today: picnics, kites, + more http://ow.ly/tAti300xxGW  @POPSUGAR

Why #Play Matters — No Matter How Old You Are http://ow.ly/BCpS300vpH9  @rolland_rg on @cogwbur via @litsafari

Schools and Libraries

For #schools: How to score top marks in organizing author visits http://ow.ly/4pKF300xhGr  @lizkesslerbooks #kidlit

Small Ideas for a Better Organized Classroom Library from @pernilleripp  http://ow.ly/xoU7300q2yd  #reading #schools

Tips for librarians to make sure they are supporting outside paid performers' work http://ow.ly/3EZw300ACtJ  @mrskatiefitz

An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere on the importance of school #libraries + certified #librarians http://ow.ly/C8CJ300CJRm  @sljournal


How A Strengths-Based Approach to #Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’  http://ow.ly/pTVT300xwGA  @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED #STEM

Your Brain Has A Delete Button-- How To Use It (think about what's important to you) http://ow.ly/TI1L300uJUN  @FastCompany via @drdouggreen

2016 Maker Faire Bay Area Highlights from @mamasmiles  http://ow.ly/KIoE300szAJ  w/ links to #educational tools, kits, crafts + #STEM

Examples of #Math #Play in the classroom from @sxwiley http://ow.ly/x2Db300q2Qn  Coins, sorting, shapes, games + more

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: #Parenting, #Play, #SummerReading + #ReadingWithoutWalls

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, #ReadingWithoutWalls, diverse books, gender norms, reading choice, reading aloud, summer reading, parenting, schools, #EdTech, free speech, #Readathon2016, Sherlock Holmes, print books, play, recess, growing bookworms, physical education, and STEM. 

Book Lists (more lists under Summer Reading below):

Awesome! Ignite Her Curiosity: 25 Books Starring Science-Loving Mighty Girls  http://ow.ly/xi41300dwwp  @amightygirl via @tashrow #STEM

Books for 3rd-5th grade Fairy Tale Lovers http://ow.ly/MmJa300irpy  #BookList from @frankisibberson #kidlit

The Best New Children's Books of Summer 2016 http://ow.ly/sRNj3007s6P  per @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly @JensBookPage #BookList #kidlit

RA RA Read: Scary Stories from Beginning ( #PictureBooks ) to End (middle grade + #GraphicNovels ) http://ow.ly/9Un3300dm8W  Jennifer Wharton

Ten “Comfort Food” Books/Series by Jennie Albrecht http://ow.ly/aPbG300dmwB  @nerdybookclub #BookList

Diversity + Gender

ReadWithWalls-criteria-300x225On National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature @geneluenyang 's #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge http://ow.ly/4oPL300iqJI  @medinger

Guest Post @CynLeitichSmith | @leewind  on Little Pickle Press’ 7 Steps To Changing Kids' Publishing… + Our World http://ow.ly/vL7f300kLHS 

Challenging Gender Norms with “Boys Read Pink” Celebration  http://ow.ly/eHj2300kQbc  | The fabulous @MsYingling shares @sljournal #kidlit

Events + Programs

NationalReadathonDayThumb2This sounds nice! Support Child #Literacy Via National #Readathon2016 Day, Sat. May 21, noon to 4 http://ow.ly/aOY5300lEHc  @GalleyCat

SLJ Day of Dialog 2016 Recap: Chicago Edition! — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/JgpA300fBhj  @RichardPeckAuth keynote + more

Empowering Parents to Increase #Literacy in the Home: PCHP Approach  http://ow.ly/Cgq3300b7EL  @parentchildhome @LEEandLOW @CynLeitichSmith

Growing Bookworms

Serendipity. "Browsing books w/ abandon develops vital skills readers need to find joy + competence" http://ow.ly/PPCM300dlWp  @donalynbooks

Why every parent should read to their kids: vocabulary, listening skills + more http://ow.ly/LCka300dwMB  @malbers2 @Salon via @tashrow

5 Ways School Librarians Can Meet Needs of Students in Poverty http://ow.ly/sNwv300ilAI  @jenniferlagarde Be A Reading For Pleasure Evangelist

I covet this awesome Make Time for Reading clock from @Scholastic | Here are more pix: http://ow.ly/87B3300kSLM 

Print at home #SummerReading Bookmarks to Color http://ow.ly/d4kI300iqzC  from @momandkiddo

Higher Education

Why Free Speech Matters on Campus http://ow.ly/Aq6j300b5sF  Purpose of college #education isn't to affirm student beliefs, but to expand @WSJ

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Interesting take from @gail_gauthier on #SherlockHolmes as a 19th Century Superhero http://ow.ly/7nD2300fDpH 

Guest Post @CynLeitichSmith | Jennifer Swanson on how authors can jump on #STEAM bandwagon http://ow.ly/jMlW300dm1T  #nonfiction

Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Simon Jenkins http://ow.ly/uALp300dlNs  @GuardianBooks


Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence http://ow.ly/PGTY300b86S  @brainpickings

#Bullying: Why Zero-Tolerance Doesn't Work http://ow.ly/sMsk300fDdO  @HeatherShumaker reports on new @theNASEM report

We need to share our mistakes w/ kids so they know making mistakes is ok http://ow.ly/YmJJ300fA0V  @Jonharper70bd @BAMRadioNetwork #MyBad16

The Decisions I Don’t Regret – One Parent’s Take On Impossible Choices http://ow.ly/95uX300bhZr  @SheInTheCle via @ECEPolicyWorks

Mothers feel most stressed about #parenting when their kids are in middle school, study finds http://ow.ly/ugox300kHxv  @WSJ

Beyond Firefighters, Doctors + Ballerinas: Inspiring Kids to Break the Mold http://ow.ly/Q8ud300ipWi  @AndraAbramson @readingrainbow


Sigh! Lessons from ‘The Goonies,’ and from the loss of unsupervised time for kids  http://ow.ly/LuTg300bhkU  @byclintedwards @washingtonpost

It's not "Wasting Paper" if kids are #learning /discovering /exploring  http://ow.ly/ZVOk300b6LQ  @sxwiley #PlayfulLearning

How to Re-think #Recess so that it's Accessible To Everyone? http://ow.ly/K2J1300gljL  @LauraBarrEd #play #schools

The Privatization of Childhood #Play | the impact of formal playdates http://ow.ly/xgWS300kPqo  @BigMeanInternet via @frankisibberson

On the benefits of giving kids choice | Choices allow children to #play in self-initiated ways http://ow.ly/7Hy1300kMcv  @sxwiley #ECE

Schools and Libraries (inc. #EdTech)

Cultivating Wild #Readers: 5 habits that translate well into classroom practice http://ow.ly/tv5U300dlCV  @donalynbooks @Scholastic

16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now. http://ow.ly/Jitj300dxqI  @willrich45 @Medium #EdChat #EdTech

False promise of #EdTech in schools: "Technology may change quickly. Our brains don’t." http://ow.ly/oGwH300dxbA  @DTWillingham @NYDailyNews

30 terrific (mainly UK) edu-tweeters you should follow per @InnovateMySchl http://ow.ly/VzVc300bgGA #EdTech #EdChat

Stop drugging #ADHD kids — and start teaching them to use their gifts http://ow.ly/kYZ4300b6eZ  @petershankman @nypost via @drdouggreen

Heisman Trophy Winner: Physical #Education Saved My Life, we need to invest in PE http://ow.ly/E6jg300j1cU  @HerschelWalker  @educationweek


Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat http://ow.ly/1boC300iqaE  TK-5 Principal @awelcome via @drdouggreen

Why Teaching #Math (through #Play ) to Preschoolers Makes Sense + ways to do it http://ow.ly/amqK300iwDP  @easycda @BAMRadioNetwork #STEM

Summer Reading

6th Grade #SummerReading List For Globally Conscious Kids http://ow.ly/RCO6300fBwN  @momandkiddo #BookList @Malala + more

Roundup of various #SummerReading Programs from @LiteracySpark http://ow.ly/4VF1300dmrNat  Adventures in #Literacy Land

It's time for 2016 #SummerReading Recommendations from @HornBook http://ow.ly/vQtK300beFi  Nice lists grouped by age, w/ printable PDF option

12 Tween Titles to Add to Your #SummerReading Lists http://ow.ly/Ut1y300ldRW  @thegoodread @sljournal #BookList

Kate DiCamillo’s Recommended #SummerReading for 2016 http://ow.ly/By7v300kKiz  @booklistreader #kidlit

Integrating #Nonfiction into Your Summer Booktalking | Jennifer Wharton @sljournal  http://ow.ly/lIgH300ldyn  #kidlit

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: #BookLists Galore, #SummerReading + the Achievement Gap

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I have rather a full slate of links this week, because I was catching up after traveling last week. Topics this week include the Children's Choice Book Awards, book lists (many!), the Cybils Awards, growing bookworms, Summer Reading, libraries, schools, celebrity children's books, picture books, growth mindset, play, education gap, Facebook, gender, Roald Dahl, and STEM. 


2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards have been announced http://ow.ly/AdhH3003aCh  @tashrow has the scoop, as usual. @CBCBook 

Book Lists

50 Sensational Books of Summer http://ow.ly/bWbx3003djj  @Scholastic 2016 #SummerReading list #kidlit #Booklist

Shape Books That Think Outside the Box (Board Book Edition) http://ow.ly/4MfU3005bIo  @housefullbkwrms #BookList

Fun! Beyond Lift the Flap: Interactive #PictureBooks for Kids of various ages http://ow.ly/s6Lz300394u  @momandkiddo #BookList

Favorite Children’s Books About Weather http://ow.ly/OfUP3001DQd  The water cycle, rain + more from @rebeccazdunn #kidlit

Stories with Science Experiments, a #BookList from Jennifer Wharton http://ow.ly/JmYe3001CK7  #kidlit

A Springtime #KidLit Round-Up http://ow.ly/Zp0b3001Dcr  @RandomlyReading #BookList

50 Great Historical Fiction Books for Readers 7-14 Years http://ow.ly/et4t3005aNK  @TrevorHCairney #BookList #kidlit

The Best New Children's Books of Summer 2016 http://ow.ly/sRNj3007s6P  per @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly #BookList #kidlit

You Gotta Have Heart: Out-of-the-Park #Baseball Novels For Middle Grade Readers http://ow.ly/jhp13005Ff7  #BookList @sljournal #kidlit

The Best Books for Middle School According to @pernilleripp 's Students | http://ow.ly/98Pv3001DkZ  #kidlit #YA #BookList

A Tuesday Ten: A Science Fiction Pathway VII (15-18 year-olds)  http://ow.ly/s0MG3005d2g  @TesseractViews Huxley, Asimov + more #SF


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with JonArno Lawson + Sydney Smith re: fiction +PictureBook winner SIDEWALK FLOWERS http://ow.ly/QQ3x3005dbl 

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Cybils Books of Jewish Interest http://ow.ly/5okV3001Ef4  @heidiestrin

Diversity + Gender

Boy Books, Girl Books, + Missing Out on Anne Frank b/c it might make boys "uncomfortable" http://ow.ly/9mL33007sFC  @alisoncdoherty @BookRiot

Events + Programs (inc. Summer Reading)

ReadingSuperheroThe 2016 @Scholastic #SummerReading Challenge has begun! http://ow.ly/aqxm30059Y4  w/ stories from 19 authors inc. @varianjohnson @StudioJJK

Getting Books into Students' Hands for #SummerReading http://ow.ly/8r6T3001Crr  @ClareandTammy @ChoiceLiteracy

Penguin Random House Announces New Award to highlight extraordinary programs in public #libraries http://ow.ly/xBXV3005FrI  @randomhousekids

Partnerships Promote Culture of #Reading at Texas Elementary School http://ow.ly/vICN300982y  @sljournal

Growing Bookworms

Life After (being consumed by) Harry Potter by Dawn Michelle Brown  http://ow.ly/ou953001DLR  @nerdybookclub #kidlit #LoveOfBooks

Between Picture Books and Middle Grade Novels: Beyond Levels Part I (matching books to readers) http://ow.ly/6yJf3001DZg  @alybee930 #kidlit

When Your Kids Don't Love Your Favorite Childhood Stories http://ow.ly/JWsZ3001Czq  @RebeccaSchorr @BookRiot

When Storytime Blows Kids' Minds: The Power Of The Plot Twist + the joy of an excited kid http://ow.ly/L4pR3007sV8  @nprbooks

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

The History Of Children's Books from 1693 to now http://ow.ly/frUA3005dw2  Byrd Pinkerton @npr_ed #kidlit

Can Adult Authors Be Taught?: Considering the Alternative Celebrity Children’s Book http://ow.ly/vm6R3005aJz  @FuseEight #kidlit

In Praise of #PictureBooks (+ continuing to read them when older) by Randall de Seve @nerdybookclub https://t.co/vfFhVSZlgN

Roald Dahl's "subversive, un-PC writing... is a breath of fresh air" notes @femmorrison http://ow.ly/wVEg3007t5D  @HuffPostAU @PWKidsBookshelf

Reading Through Trauma: How Story Helped Us Navigate Challenging Days  http://ow.ly/Vwx53001DDm  Lauren Davis @ReadBrightly

Why headteacher who believes reading Harry Potter causes mental illness is wrong http://ow.ly/LbOu3003dIJ  Samantha Shannon @GdnChildrensBks

Positive Life Lessons from Harry Potter + Other Fantasy Novels http://ow.ly/beDa3007B4R  @JenniBuchanan @readingrainbow #Gandalf + more

8 Reasons Why People (and I) Buy Books ("Entertain me now" + more) http://ow.ly/vsVV3001E26  @StaceyLoscalzo


Talking About Failure: What Parents Can Do to Motivate Kids in School http://ow.ly/fz9f3003d75  @tarahaelle @MindShiftKQED #GrowthMindset

The 3 Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager - let's go back to basics http://ow.ly/NTTi3009aNG  @HuffPostEdu via @SophieBlackall


Playing to Become Part of Society at ages 6-12 http://ow.ly/MWQF3001D8E  @sxwiley discusses David Elkind's book on #play

#Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning.” http://ow.ly/MFfY3001DVy  @GeorgeCouros

Schools and Libraries

What Young Men Of Color Can Teach Us About The Achievement Gap http://ow.ly/nugZ3007fRF  @npr_ed #EdChat #schools

Data show segregation by income (not race) is what's getting worse in #schools http://ow.ly/rIvB3003ejT  @jillbarshay @hechingerreport

This is lovely! Teacher Gives Best #Homework Ever Before Standardized Tests http://ow.ly/FYcX3007AWb  @ScaryMommy via @RaiseAnAdult


How Teens Benefit From #Reading About the Struggles of Scientists  http://ow.ly/3Vra3005dKr  @dfkris @MindShiftKQED #GrowthMindset #STEM


Former @facebook   Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News from "trending" section http://ow.ly/9R5c3003AoT  @Gizmodo

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Reading Aloud, #Testing + #Technology in #Learning

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include Bank Street Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, book lists, growing bookworms, coding, reading aloud, science fiction, kidlitosphere, foxes, introversion, parenting, play, technology, education, schools, libraries, STEM, writing, and testing. 


Jon Agee and Mara Rockcliff Win Prestigious Bank Street #Awards http://ow.ly/4naLva  @sljournal @bankstreetedu  #kidlit

Book Lists

From @HornBook A Purple #BookList http://ow.ly/4mZLqk  #PictureBooks + Primary Grades

14 Books to #ReadAloud to a 2nd Grader (or similar listening age) @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/4n4NId  @elockhart + Roald Dahl + more

Little Detectives: #Mystery Books for 6- to 8-Year-Olds http://ow.ly/4naTHd  @denabooks @ReadBrightly #kidlit

Reading Allowed: Ten Compelling Middle School #ReadAlouds by Maggie Bokelman http://ow.ly/4n4Kwt  @nerdybookclub #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten: #ScienceFiction Pathway VI (12-15 year olds) http://ow.ly/4n8fNX  @TesseractViews From Ender's Game to Jenna Fox + more


Today on the #Cybils blog, an interview with Victoria Jamieson, author of ROLLER GIRL http://ow.ly/4n84GR  #GraphicNovels

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList Fun: Ghost Stories for All Ages from @LiteraryHoots http://ow.ly/4ndpEZ  #PictureBooks to #YA

Growing Bookworms

#Reading w/ Little Miss Muffet + Little Bo Peep, April http://ow.ly/4ndpsP  @mrskatiefitz shares audiobooks, mags + more w/ her kids

5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Secondary School Readers http://ow.ly/4ndsn1  @WordLib @edutopia #Reading makes you smarter


This week's Fusenews: from a literary auction to benefit refugees to @camphalfblood to @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/4napeF  @FuseEight

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

2016 is Foxy — @100scopenotes and @MrBenjiMartin have spotted a new #kidlit trend http://ow.ly/4n4Ntw 

Happy to see recent successes for the #CoverKidsBooks campaign from @MGStrikesBack http://ow.ly/4n4QO8  #kidlit

A version of @susancain book Quiet Power (on #Introversion) is being released for teens. @book_nut has the scoop https://t.co/NiRp2a3mmP


What's Fair + What's Equal: "Don’t play favorites... but kids can handle differences" | Truth! http://ow.ly/4mZLJl  @HeatherShumaker

"Only by feeding the imagination of a child, can we help ... ask the questions that don't yet exist" http://ow.ly/4n878S  @lgoodman222

3 Parent Plans to Create a Strong Writer from @BookChook  http://ow.ly/4ndp8h  GRAB any excuse for #writing + more

Playful Learning

Why Typical Preschool Crafts Are a Waste of Time http://ow.ly/4nar3H  @thescienceofus Avoid the "grown-up cult of productivity" w/ kids

How can We Help Parents Understand the Importance of Messy #Play? http://ow.ly/4n8eRP  @easycda @BAMRadioNetwork "Just let me play!"

#SummerCamp at Home: 10 Budget-Friendly Plans from @momandkiddo  http://ow.ly/4naou6  #play #STEM #SummerReading 

Schools and Libraries

What the “End of Average” (new book by Todd Rose) Means for K 12 #Education http://ow.ly/4mZZ41  @thinkschools @EdSurge via @drdouggreen

The #School Spending Debate: What Difference Does A $ Make? http://ow.ly/4n4TLq  @NPRCoryTurner on when money is most likely to matter

Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public #School Districts http://ow.ly/4ndoHN  @travislape @EdSurge #EdReform

When Celebrating Learning Differences Is At Heart of #School Culture http://ow.ly/4ndsUe  2 examples from SF @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED


6 Ways to Help Students Understand #Math http://ow.ly/4mZIIa  @MathWithMatthew @edutopia #STEM #EdChat

Not Every Kid Wants to Learn How to #Code notes @pernilleripp http://ow.ly/4ndqst  | What about the kid who just wants to read or write?


Nation's Report Card Says Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready http://ow.ly/4naLg9  @anya1anya @npr_ed #NAEP #testing

A Few Thoughts on Standardized Testing from parent + teacher @pernilleripp http://ow.ly/4n86IT  "The test is not fair" to kids, for one

Race + the Standardized #Testing Wars - on growing test fatigue in minority communities http://ow.ly/4n4Rf0  Kate Taylor @nytopinion

Chuck the #Tests - Project Based Learning is Better, including for elementary + middle schoolers says @teachbrooklyn https://t.co/rVjDtgXkoZ

Technology + Learning

How is the brain in your pocket (smartphone) affecting your thinking? http://ow.ly/4n4OW7  @DTWillingham on research to date.

I believe this: Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say http://ow.ly/4n4LyV  @npr_ed  via @gcouros  #Education

New Study of Impact of #Literacy Apps suggests they can help economically disadvantaged kids w/ #reading http://ow.ly/4namYf  @tashrow

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Lunch Box #Poetry, Movies without Sequels + Independent Bookstores

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Cybils Awards, race in books, diverse books, growing bookworms, reading aloud, National Poetry Month, book selection, libraries, eBooks, bookstores, Judy Blume, James Patterson, nonfiction, testing, middle school, growth mindset, education policy, STEM, and schools. 

Book Lists + Awards

Chapter Books for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month http://ow.ly/4mP6cj  A @momandkiddo #BookList #APAHM #kidlit

It's National Parks Week! Here are some books to help you celebrate it. http://ow.ly/4mUisq  #BookList @RandomlyReading #kidlit

Recommended reading for kids about Harriet Tubman (who'll replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill) http://ow.ly/4mUNO6  @HornBook #kidlit

Recommendations for Science-Focused Additions to a Middle School Reading List http://ow.ly/4mMSvX  @NSTA @MissCheska #STEM #KidLit 

Hollins Announces Winners of the Inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature http://ow.ly/4mUQcM  #kidlit


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with EVERY LAST WORD author @tamaraistone http://ow.ly/4mS99j  #YA @DisneyHyperion

Also on the #Cybils blog: Interview with Abby Hanlon, author of DORY AND THE REAL TRUE FRIEND http://ow.ly/4mS9Ga  @penguinkids #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: A #BookList from @sunlitpages | #Math Related #PictureBooks http://ow.ly/4mUiG2  #STEM


50+ #PictureBooks about Mixed Race Families http://ow.ly/4mXqNY  @coloursofus #BookList #DiverseBooks

Thoughts on Whether or Not to Indicate Race in print and book reviews  http://ow.ly/4mMSMo  @medinger #DiverseBooks

Events + Programs

Lunch Box #Poetry: Ideas and printable poems for enhancing #Literacy Learning at Lunch! http://ow.ly/4mRIsO  @momandkiddo

Happy #PoemInYourPocket Day! — @100scopenotes has the scoop http://ow.ly/4mXoEG  #poetry #kidlit

Find the first book that you loved and read it for @readathon this weekend, urges @JenniBuchanan http://ow.ly/4mXonj  @readingrainbow

Growing Bookworms

Are you reading your child too many #PictureBooks http://ow.ly/4mPXCZ  @CribtoTable @TODAYshow suggests going for quality vs. quantity

Helping Young Children to make #Reading & Writing Breakthroughs: Eight Simple Steps to #Literacy http://ow.ly/4mRIQV  @TrevorHCairney

17 Ways to Find Your Child's Next Book, from librarians to @cybils to @amazon  + more http://ow.ly/4mJZsI  @everead

On the impact of the right book, plus tips for being a great storyteller / #reader http://ow.ly/4mJYJ4  Tracy Bryan @nerdybookclub

5 Tips for a Successful Trip to the #Library with a Toddler http://ow.ly/4mJYbR  @growingbbb #RaisingReaders

Adventures in #Literacy Land: How to Use Top 20 #BookLists to Motivate and Excite Readers in the classroom http://ow.ly/4mUihd 

Easing Young Readers into #Nonfiction (improving their vocabularies + critical thinking + more) http://ow.ly/4mUH0s  @readingrainbow

Between #PictureBooks + Middle Grade Novels: Early Readers + Leveled Books http://ow.ly/4mXrW4  @alybee930 #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, Bookstores, and Publishing

Never Gonna Sequel — Thoughts from @fuseeight on first series movies that flop http://ow.ly/4mP6NZ  #BookToScreen

New Model for Independent Bookstores includes more #technology + appeal for book lovers http://ow.ly/4mS5Pp  @WSJ

On Judy Blume's new #bookstore, w/ suggestion for other successful authors to open their own http://ow.ly/4mJZ6r  @FuseEight to @JP_Books

Young Readers And eBooks: How's That Working? Kids aren't the ones reading #EBooks, adult women are http://ow.ly/4mP4M1  @gail_gauthier 

Nerdy for Life | @HornBook discusses the origins + purpose of the #NerdyBookClub w/ @donalynbooks + @colbysharp http://ow.ly/4mXnYO 

Schools and Libraries

James Patterson Puts Cash for school #libraries Behind his Convictions w/ Help of @Scholastic Reading Club http://ow.ly/4mS82X  @JP_Books

How ‘Productive Failure’ For Students Can Help Lessons Stick http://ow.ly/4mRHAH  @MindShiftKQED @Kschwart

How School Funding's Reliance On Property Taxes Fails Children http://ow.ly/4mPKYS  @npr_ed @NPRCoryTurner #education

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education http://ow.ly/4mMSFI  Black/white thinking is not the answer says @ReadByExample #EdTech

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant? Nodding your head is not enough http://ow.ly/4mKmXF  @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek

Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching via more active learning http://ow.ly/4mKnxS  @npr_ed @Ericnpr

Mind the Gap: Serving Readers in Sixth Through Eighth Grade http://ow.ly/4mUGnD  @sljournal #kidlit #YA

9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong http://ow.ly/4mXrdn  @npr_ed @anya1anya #EdChat


#Science + #Poetry => Observation & Exploration #sciencefriday (ages 4-10) http://ow.ly/4mMSSY  @MaryAnnScheuer #STEM


The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with #StandardizedTesting – But You Don’t Have to Be http://ow.ly/4mUi01  Overview by @drdouggreen

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: #NationalPoetryMonth + #FreedomOfSpeech + #testing

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It was a bit of a light week for links (perhaps because I'm still catching up after back to back travel and houseguests), but I do have links relating to book lists, baseball, the Cybils Awards, Beverly Cleary, National Poetry Month, accelerated reader, play, testing, common core, teaching, and ebooks. 

Book Lists and Awards

2016 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced | @ABAbook http://ow.ly/4mHDSw  #kidlit #YA #MotherBruce

Nine Classic #BoardBooks My Toddler Asks for Again and Again from @sunlitpages http://ow.ly/10y7Hi  #kidlit

Some #Baseball themed #PictureBooks from @HornBook for #RedSox home Opening Day 2016 http://ow.ly/10y7rW 

Best Audiobooks for Your Next Family Vacation, by type of destination http://ow.ly/10y9Mc  from @growingbbb #kidlit

Between #PictureBooks + Middle Grade Novels: Books for New Readers http://ow.ly/4mHT5j  @alybee930 #kidlit

Children's Poets Your Kids Should Know (And Will Love!) from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/10y8T6  @nikkigrimes9 + Silverstein +Raczka + more

Jean Little Library: Read-alikes for kids who enjoy the popular Wimpy Kid + other notebook novels  #kidlit https://t.co/oUOeWUl3bd 

Top Ten Books for Gamers by Erin Johnson http://ow.ly/10v1N1  @nerdybookclub #kidlit #YA

10 Young Adult Novels About Depression, Because Teens Need To Know They Aren't Alone http://ow.ly/4mI1sZ  @bustle via @PWKidsBookshelf


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with @SteveSheinkin author of #YA nonfiction winner MOST DANGEROUS http://ow.ly/10AvXL 

Events + Programs

Today’s the day! Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary | @HornBook rounds up tributes by #kidlit luminaries http://ow.ly/10Awu6 

Beverly Cleary at 100: Roundup of the Tributes from @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/10Awks  #DropEverythingAndRead

Hundreds of books pour in for Michigan girl, 8, who lost everything in a fire  http://ow.ly/10D16m  @bobshea @colbysharp

Today is International Moment of Laughter Day http://ow.ly/4mHGcj  Celebrate with #poetry says @missrumphius #NationalPoetryMonth

Book an appointment: UK doctors to prescribe novels to teens coping w/ mental health issues http://ow.ly/10D0Gp  @GuardianBooks #YA

Everything You Need to Know to Make a Book Spine Poem — @100scopenotes  http://ow.ly/10sKtN  #NationalPoetryMonth

Growing Bookworms

Why We Are Moving on from AR http://ow.ly/10v0M2  by @brandonkblom + @rachaelpeck23  #RaisingReaders #education 

#AgeOfLiteracy: Can’t Read vs. Won’t Read: Reading Engagement and African American Males | @dcseverett + @ritaplatt

Higher Education

I'm a progressive student who's scared my peers have gone off the deep end killing free speech @_atariz @CollegeFix https://t.co/PVc21hPID0

On Reading + Writing

Our stories are as unlimited as ourselves" Why I Came Out As A Gay Children's Book Author by @ca_london @BuzzFeed https://t.co/3zs4EPFscW


A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have by @RaiseAnAdult http://ow.ly/4mHGFw  @Quora

8 science-backed reasons for letting your kids #play outside, from better vision to lower stress http://ow.ly/4mI0Hk  via @litsafari

Schools and Libraries

Is #CommonCore 's Effect on Achievement Fading? http://ow.ly/10B4mo  Liana Heitin @educationweek #NAEP score analysis raises question

"I teach to entertain myself." Bring #JoyOfLearning Back Into the Classroom by Jonathan Eckert http://ow.ly/10B4bD  @EdweekComm

80% of US schools use #eBooks or digital textbooks http://ow.ly/10B3YR  @Goodereader via @PWKidsBookshelf

Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame http://ow.ly/4mHSOI  @TheAtlantic thinks it's declining $


Standardized #testing blunders just keep on coming http://ow.ly/10v1GD  @valeriestrauss @washingtonpost @drdouggreen #CommonCore

Ah hypocrisy | These Politicians Think Your Kids Need High-Stakes Testing—but Not Theirs http://ow.ly/10v1jT  @thenation via @drdouggreen

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: National #Poetry Month, Reading Choice, #Play + more

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. Topics include book awards, Meg Rosoff, picture books, nonfiction, early readers, book lists, speculative fiction, Beverly Cleary, Women's History Month, National Poetry Month, the Cybils Awards, diversity, women in tech, Mathematics Awareness Month, growing bookworms, reading choice, STEM, schools, libraries, testing, and playful learning. 

Awards and Book Lists 

Kudos to @megrosoff winner of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award @awardofficealma http://ow.ly/10jQxF  #kidlit #YA

Hans Christian Anderson Award Winners announced by #IBBY http://ow.ly/10q1Ul  @tashrow #kidlit

#PictureBooks Celebrating books + libraries http://tinyurl.com/zmn49yx  from @PernilleRipp

#PictureBooks about anger, frustration + general crankiness from @momandkiddo http://tinyurl.com/hgszq4x  |  I would add #MayaWasGrumpy

Top 10 Books to Encourage Discussions around Social Justice by @jenorr http://ow.ly/ZWX1F  #kidlit

Review roundup of books for beginning readers http://tinyurl.com/jqvg6ha  from @mrskatiefitz #kidlit

Aliens, dystopias, future worlds, space adventure, invention: ideas to hook 9-12 y.o. kids on #SciFi http://ow.ly/10coh9  @TesseractViews

March Madness: 6 Terrific Books for Young Basketball Fans... http://ow.ly/10cmlY 

Books for Kids who Like Books by Beverly Cleary from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/10q0TZ  #kidlit

12 #Nonfiction Books w/ Rave Reviews from Kids | @Bookopolis @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/10cm4  #BookList

For #WomensHistoryMonth http://tinyurl.com/hhnsbzr  | Some #Nonfiction #PictureBooks recommended by @RandomlyReading


Today on the #Cybils blog, an interview with @bridgetheos http://tinyurl.com/z98qmpy  about #nonfiction winner I, Fly

Diversity + Gender

'We Stories' aims to get white families talking about race, racism through children’s books via... http://ow.ly/10cpQm 

I do think that this is a growing issue: The One Kind of #Diversity Colleges Avoid = ideological / political... http://ow.ly/10ch1K 

Increasing #diversity in children's books still a challenge http://ow.ly/10nypE  Allison Colburn @CoMissourian @diversebooks

If you think #WomenInTech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention http://ow.ly/10pPKU  @math_rachel @SheilaRuth

Events + Programs (including National Poetry Month)

Nice! @MrsKatieFitz takes her two girls on a #Poetry Picnic http://tinyurl.com/zyrs6wd  #NationalPoetryMonth

Tips from @MaryAnnScheuer for sharing #poetry with kids http://tinyurl.com/zolsdlg  #NationalPoetryMonth is coming up!

Make #Poetry Fun and Relevant for Every Child: Interview w/ poet/educator Laura Shovan http://ow.ly/10pZ81  @Kateywrites #PoetryMonth

#NationalPoetryMonth Celebrations for #Mathematics Awareness Month @missrumphius  http://ow.ly/10q1xH  #poetry #STEM

Growing Bookworms

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let My Toddler Destroy His Board Books http://ow.ly/10ckVZ  @BookRiot How he shows #BookLove

7 Early Signs Your Child May Have a #Reading Issue  @ImaginationSoup  @ReadBrightly  #literacy https://t.co/PjMbeRz8Wd

The Buddy System: Everyone Gains When Kids (of different ages) Read Together @sljournal http://ow.ly/10kFiR  #ReadAloud

Why I Always Say Yes to ‘One More Bedtime Story’  @ScissortailSilk... http://ow.ly/10cmdR 

What You Miss After Your Child Learns to Read http://ow.ly/10ciGs  @clare_ansberry @WSJ Many kids want you to continue to #ReadAloud

‘Tricks’ to getting kids reading all revolve around giving them choice http://tinyurl.com/zlpm2d8  | Adventures in #Literacy Land

#RaisingReaders: How to Raise a Family of Readers (Guest Post) http://ow.ly/10q2h0  by Seven Little Australians for @sunlitpages

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Eight Recent Children’s & YA Books Collectors Should Grab, according to @fuseeight #kidlit link 

When is a small thing big enough to make you walk away from a book? asks @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/10pXiH  #Reading


Spring Break "Staycation" Ideas for when you start to hear "I'm bored" http://ow.ly/10q1fI  @readingtub

Play and Learning

Three wrong theories of how kids learn, and how to better help them @sxwiley http://tinyurl.com/znoxfwd  #education #play

The Importance of Giving Children Independence + more time for free #play http://ow.ly/10pVhG  @ErikaChristakis @WSJ

RT @RaePica1 Nearsightedness: Myopia Risk Reduced When Kids #Play Outdoors More https://t.co/EGb3aWcCDo #earlychildhood #parenting

For young kids, #play is their purpose: @sxwiley http://ow.ly/ZXdQs  #JoyOfLearning

Does More Time on the Playground Equal Success in the Classroom? Schools in TX are researching http://ow.ly/10pPqt  @educationweek #play

How Montpelier High Added #Recess for High School Students w/ good results http://ow.ly/10pR9u  @edutopia #education

Schools and Libraries

A letter from @camphalfblood you can share with your kids’ teachers discouraging the Percy Jackson movies in class http://ow.ly/ZXeg9 

James Patterson is Donating Another $1.75 Million to U.S. School #Libraries  http://ow.ly/10ckhT  @JP_Books @LibraryJournal

Top 10 Reasons to Create #LittleFreeLibraries in Your Community http://tinyurl.com/gkwn76l   @ClareAndTammy @NerdyBookClub

Ideas from @MsSackstein on how to prepare high school kids for the next step http://tinyurl.com/zda54yq  #GrowthMindset #learning

From @100scopenotes http://tinyurl.com/hrgz5us  | An idea worth stealing: family fort night at the #library

This is why Finland has the best #schools: learning through play + more http://ow.ly/10pU92  William Doyle in @smh


Never Too Young To #Code, but you have to use the right tools, let kids stay active | @sljournal http://ow.ly/10nxVz  #STEM

Of #Coding and Compassion | Learning to benefit from mistakes, nurture #GrowthMindset http://ow.ly/10nxPn  @sljournal #STEM


Why We’re Opting Out of #Testing by @iChrisLehman http://ow.ly/10pQHa  w/ details re: NY #education

How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT http://tinyurl.com/zgrqp3q  @reuters via @drdouggreen #testing

On opting out of standardized #testing and opting in to other creative evaluations http://ow.ly/10pY80  @ReadByExample #learning

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Square Root Day + #Play + #TheWalter Award

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include The Walter Award, historical fiction, the Cybils Award, diverse books, Square Root Day, raising readers, reading aloud, reading levels, comics, play, poetry, summer reading, schools, education, STEM, testing, and growth mindset. 

Book Lists

15 Authors Share Their Favorite Bedtime Stories for Kids (#PictureBooks + older) @ReadBrightly  http://ow.ly/ZPlHw 

Great #Poetry #PictureBooks | http://ow.ly/ZRldA  | #BookList from @pernilleripp

45+ Thrilling Historical Fiction Books for Kids from @momandkiddo #BookList #KidLit

A Tuesday Ten: A #ScienceFiction Pathway Part IV: (introducing 7-9 year olds to SF) | http://ow.ly/ZRmrJ  @TesseractViews

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Middle Grade #BookList for #SummerReading 2016 http://ow.ly/ZRlyI  @mrskatiefitz #kidlit


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with author @novaren  http://ow.ly/ZPmbM  @book_nut  #TheWallsAroundUs


At 1st Walter Award, Honorees Ask Industry To Make Change Happen + Encourage #Diverse Readers... http://ow.ly/ZPkYa 

Mind the Gap: Questions about Power for Storytellers to ask themselves from @MitaliPerkins  http://ow.ly/ZPmox  #DiverseBooks

Reviewing When We Think We Know or A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing | @medinger http://ow.ly/ZOhOe  #WeNeedDiverseBooks

How #WeNeedDiverseBooks is Working With #Libraries + changing the world http://ow.ly/ZUGRD  @PublishersWkly @diversebooks

Events + Programs

Another fun holiday for #math geeks approaches: Square Root Day is 4/4/16 (which is also opening day for baseball) http://ow.ly/ZLMx6 

A happy thing: North Texas Program Gives Moms Books For Newborn Babies @CBSDFW via @starbrightbooks http://ow.ly/ZG8gy  #literacy

Growing Bookworms

"I still read (aloud to my older kids) because it pulls us close. There is intimacy in a shared story" http://ow.ly/ZMkYj  @CarrieGelson

 Why I Created ‘Reading Rules’ for My Children – And Myself by mom of 4 boys @ArielLawhon http://ow.ly/ZPlzx 

How to Instill the Love of Reading, and why it's important from @levarburton @Edutopia  #RaisingReaders http://ow.ly/ZLCMg 

"there still should be places in our day where we just #readaloud for the #joy of the story" @CathyMere http://ow.ly/ZUwLG  #g2great

25 #Literacy Activities About Health and Fitness from @mrskatiefitz  http://ow.ly/ZUx2Z  #nutrition, movement, #play


Catch up on the latest #kidlitosphere news in Fusenews: Who are we to say? — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/ZRn5J 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Reading Pictures: What Comics Can Teach Young Children (emotions + more) http://ow.ly/ZPlZz  @jenniholm @ReadBrightly

Can children's books help build a better world? | Author SF Said thinks so http://ow.ly/ZOiWN  @GdnChildrensBks

How are our children's reading experiences shaping the people they will become? asks @donalynbooks @nerdybookclub http://ow.ly/ZMkGd 

Fun stuff! 10 reasons why you should eat chocolate while reading http://ow.ly/ZRfwt  @callaghansstuff  @GdnChildrensBks


Why #play is an #equity issue? guest post by @Ijumaaj @earlyedequity  http://ow.ly/ZOjOh  via @sxwiley #education

Is There Hope for a Return to Common Sense (+ learning via #play) in Early Childhood Education? @laurieadvocates http://ow.ly/ZOLLO 

Inspiration from the Blogosphere: Why Play? @sxwiley recaps several articles about #play in #education http://ow.ly/ZOhvG 

Secrets of Life from teacher of young kids for > 20 years http://ow.ly/ZRoig  "Let them play" "Read them stories" @CarrieGelson

Why Is It Hard to Understand #Learning Through #Play? @gailmult @BAMRadioNetwork http://ow.ly/ZRnPl  | Documentation could help

Sigh. Florida Senate Denies Parent Request for Required Daily #Recess | @Lynch39083 http://ow.ly/ZUxUF via @drdouggreen

Schools and Libraries

Ideas for getting kids moving in the classroom from @RACzyz http://ow.ly/ZOi83  #4OCF #EdChat

Guest Post: P.J. Hoover at @CynLeitichSmith on The Awesomeness of School Visits + things teachers can do http://ow.ly/ZOgLb 

4 Ways to Promote #GrowthMindset in #ProjectBasedLearning @BIEpbl  http://ow.ly/ZMd0N  via @drdouggreen

"raising test scores is not a vision for learning" | What core values should your school have @DavidGeurin http://ow.ly/ZMbEh 

Books, books, books, everywhere you look: Celebration of a classroom #library by @CarrieGelson http://ow.ly/ZMboO 

"Can we modify our language (re: #Reading Levels) to help foster a passion and purpose for reading?" @LPalmReader http://ow.ly/ZGtpR 

We’re Trying To Do “The Wrong Thing Right” in Schools, says @willrich45 | We do what's easier for the adults http://ow.ly/ZG71M 

10 Practical Ways to Innovate in Your #Classroom from @ajjuliani http://ow.ly/ZReyO #EdChat #GeniusHour

"school libraries and librarians are essential to a child’s growth + development" - Advocacy Post from @literacious http://ow.ly/ZUuaW 


Good tips! The Top 6 Ways to Support a Mathematical Child (PDF download) http://ow.ly/ZMoAC  @joboaler #STEM @YouCubedOrg

Using #poetry to make connections between #math + #literacy in the classroom http://ow.ly/ZUywf  Adventures in Literacy Land

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