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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 20: #NAEP Results, #Teaching, Various #Diversities, and #STEM

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this busy week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #IdeologicalDiversity, #introversion, #LibraryWeek, #MentalHealth, #NAEP, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #StorytimeFromSpace, #testing, parenting, reading, schools, #play, and teaching.

Top Tweets of the Week

Make Connections for Your by following these 6 Advocates for School Library Month

Seven reasons people no longer want to be | written in Australia but , lack of autonomy + "work intensification" sound universal

Book Lists

NotQuiteNarwhalRA RA Read: Pink + Fancy (now w/ unicorns + miniatures) | A guide to books + series from Jean Little Library

7 books with great scenes to read during | On Our Minds

Beloved Books: 50 Classic Stories | + lots more

Huh, I Wonder Which Children’s Books Are in the Top 100? — shares the sometimes surprising results, without comment

Rosewotwn3 New Books Starring Tween | reviews by

Favorite Theme Books + Activities for Kids from

Cybils

Today on the blog, an interview with , author of Middle Grade Fiction winner REFUGEE (from )

Diversity + Gender

MommysKhimarIn Search of Missing Children: Why Representation in Is So Important | Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Thinking About Children’s Literature in a Time of | the need for Jewish beyond the + lots more via

RT @DTWillingham: When asked to draw a scientist, do children draw a male or female? Changes over time ($) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/cdev.13039

On Life Balance from "If you have a lot of friends on one side of the spectrum, you should balance it out with at least a few from the other side. O/w you’ll find yourself living in an echo chamber."

Silicon Valley's Dangerous Political Blind Spots - Will lack of + presence of monoculture doom big tech companies?

Events + Programs

RosieRevereThe Storytime from program is very cool. Watch astronauts read , promoting + together

Growing Bookworms

to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior + Attention - on recent study https://t.co/S7Xj1CkqQm

Your Guide to Beginning Chapter Book Series for New from + more

Narrow vocabulary 'hits pupils' grades'. Teachers "blame the "word gap" on too little reading for pleasure"  https://t.co/qYaOqXGkX7

IntrovertAdvantageIntroversion

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (bet this is extra true for ) | 13 better questions to ask from https://t.co/CNmvw1QACG

Kitlitosphere

Fusenews: Eat Your Heart Out, “Awful Library Books” — | kids' humorous contest, children's illustrator greeting cards + more news

Parenting

Parent + elementary principal will occasionally take her kids' books away as a consequence | I have done this occasionally but remain conflicted about it

Study finds an over-abundance of toys may stifle toddler | w/ fewer options, kids w/ each longer

This is hilarious: Why Do Cheat at Family Board Games? To Lose as Fast as Possible - https://t.co/WteXg55aJZ

ImALibrarianSimple Ways Kids Can Help Communities + Model from | Ideas for showing in neighborhoods + at home, w/

Schools and Libraries

5 of the Coolest Children’s in the U.S. | + more

It's Time to Let Go of Tired Habits - stop letting emotions be barriers to | Guest post by for https://t.co/W21fMMWCzJ

Sigh: In Massachusetts, a disturbing trend in , restricted free , rest, recess + less autonomy | via https://t.co/bbNCmWbYAs

4 tips on how can use to connect w/ school community | | own school stories, share successes, solidify connections

Simple Advice from : Enjoy the Kids "The quickest way to change another person's behavior is to change your behavior towards them"

Suffering Can't Be Good Teachers - | "Teaching is not, and should not be, missionary work"

Are at a Breaking Point. And It's Not Just About Pay. "The social contract is broken" as is reduced w/out raising salaries https://t.co/mc4qQsTIxa

can be a great way to get students to use strong evidence to support their arguments, even when defending an unpopular opinion

Screen Time

Multi-Tasking With Mobile Phones: Yep, It's Bad for , especially speed conference

RT @DTWillingham: New survey: 95% of US principals think students spend too much time w/ screens outside of school. https://t.co/wFS9SCslNT

Testing

Are Failing to Teach Kids How to - in | References panel w/ + on

Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores |

Sigh. California’s poor students rank near last on national test |A failure of

New York’s ‘leaders’ are hiding the ugly truth that they are "watering down state exams to yield higher student scores" via

'Tis the season for exam anxiety (in the UK) – but we need to remind our pupils that it's normal to feel stressed'

STEM

MathematicalMindsetsGuest essay: When will we stop teaching kids to memorize and focus on understanding concepts instead?

What I found most interesting about this article was things + are doing to encourage women to go into +

How Bad Is the Government’s ? Interesting piece in about how few studies are reproducible, and how this crisis is largely invisible

© 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: March 30: #BookLists, #Diverse #KidLit Panels, Re-Reading + #SocialMedia

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BoardBooks, #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #diversity, #KidLitWomen, #math, #RaisingReaders, #SchoolLibraries, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #writing, educational psychology, Global Read Aloud, reading, research, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

Why matter: What years of research tell us - | "The mere presence of a is associated with better student outcomes" + lots more

Book Lists + Awards

Announcing the Top 100 Poll! — (now joining top 100 + top 100 children's novels)

MaddisFridgeA Book List for Kids Age 4-12 to Understand from |

11 About Kids with Glasses, from https://t.co/QjgBVC6RKk

Top Ten Novels in Verse by

Congratulations to the American author , the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 | via

2018 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Finalists Announced |  https://t.co/oyi5aBpEZw

Cybils

On the blog: Interview with , author of Elementary winner HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 |

Diversity + Gender

BillBoyWonderOn advocating for at conferences by | "Rather than start with public shaming or snark, instead ... express the concern civilly."

No More All-Male Panels: a pledge from author in solidarity with

Events + Programs

RT @PernilleRipp: Sign up for the Global Read Aloud - a global literacy initiative that connects millions of students around the world starting October 2nd

Growing Bookworms

Read Like The Bachelor: A Guide for Students to help increase + build a more independent reading life by https://t.co/vyn3RSdQ9G

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

BlackCauldronSo true from | "that's one of the joys of re-reading- not only do you get the story again, but you get to revisit the self you were when you first read the book"

Writing independently..The devil is in the detail | Ideas from for helping become independent https://t.co/11t9DBUocz

Why I Read "Old Smelly Books" (and Where To Find Them) by

Parenting

How to Navigate Your Way to the Best for Your Child | Guest post from

Schools and Libraries

RT @DTWillingham: I have a new article out in , focusing on teacher education and psychology; what are teachers taught of ed psych, what seems useful to them, and how to improve. https://t.co/ajxb7AFJ6c

FutureDrivenWhy Do Some Burn Out While Others Seem to Grow More Passionate? Some things the ones who are growing do, per

RT @TES: .'s research paper found that the type of school students attended (non-selective, grammar or private school) doesn't influence their results. Here, she explains her study: https://t.co/sMe6V3X4j4

Educate and Programs Will Follow -

On the Circle of Privilege + how it affects kids from | | How can help not on the enriched pathway?

Social Media/Technology

On the Need for | Hyper-connectivity is draining kids, having their mistakes captured on video + shared is even worse says

RT @NickGillespie: .'s 3 rules on how to critically read social media is the sharpest guide I've yet seen on the topic! And it smartly avoids top-down solutions to a crowd-sourced problem

New study finds Having Your Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking (Even When It’s Silent and Facedown)  https://t.co/IXNYzyEnCV

STEM

BecomingMathTeacherWhen Pushing Boundaries in , Where Can Teachers Turn For Help + Camaraderie? | Tips and strategies from https://t.co/Sm6MawdR3w

RT @MindShiftKQED: Offering students incentives to practice over the summer not only helped prevent , but also forced students be more precise with mathematical language

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 23: Introversion, #GrowingReaders, #KidLitWomen + #KidLitCon

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #ALAYMA, #BookLists, #Cybils, #FlexibleSeating, #GrowingBookworms, #kidlitcon, #KidLitWomen, #learning, #literacy, #Math, #ReadAloud, #SchoolLibrarians, introversion, schools, smart speakers, and teaching. 

Top Tweet of the Week

YES! This: Being An Is Not Something Which Needs To Be Cured | Introversion + being yourself should be celebrated | via https://t.co/jNEq6wf64X

Book Lists + Awards

NothingStoppedSophieThe Newbery / Caldecott 2019: Spring Prediction Edition from

How To . . . (2018 Edition) — shares some new "how to"

22 Must Have Wordless for Kids of All Ages, from https://t.co/5jNSBMQZo6

12 Kid-Approved Middle Grade Books That Tackle |

Cybils

WheresHalmoniToday on the blog, an Interview with Julie Kim, author of Elem / Middle Grade winner WHERE'S HALMONI?

Diversity + Gender

- Mothers and Fathers: Gender Stereotyping in by

The Fallacy of the Strong Female Character | Do we talk about "strong boys" in ? | via for +

Growing Bookworms

DrumsGirlsUsing Whole-Class Conversations for Closure after finishing chapter books in the by

Past our Classroom Walls | shares ideas inspired by + more

Why bookish events matter in terms of building + communities by |

Five Ways Your will Sell Itself (Without taking up valuable class time!) | |

Kidlitosphere / #KidLitCon

KidLitConNoDetail First Sponsor: Thank you Providence March 22-23, 2019

Hey there, + publishers | Sponsorships (March 2019) Are Now Open! – |

Hey there, + bloggers, authors, illustrators + advocates: The Call for Presenters for (next year) is officially open! –

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

JamesGiantPeachWho’d be a storybook parent? Bad things happen to them. |

"But this has been key: I realized I must find a way to run my private life, my life, and my business life as an . The new blog world offers just that advantage." via https://t.co/gCxRFSc0S4

Why Books Should be Your Priority, According to | | https://t.co/Na6jQ9iDiP

Parenting

Hey, Alexa, What Are You Teaching Our Kids? | | Impact of smart speakers on kids' +

BATWaitingGameInteresting post on the idea of kids needing a "Circle of Seven" caring adults around them + how this manifested organically in 's Bat series |

Schools and Libraries

3 Conversation Shifts in per – Product vs. Process, +

We’re looking for the next of the Year! | | Past winners inc. +

This is cool: British art wins $1 million teaching prize -

"I just wish it was easier to teach and be engaged in the broader world" https://t.co/xGo57GEMP8

12 Ways to Upgrade Your | |

STEM

CuriousIncidentHow Novels in Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 16: #KidLitCon, #KidLitWomen, Playgrounds + #LoveOfReading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively busy week include #DiverseBooks, #dyslexia, #gender, #GRA18, #GraphicNovels, #HarryPotter, #KidLitCon, #KidLitWomen, #librarians, #math, #MentalHealth, #phonics, #play, #ReadAloud, #resilience, #SchoolLibraries, #SocialMedia, boys and reading, grading, growing bookworms, learning, reading, and schools.

Top Tweets of the Week

Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks to help reset focus in |  https://t.co/2mT78mqi5C

SnowyDayBlack Kids Don’t Want to Read About Harriet Tubman All the Time - A call for more books about everyday experiences of black kids from

Cybils Awards

Today on the blog: Interview w/ , author of middle grade speculative fiction winner THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART

Diversity + Gender

CCBC 2017 Book Statistics are now available

TurtlesAllTheWay Offer Windows, Mirrors on | via https://t.co/Z1Qf9k7iVz

On Ways that We Recommend Certain Books for Certain Kids, and how we (teachers, parents, librarians, booksellers) need to do better, by

How Empowering Girls to Confront Conflict and Buck Perfection Helps Their Well-Being |

Banishing “Boy Books” and “Girl Books” from the Lexicon – Stop limiting choices by

BoldGirlsReadingGuideIntro to Children’s Books Ireland’s new initiative, , a celebration of girls + women in children’s books by

Seeks Solutions to in Children’s Publishing |

Events + Programs

The Rising New York Road Runners Program (available nationwide) gives kids a chance to earn Marketplace credits for their school by running

RT @PernilleRipp: Voting is open for Global Read Aloud 2018 Picture Book Author/Illustrator Choice https://t.co/rDSChdPZUH

Growing Bookworms

MinecraftZombieYES! My Secret Reading Identity by Julia Guthrie | realizes she needs to celebrate her own true interests to avoid hypocrisy in what she tells https://t.co/SVtt0KiTpm

Enjoyment of , not mechanics of reading, can improve for boys | Laura Scholes describes call in UK + Australian |

Kids to Love : 3 Strategies That Work from https://t.co/8mB0lQi1br

Kidlitosphere / #KidLitCon

What’s New on Website? – shares updates re: Providence March 2019 | There's already a list of those planning to attend!

KidLitConNoDetailHere's the scoop on 2019-Providence! from co-organizer

New blog post from | & Be the Change You Seek!

+ bloggers + authors: Now is your chance to VOTE on Panel Discussions for 2019 (Providence RI, 3/22/19)

is a year away but look who’s coming! – March 22-23 Providence 2019 Early Attendee List

Registration for March 22-23, 2019 (next year) is now LIVE! – | Organizers:

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, Publishing and Social Media

theory keeps kids thinking (+ thus keeps them ), reports

How to cure your addiction | via | (Is it ironic to share this on social media?) https://t.co/odBmALhA8g

Are Made for Book Lovers, tiny towns that have made their speciality -  https://t.co/3l8p6HjyNW

Parenting, Play, + Learning

StarWarsmathLearn Well, You Will with Workbooks | gives thumbs up to these new supplemental learning books from

In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience -

The “10,000-Hour” Myth: Why Deliberate Practice Isn’t Enough to Succeed + people should also focus on their innate strengths | via

Schools and Libraries

OPINION: Here’s a way teachers can help break down equity barriers in high school: to students -   https://t.co/Sg1lLHRoYO

Author calls “places of recognition for young people” in new PSA from

44 Positive Practices That Are "Fixing" Today per | , , + much more

Rethinking How Students With Are Taught To Read :

InnovatorsMindset3 Thoughts for Improving Attendance in – Educators could make feel more valued + more engaging

The Goal of Instruction is to Get , Not to Use Phonics When Reading, guest post from

How to Create a Gradeless Classroom in a School That Requires | |

Does your have Striving ? You should hire qualified says | Focusing on would help "fix" education system

YouYourChildSchoolHow To Find A Your Kids Will Love (And That You Will, Too) | A conversation w/ |

In , the Kids Are Not All Right | on promoting students' mental well-being

A brief note on walkouts - a cautionary note for who suspend the usual consequences from

STEM

60 Titles for 3-6 Year Olds | from + more

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 9: #WomensHistoryMonth, #SchoolLibraryMonth, #STEM + #ReadingCommunities

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #audiobooks, #BookLists, #EarlyLiteracy, #Flipgrid, #InquiryMindset, #nonfiction, #PictureBooks, #ReadAcrossAmerica, #reading, #ReadingAloud, #SchoolLibraries, #STEM, child development, Growing Bookworms, play, schools, science fiction, and Women's History Month. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Authors Share Their Favorite Kids’ Books About Girls, Written by Women

Book Lists

31 New Biographies to Celebrate by

JourneyDynamic Featuring Boisterous, Spirited Girl Protagonists! for boys or girls to read, a from https://t.co/7Nie2CI2uM

14 to Introduce Concepts | from   https://t.co/1n0f44k8AM

New : About Dogs from

RA RA Read: + Notebook Novels, from Jennifer Wharton |

Scythe100 Must-Read Young Adult Books, new by | books by books by: + more

RT @CharlottesLib: Nothing is quite like a Wrinkle in Time, but after much careful thought, I made a list (8 Great Books for Kids Who Love A Wrinkle In Time @BNKids) I was happy with! What would you add? http://ow.ly/YhDN30iMQSD

Cybils Awards

Today on the blog: An Interview with , author of winner SCYTHE

Events + Programs

Happy Birthday ! Here are Ideas to Celebrate Read Across America Week & Dr. Seuss from

New Blog Post (+ new blog!): We’ve Secured Hotel Providence for KidLitCon 2019 (3/22+23/19)! | + are rock stars! https://t.co/uM1YVrrajf

GhostApril is | This year's theme is Making Connections at Your , w/ spokesperson | Details:

Growing Bookworms

Five Tips For Helping Kids Read Better | Stella Tokar Blog | https://t.co/8CJYBfkn6S

Four Steps to Get Screen-Loving Kids to Read Books, guest post by at |  https://t.co/mVdV8CB7xJ

Fostering a With FlipGrid

HybridsNow, more than ever, young children need to be read to – | "Parents must read to children. must be in every community" |

The importance of teaching children early skills | | Why is important + when to begin

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

On , shares her guidelines for Buy vs. Borrow, and asks for yours

GraveyardBookCan you recommend a book?…Maybe, or maybe not? | will "recommend w/ caution + w/ an eye on the past as well as the present"

Parenting

Delaying May Protect Against Developmental Disorders - |

How to Spot - New guidelines focus on helping better identify teens who may be struggling, as rates climb | https://t.co/C19zOJDB5S

Schools and Libraries

overhaul in schools | District aims to reduce quantity + improve quality where it remains |

CantSayCantPlay“There’s no room for you here…you can’t play” | Thoughts on how to keep kids from excluding others from in the from LBurkins https://t.co/V28cKz4Dst

What are public to do when a student is clearly , but does not qualify for asks  https://t.co/gnBVs25pGu

When You Know Better- Edition | shares thoughts (evolved over time) on round robin + in the

Kids learn better when they’re moving. Just ask this Memphis and dance coach. | via

InquiryMindsetHow To Ease Into Independent Inquiry Projects | + |

Ideas for choosing that build a love for story + help students master key + content-area standards |

Ideas for including more in classrom , w/ book suggestions, from

Why Tech Executive Susan Wu Says Her Plan to Disrupt Is Different - |

RT @MrsPStorytime: Do you need funding for your school library? Check out the grant channel . Thx for the valuable resource!

, the -Out Movement, and Excellence. What can we do as educators to change the testing culture education has become? asks  https://t.co/brE35TpmHr

STEM

Global study finds more women go into fields where they have fewer options. In places like US w/ more options, they make other choices | Susan Pinker https://t.co/rxsr68SCvu

Eight ways to introduce kids to at an early age | Toys w/ manipulative elements + more

This is surprising: students protest at over smartphone addiction |

© 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: March 2: #Mathical Book Prizes, #RaisingReaders + #GrowthMindset + #Recess

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #Mathical, #play, #STEM, Children's Book Week, classroom libraries, comfort dogs, electronic devices, Free Range Kids, parenting, reading, recess, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

What’s the Right Amount of ? | recaps some recent research | I still say the answer is NONE for elementary school kids, but that's my own conclusion 

Book Lists + Awards

BillionStarsThe 2018 Book Prize winners were just announced. I love this award that celebrates books that inspire kids to appreciate

I love this: A Visit to Massachusetts: Top 10 Stops Along the Way by https://t.co/kGcbizzSXV

Diversity and Gender

PrincessInBlackWe’re Ready: a post for about changing the gendered expectations that adults have for kids by |

Learning About : Links For Those Who Want to Know More After Seeing from https://t.co/YJHlRtam5w

Events + Programs

Reveal: The 2018 Children’s Book Week Bookmarks Are In With Big Old Names Attached —

Dolly Parton gives 100 millionth free book to children | | set up to honor her illiterate father

Growing Bookworms

Helping families find pockets of time to read with kids, excellent suggestions from | https://t.co/ytbZhmjj3O

RaisingKidsWhoReadRT @MindshiftKQED: One strategy recommended by : make the most appealing choice around by restricting access to other activities that think are less enriching

Growth Mindset

The Ripple Effects of by |

Kidlitosphere

RT @PragmaticMom: Big News! and I are planning the next . It will be held March 2019 in PROVIDENCE, RI! We welcome your ideas for a theme. : let us know what you need and want from the KidLit community.

Lots of good stuff (including the fabulous awards) in today's Fusenews | + more

Parenting

RaisingGratefulKidsI thought this was a good article: How to Raise More Grateful Children - Jennifer Breheny Wallace in | https://t.co/IRPpshl4JL [I purchased this book about raising grateful kids after reading the article.]

Schools and Libraries

Our Classroom : Connecting, Stretching, Evolving, thoughts on growing readers via by + |

FreeRangeKidsSigh: When School Kids Lose Their Time - | via |

This is somewhat disturbing: Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say |

Making Comfort Dogs an Everyday Part of | https://t.co/MOzn1BHWeA

STEM

Guest Post by Joy Lin | Why is Important for Success (real problems + situations are expressed in words)

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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

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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 |

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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

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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

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