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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 21: #KidLitCon16, @BallouLibrary + #ReadingAloud

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #BookLists, Ballou High School, book donation, growing bookworms, grades, KidLitCon, libraries, mysteries, picture books, reading aloud, school, the Cybils Awards, women illustrators, and writing.

Book Lists

FindingWinnieWomen Make #PictureBooks Too (2016 edition), #BookList + call for suggestions from @LaurelSnyder  http://ow.ly/lbn6305caDe 

New Children's Books for Preschoolers from @growingbbb  http://ow.ly/li9z305gFOc  #PictureBooks to Elephant & Piggie #BookList

Top Ten Books to #ReadAloud During Story Time by Shannon Hawkins | @nerdybookclub http://ow.ly/7EA4305dsZC  #BookList

Detectives unite!: Celebrating National #Mystery Series Week | #BookList from @Scholastic  http://ow.ly/jrh9305cajP  via @tashrow


CharlesDarwinAroundTheWorldFrom category organizer Jennifer Wharton: #Cybils Elementary and Juvenile #Nonfiction Nominations Round-Up http://ow.ly/OtZE305e91e 

#Cybils #BoardBook Nominations Round-Up from Jennifer Wharton  | Check out this new category! #kidlit http://ow.ly/ENYT305gEoA 

#Cybils Fiction #PictureBook Nominations Round-Up from Jennifer Wharton http://ow.ly/epzl305gEzZ  | So many great titles #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: Now accepting submissions from #kidlit + #YA publishers, authors, and publicists http://ow.ly/S2UM305iY4U 

Events + Programs

The 2016 #BookFair for @BallouLibrary  is ON!!! Donate #YA titles via @amazon wish list http://ow.ly/YZk8305c9oB  @chasingray #HighSchool

Growing Bookworms

FullOfBeansFull of Beans: Building students' knowledge of a story's setting, helping show movie in our minds @MaryAnnScheuer http://ow.ly/hA0v305gFl6 

8 ways to engage kids when #reading #PictureBooks @Donna_Erickson via @tashrow https://t.co/AifmAts7J6

Eight ways writing 'teaches' reading to under 5 year olds from @TrevorHCairney  http://ow.ly/Ciqa305dsFb  #literacy #GrowingBookworms

Img_1003Thoughts + photos from #KidlitCon 2016 from this year's host @book_nut   #KidLitCon16 https://t.co/XscPlXK64R (shown w/ co-organizers)

Postcard (highlights) from #Kidlitcon 2016 from organizing team member @aquafortis  #kidlitcon16 http://ow.ly/WwXD305h6Ql  


PlayborhoodI like it! The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids #Play! by Melanie Thernstrom in @nytimes  http://ow.ly/HtVw305lkpu  @playborhood

Schools and Libraries

For school + public #librarians | The 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award — @FuseEight  http://ow.ly/cW9Q305iWml  @alscblog @SimonKIDS

The Emotional Weight of Being Graded in #School, for Better or Worse | @LindaFlanagan2 @MindShiftKQED  http://ow.ly/5JSB305c8LH  @mssackstein

© 2016 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: October 14: Halloween Books, #Cybils Suggestions + #Reading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively light week include #STEM, audiobooks, e-books, Elephant & Piggie, Graphic Novels, kidlitosphere, learning, Picture Books, reading, and the Cybils Awards.

Book Lists

IAmWitchsCat8 Great #Halloween #PictureBooks, a @momsradius #BookList http://ow.ly/U8p43059RM8  #kidlit

Fantastic #GraphicNovels for Kids (3-5th Grade—and up!), a @momandkiddo #BookList https://t.co/hU3XCadCYE

Latina girl power! Chapter books with Latina characters (ages 6-9), #BookList from @MaryAnnScheuer  http://ow.ly/ptgn3055sGK 


AgentOfGlassNominate for #Cybils! Some Speculative Fiction Suggestions from @MsYingling  http://ow.ly/EIYD3055tSp  #kidlit

New post on the #Cybils blog: Nominations Notes and organizer / panelist Wish Lists!  #kidlit #YA http://ow.ly/wlOB3055r0j 

#Cybils 2016, Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category description + suggested titles from @semicolonblog  http://ow.ly/rjAU3055wyK  #kidlit

Need some #Cybils nomination ideas for the #poetry category? @JoneMac53 has a list  | Nominations close 10/15 https://t.co/WimXOCtxat

#Cybils #YA Fiction Nominee Suggestions from @melissawiley http://ow.ly/6vt9305acKn 

TerrorAtBottleCreek#WNDB Wednesday - some suggested middle grade fiction titles for #Cybils nominations from @MsYingling  http://ow.ly/LmO43057RjJ 

#Cybils #Poetry Nomination Ideas from @MsYingling   | Remember, nominations close SATURDAY http://ow.ly/STu43057Rv4 

Nomination suggestions for various categories for #Cybils from @semicolonblog http://ow.ly/ql2F3059R2i  #kidlit #BoardBooks #Nonfiction #YA

New #Cybils blog post: Two days! Nominations Close on Oct 15th | Nominate your fave titles in #kidlit #poetry etc http://ow.ly/cAAu3059RWX 


Pondering why overweight children are not represented in children's books, @AwfullyBigBlog  http://ow.ly/ijO93055rC8  #kidit

Growing Bookworms

PippiSurviving (and even looking forward to) Road Trips thanks to #Audiobooks@snelsonbooks @HornBook  http://ow.ly/qXnb3057RCe 

Barbershop Cuts Prices For Kids Who #ReadAloud During Appointment | books feature African-Americans http://ow.ly/PL8R305acfo  @elysewanshel


Various Kidlitosphere tidbits in Fusenews: Giant Brick Party — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/vsbh304Y4Xw  #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Print or Digital, It's #Reading That Matters, new surveys raise questions about book-reading http://ow.ly/ECoG304Y71k  @PublishersWkly via @tashrow

Mo Willems’ best-selling book series comes to life in Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! http://ow.ly/79HG304Y6MV  @insightnews @The_Pigeon

NotAPictureBookThis Is What Happens When You Read Too Many #PictureBooks@fuseeight shares some trends she's observed http://ow.ly/a1AC3055sa7  #kidlit

Discussion topic introduced by @op_booklover | Do you envision the location as you read? http://ow.ly/1A4u3059RrL  #reading

The Real Reason Why Kids Love #Mystery Books So Much (success from being smarter) http://ow.ly/tF5q305acyu  | @AuthorStuGibbs @ReadBrightly

Schools and Libraries

Why Isn’t Science Class More Like #Learning to Play Baseball? | @AlisonGopnik @MindShiftKQED http://ow.ly/HyZ93057Mly  #STEM #Apprenticeships

© 2016 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: October 7: Hamsters, Halloween + #Cybils Nominations

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are quite a few links, because I was traveling late last week, and this post covers ~10 days, including an active time for the Cybils Awards. Topics this week include: #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #HispanicHeritageMonth, #ReadAloud, censorship, chapter books, class size, easy readers, Halloween, libraries, play, reviewing, schools, the Cybils Awards, and toys.


A Report on The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards & The Scott O’Dell Award Ceremony from @FuseEight http://ow.ly/v4UG304OQgQ  @HornBook #kidlit

ANNOUNCED: The 2016 #NationalBookAward Finalists for Young People’s Literature @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/bsOq304VB6W  #kidlit @nationalbook

Book Lists

SickDayforAmosTen Quiet #PictureBooks That Speak Volumes by Jackie Leathers @nerdybookclub  http://ow.ly/tS9r304OOs1  #BookList

101 Books To #ReadAloud To Kids Before Kindergarten, by age, from @growingbbb  Classic + classic-to-be #kidlit  https://t.co/0Ylwem4mm1

20 Titles to Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth#Biographies, #Nonfiction & #Poetry | a @literacious #BookList https://t.co/HhfzcTOLc7

DollBonesScary & Non-Scary #Halloween Novels for Family #ReadAloud Time | a @momandkiddo #BookList https://t.co/2S3HSnt1Eh

There seems to be some sort of mini-trend of #kidlit featuring Hamsters | @MsYingling reviews 3 http://ow.ly/CYOQ304QCCr 

Come Out Come Out Wherever Your Are - #YA Reads to Thrill and Chill for Halloween http://ow.ly/56zr304ONXF  #BookList from @yabooksandmore


In case you missed it this weekend: #Cybils Nominations are Open | Here's the official scoop w/ links  #kidlit #YA http://ow.ly/DylQ304OOi0 

#Cybils Nominations Are Open | Details + reasons why you should care from @semicolonblog  http://ow.ly/WqQD304OOAs  #kidlit #YA

CharmedChildren#Cybils Nominations Have Started. @brandymuses shares some eligible titles in Elem/MG Speculative Fiction http://ow.ly/MuVV304OOHD  #kidlit

Big List of #Cybils 2016 Nomination Suggestions by category from Jennifer Wharton http://ow.ly/r3G7304OOPg  #nonfiction #EasyReaders + more

Some additional #Cybils recommendations from @charlotteslib | books published last fall that might be overlooked http://ow.ly/zJzX304OQ1e 

Diversity + Gender

The Ridiculous Crusade for Gender-Neutral Toys, @JVLast @Acculturatedsays kids "gender the heck out of them" anyway https://t.co/dlqCsXdBSX

Growing Bookworms

InfamousRatsos Reviews of Books for Beginning Readers posted in Sept 2016, rounded up by @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/mJrI304ONjx  #EasyReaders #ChapterBooks

All parents who #ReadAloud to kids must read: The #PictureBook as Family Phrase Generator — @FuseEight  http://ow.ly/BJWw304QC70 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

For bloggers, @op_booklover started a discussion on whether or not people #review everything that they #read http://ow.ly/1JFZ304OHfa 

LilyAndDunkin"Silent censorship is often the culprit" | Strong words on Sharing (books) Bravely by @DGephartWrites @nerdybookclub https://t.co/jauOphgu6j

Schools and Libraries

#Schools Learn Expensive Lesson on #ClassSize | tradeoffs in spending, flexibility, $ for arts, etc. @mcjomcg @WSJ https://t.co/dAKMD6uzuh

Why toys should be in every #library children’s department—and how to make it happen @lisagkropp @sljournal  http://ow.ly/5rhA304Oh9f  #play

Photo essay: The Pigeon (from @The_Pigeon) is hiding in various locations in @MrBenjiMartin 's school #library

 © 2016 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: September 30: #BannedBooksWeek, #HispanicHeritageMonth + #GrowthMindset

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Not included here are various posts about the Cybils Award judges as well as the descriptions for the various categories. Please visit the #Cybils blog to see these. Topics this week include #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #math, Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards, Gene Luen Yang, grades, growing bookworms, Hispanic Heritage Month, magic portals, Picture Book Month, and reading choice. 


AmericanBornChineseHow MacArthur ‘Genius’ Gene Luen Yang plans to use resources to expand #ReadingWithoutWalls + his other efforts http://ow.ly/5hjL304vKd2  @WSJ

It's 2016 Boston Globe - @HornBook  #PictureBook Award Day  http://ow.ly/27II304zPLV  #kidlit

Book Lists

25 Titles to Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth#PictureBooks | a @literacious#BookList  http://ow.ly/Q5FG304xEji  #DiverseBooks

25 Title to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – Middle Grade & #YA | @literacious #BookList http://ow.ly/r8RX304vtth  #DiverseBooks #kidlit

Children's + Young Adult Fiction Featuring a Child w/ an Incarcerated Parent http://ow.ly/9PTd304EUYA  #BookList from @MitaliPerkins #kidlit

Books for Kids to help with navigating Death and Grief http://ow.ly/p4Qk304zOku  | #BookList from @growingbbb #kidlit #PictureBooks

Children’s Books That Tackle Race and Ethnicity | #BookList from @mariarussonyt http://ow.ly/ND6I304xC77  #kidlit #WeNeedDiverseBooks

A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | #kidlit featuring Magical Gateways / portals to other realms (wardrobe, etc.) https://t.co/EU8mggHZDl

The Sibling Reality: When #PictureBooks Stop Being Nice + Start Getting Real — short #BookList from mom @fuseeight http://ow.ly/dG0w304EVdd 

Diverse Books

Kids' Books Featuring #Diverse Characters Are More Likely to Be Banned http://ow.ly/xdxZ304CWpz  @PENamerican @ElectricLit @PWKidsBookshelf

Events + Programs

Picture-Book-Month-Calendar-2016-300x2322016 #PictureBookMonth Champions Announced! #kidlit authors, illustrators+ more http://ow.ly/qVSf304CuWD  @PictureBkMonth @AuthorDianneDLC

The focus of #BannedBooksWeek 2016 is on celebrating #DiverseBooks http://ow.ly/e4QB304zQ5c  | @HornBook #kidlit #YA

How @aquafortis is Celebrating #BannedBooksWeek + list of frequently challenged books w/ #diverse content http://ow.ly/rk3l304CvFB 

Growing Bookworms

Three simple words from a doctor that changed a child's life: "let him read" by @RobertHoge @nerdybookclub https://t.co/uRS4HBgAAb

Students reading books that are just ok will not inspire further reading + is a #reading crisis says @pernilleripp https://t.co/Nd5OT4Oy0y

Growth Mindset

MathematicalMidsetsTeacher shares How "Mathmatical Mindsets" by @joboaler showed her she's not "dumb" re #math @alicekeeler @FresnoBee https://t.co/BHvul9lABP

Thoughts from @katsok on the Beauty of Failure - learning + becoming more understanding of others http://ow.ly/v2cL304vs00  #GrowthMindset

A teacher changed Perspective on Grades b/c students who receive comments only show the most #growth http://ow.ly/f8if304vswj  @hhschiaravalli 



Early Bird registration for #KidlitCon 2016 (Wichita, 10/14-15) closes 9/30. Don't miss this chance to talk #kidlit

#KidLit + #YA bloggers + fans, #KidLitCon 2016 is your chance to meet keynotes @AS_King + Clare Vanderpool in person http://ow.ly/G10m304vxA2 

New project: The Backlist! from @bkshelvesofdoom will cover older books + stories, at least 5 years old http://ow.ly/xi2R304EVQc  #kidlit #YA

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Just for fun: Famous Illustrators’ Depictions of Knitting Ranked in Order of Competency — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/u5gm304vrAB 

And for more fun, @Lauri14o is doing #PictureBook Personals | installment 2 features a certain monkey http://ow.ly/oJCr304vrHr  #kidlit

In Praise of the E-Reader from new convert @sunlitpages  http://ow.ly/CAKJ304EWY1  #reading


RaiseAnAdultStanford Dean Says Parents are Ruining Their kids By Overparenting http://ow.ly/Wbf1304AB0T  #DailyCrackle @RaiseAnAdult | give them chores

Schools and Libraries

Boys & Learning: Build, Design, Create & Experiment by @TrevorHCairney  http://ow.ly/lUlF304EUFr  | Many lessons fail to actively engage boys

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 23: Tons of Links on Growing Readers

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Not included are the live tweets that I did of the Cybils panelist announcement, as there were many of those. You can find the lists of panelists on the Cybils blog. Other topics this week include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #PictureBooks, #WorldReadAloudDay, Growing Bookworms, Harry Potter, introversion, kidlitosphere, libraries, Mo Willems, parenting, reading aloud, reading choice, recess, school librarians, and schools.

Book Lists + Awards

Big News: National Ambassador for Young People's Lit Gene Luen Yang Named MacArthur Fellow http://ow.ly/TgQF304tkOF  @sljournal #kidlit

TheStorytellerOur Favorite Children's #PictureBooks of 2016 (Part 3), a @momandkiddo #BookList http://ow.ly/wP0w304mt2a  @storybreathing @evanturkart + more

Making new friends -- #PictureBooks for the new school year (ages 4-8), #BookList from @MaryAnnScheuer  http://ow.ly/HKM5304msxu 

A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | #ScienceFiction in #PictureBooks  http://ow.ly/h1IH304iTAu  #BookList

6 New #PictureBooks That Celebrate Autumn recommended by @rebeccazdunn  http://ow.ly/KJnI304qT7R  #kidlit #BookList

WorstPrincessPrincesses with Attitude: My Top Ten Princess Books (UK published) by Emma Barnes @AwfullyBigBlog  http://ow.ly/nQrA304iTHw  #BookList

Favorite Preschool #Science Books, from thinking like a scientist to life-, earth-, physical sciences http://ow.ly/DiAT304iaEq  @growingbbb

Always interesting: Newbery / Caldecott 2017: Fall Prediction Edition — @fuseeight  http://ow.ly/IB4n304msma  #kidlit #PictureBooks


Changes Are Fun, Part Whatever | Meet our new #Cybils Fiction #PictureBook chair, @debnance (replacing @readingtub ) http://ow.ly/2YEk304mtPh 


MangoAbuelaMeLots of #DiverseBooks news + #writing links in today's Cynsational News & Resources @CynLeitichSmith  http://ow.ly/QQQ2304ibUq  #kidlit

Events + Programs

Sign up to Skype with an Author on #WorldReadAloudDay 2017! http://ow.ly/OJsg304qITk  #WRAD @KateMessner #ReadAloud

Growing Bookworms

Cutting parents whose babies just aren't interested in #ReadingAloud yet some much-deserved slack @HornBook http://ow.ly/lDqP304mEPa 

IllustratedHarryPotter1One librarian/parent's perhaps controversial thoughts on Why the Public #Library Does Not Need Toys by @mrskatiefitz http://ow.ly/k0RB304oBJe 

One Mom's Opinion on When to Read #HarryPotter to her kids from @sunlitpages http://ow.ly/HFtb304oDtu  #ReadAloud

"Planning for reading + being picky about our book choices is important" esp. for reluctant readers @nerdybookclub https://t.co/wkPuSlFox7

A Few Ideas For Better Book Shopping, an important skill (teaching kids how to find great books) from @pernilleripp https://t.co/L4dT2FAOkZ

Sigh: Parents spend 25% less on books for boys, study reveals @thebookseller via @PWKidsBookshelf  http://ow.ly/Jooh304tPJb  #RaisingReaders

NarniaWardrobeWhy you should never stop #ReadingAloud to your kid by @feistyredhair @TreeHugger  http://ow.ly/Vy1b304ibnw  via @tashrow

Heathy diet linked to improved #reading skills in children, per study from Finland http://ow.ly/fM5S304ibap  via @tashrow

8 ways that being a #reader benefits kids | @alessiamariee @POPSUGAR  http://ow.ly/idZT304i9Xw  #RaisingReaders via @PWKidsBookshelf

Interesting: Lift-the-flap books may hinder toddlers from learning new words @ScienceDaily http://ow.ly/6dKB304i9yV  via @PWKidsBookshelf

9 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Interested in #Reading and #Storytelling from @MarjorieIngall @ReadBrightly  http://ow.ly/KsXx304rtSh 

Why You Should Read Challenging Books To Kids, Plus 8 (multicultural) Recommendations @bustle  http://ow.ly/I1pF304tPOf  via @PWKidsBookshelf


I could relate to this piece by @raisinghappines | Please Stop Interrupting Me! How interruptions make us irritable https://t.co/9axmNlZhmE


Lots of #kidlit tidbits in today's Fusenews @fuseeight | @CeceBellBooks  @100scopenotes @SevenImp + more http://ow.ly/YPiV304iapQ 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

CookieFiasco#KidLit: Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Notes from @momsradius on new #EarlyReader series edited by @The_Pigeon  http://ow.ly/26XU304iU8O 


Get Your Children Good and Dirty (+to eat better +to avoid extra antibiotics) - Microbes crucial to our health  @WSJ https://t.co/aMeJ5ie3gT

One Mom’s Journey Raising a Child with Bipolar Disorder @DGephartWrites @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/PaGV304ruc1  #Parenting

Schools and Libraries

UK-focused, true everywhere: #School #librarians, a precious resource under threat by Linda Strachan @AwfullyBigBlog http://ow.ly/JXYZ304jOIh 

CatInTheHatIntellectual Freedom + the Leveling of #BeginningReaders: When #Library Values Clash by @DanielleBookery http://ow.ly/d0Se304qV52 

Top Ten Things from #nErDcampMI We Want to Try in Our Work by #teachers for teachers @ClareandTammy  @nerdybookclub https://t.co/5cR2woLu62

A reminder from @sxwiley of a failed chance in which he gave kids an answer instead of letting them think it through http://ow.ly/F4Wn304mF2S  

Long Island School District Doubles Recess Time For K-5, Should Other Districts Follow? @SayvillePatch http://ow.ly/9Hpn304jP3n  @drdouggreen

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 16: More #Cybils News, Mathical Awards, #DiverseBooks + #Joy

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #STEM, asperger's syndrome, book awards, Growing Bookworms, math, play, publishing, Raising Readers, read aloud, Rick Riordan, teaching, the Cybils Awards, and World Book Day.


SecretCodersPress Release Fun @FuseEight | Mathical Book Prize Now Accepting Submissions for 2016 http://ow.ly/dQAW3044dfp  #kidlit encouraging #math :-)

I find there are too many #kidlit awards to cover. Luckily @CynLeitichSmith has this Summer Awards Roundup http://ow.ly/IKv9304dgMN 

New Geisel Award Infographic by @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/ztiO3044doH  #EarlyReaders #DrSeuss @The_Pigeon #kidlit

Book Lists

WaitingForBiblioburro13 #PictureBooks That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage | Wesley Salazar @ReadBrightly  http://ow.ly/G633304dh65  via @literacious #DiverseBooks

Best #ReadAloud Books for 4th Grade, a @momandkiddo #BookList http://ow.ly/qlZd3048TQk  @lspark @kaaauthor @wenmass + more

Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome, w/ #BookList + personal reflections from teacher + mom Claire Noland http://ow.ly/DiNl3048Teo  

The Failed Presidential Campaigns of Children’s Book Characters — a #bookList from @100scopenotes  http://ow.ly/FZfU304fTjR 


Applications for 2016 #Cybils Judges Are Now Closed. Thank you to those who applied. Panelists to be announced 9/21 http://ow.ly/607j304fUUC 

New #Cybils blog post: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Stephanie Charlfour, Chair of new #Audiobooks category | @scharle4 http://ow.ly/2r5b304bE2z 

New #Cybils blog post: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Jennie Rothschild, Middle Grade and #YA #NonFiction @kidsilkhaze http://ow.ly/cnB1304byig 

Cybils-Logo-2016-Round-LgNew on the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Melissa Wiley, #YA Fiction Chair | @melissawiley http://ow.ly/Rk3e304by5A 

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Karen Yingling, Middle Grade Fiction Chair @MsYingling  http://ow.ly/e7ll3049dEn  #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Charlotte Taylor, Elem + MG Speculative Fiction Chair http://ow.ly/Pedy3048XkX  @charlotteslib

On the #Cybils blog: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Jone MacCulloch, #Poetry Chair http://ow.ly/Romo3048X2I  @JoneMac53

Blog Post: Meet the 2016 #Cybils Organizers: Jennifer Wharton, Elementary/Juvenile #NonFiction Chair http://ow.ly/GyAx3044JYX  #kidlit

Blog Post: Meet the 2016 #Cybils Organizers: Liz Jones, #GraphicNovels Chair  http://ow.ly/tz8h3044rut  @lizjonesbooks

Blog post: Meet the 2016 #Cybils Organizers: Jodie Rodriguez, #EasyReaders /Early Chapter Book Chair http://ow.ly/c81Q3044eNV  @growingbbb

Diversity + Gender

TwelveSummer Girls & Women in Children's-YA Lit Roundup by @CynLeitichSmith  http://ow.ly/Jtii3048RWI  #kidlit #YA #gender

The Uncomfortable Truth About #Diversity + Children's Books @DashkaSlater @MotherJones  http://ow.ly/B8mP304do4o 

Events + Programs

World Book Day 2017 targets giving away 1 million books to UK children | @GuardianBooks http://ow.ly/fwtU304bzKV  #literacy #WorldBookDay

Cool: @FirstBook + @NEAFoundation to Bring Thousands of #DiverseBooks, Resources for Children in Need http://ow.ly/52iO3044dEK  via @tashrow

National Ambassador Gene Leun Yang + @CBCBook Kick Off #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge for kids http://ow.ly/l7jy304fSoB  #DiverseBooks #kidlit

Growing Bookworms

Gruffalo1/3 of UK parents admit skipping pages in bedtime stories because they are tired @MailOnline  http://ow.ly/xP4d3044e30  via @tashrow #Reading

Welcome, families! — @HornBook launches new Family #Reading Blog http://ow.ly/YqCT304dhmm  #RaisingReaders #kidlit

A few observations on The Subtle Genius of #FredRogers from @mrskatiefitz  http://ow.ly/oJk2304bwwU  #teaching #MisterRogers

Old but good: Helpful Tips for Parents on How Not To #Read to Your Children @MarjorieIngall @tabletmag https://t.co/S0olSSru59

8 Things Your Kid's #Teacher Wishes You'd Do at Home to support #Reading development http://ow.ly/oSMU304fRK9  @dcorneal @ReadBrightly

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ThroneOfFireThis makes sense: @DisneyHyperion Announces New Rick Riordan Imprint for mythology-based #kidlit http://ow.ly/A6jK304bzqO  @camphalfblood

Makes You Appreciate Traditional Publishers: @gail_gauthier discusses issues she often sees in self-published books http://ow.ly/a5zq304bw7Y 

The most recent @HornBook podcast features the #Kidlitosphere's own @SevenImp http://ow.ly/oTHi3048WcF  #kidlit @TheNiblings4 @FuseEight


Want to Raise Successful Kids? Here's what science says to do for #gifted kids @BillMurphyJr http://ow.ly/oTpM3048WNI  @CarrieMarshall1

Schools and Libraries

CrushschoolFood for thought: I Stopped Lecturing, Because I Want My #Students To Learn - @focus2achieve @BAMRadioNetwork https://t.co/PWTeRluRXL 

On how bringing joy back into the #classroom and into the #teaching profession would solve the teacher shortage https://t.co/TnMB8kcsLX

"The worst thief is he who steals the playtime of children." (W.D. Haywood quoted by @sxwiley  http://ow.ly/SGEj3048Reo  #play #JoyOfLearning


Research-Based Solutions to Address #Math Anxiety (w/ references) from @MIND_Research http://ow.ly/XRch304byFc  #STEM

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 9: The #Cybils, #TalkLikeAPirateDay + Standing Desks

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #PictureBooks, #ReadAloud, Anna Dewdney, Cybils Awards, growing bookworms, libraries, parenting, reading, schools, self-reliance, STEM, STEAM, and testing. 


So sad: Author Anna Dewdney didn’t want a funeral. She said read to a child instead. http://ow.ly/EhwT303ZDmT  @ElaheIzadi @washingtonpost

Book Lists

In the #Classroom: Ice-Breaker #ReadAlouds (for the First Week of School) from 4th grade #teacher @medinger https://t.co/4KxBigD0pP

#BackToSchool #PictureBook Round-Up from @RandomlyReading  http://ow.ly/hwE4303ZUtG  #kidlit #BookList

Best Classic #FairyTale #PictureBooks, a @momandkiddo #BookList https://t.co/66UqI6e1t3

A Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews | Speculative Middle Grade Characters: Ten Girls Every Reader Should Meet http://ow.ly/fJJQ303ZUeg  #kidlit

#School Stories (elementary to middle school) to Help Kids Thrive from @housefullbkwrms http://ow.ly/PYrb303WSz0  #kidlit


Cybils-Logo-2016-Round-SmExciting news! The #Cybils organization is now officially a not-for-profit corporation http://ow.ly/pPB6303UJ7y  #kidlit #YA #blogging

Blog post: Meet the 2016 #Cybils Organizers: Anne Levy, Executive Director  http://ow.ly/vC8S303ZUTd  @zaftigbabe #kidlit #YA 

Blog post: Meet the 2016 #Cybil Organizers: Sheila Ruth, Publisher Liaison  http://ow.ly/KC7X303ZViN  @SheilaRuth #YA

Blog Post: Meet the #Cybils 2016 Organizers: Jen Robinson, #Literacy Evangelist + Social Media Guru  http://ow.ly/mb4K303ZYe9  @JensBookPage

New #Cybils Blog Post: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Sarah Stevenson, Co-Blog Editor  http://ow.ly/mhxl3041Kyn  @aquafortis #YA

#Cybils blog post: Meet the 2016 Organizers: Melissa Fox, Co-Blog Editor (+ this year's #KidLitCon host) http://ow.ly/S9yf3042b9s  @book_nut

Cybil Is Calling | @gail_gauthier suggests that #kidlit bloggers consider applying to judge for #cybils http://ow.ly/xKp6303ROgG 

#Cybils call for judges closes Sept 14 - here's how @melissawiley + @JoneMac53 are sharing w/ poems on Twitter http://ow.ly/bT4g3042aTy 


A roundup of this Summer's Children's-YA Lit #Diversity Conversations from @CynLeitichSmith  http://ow.ly/B0rG303ZUoa  #kidlit #DiverseBooks

Events + Programs

Ten Pirate-y #PictureBooks for International #TalkLikeAPirateDay by @JenniFrencham @nerdybookclub  http://ow.ly/FP3T303ROpf  #BookList 

Tips for helping kids to love #reading, in Time for International #Literacy Day today from @Scholastic + @sljournal  http://ow.ly/PHxY3042aoN 

Growing Bookworms

The Benefits of Not Having TV, from a mom looking to #GrowBookworms http://ow.ly/mkJA303WSk0  @mrskatiefitz #reading

On previewing a book before #classroom #ReadAloud to set kids up for engagement by @frankisibberson  http://ow.ly/G3OS303WR8b 

#RaisingReaders: on using the power of books + #reading to shape future leaders http://ow.ly/PlCC303UW8f  #ReadersAreLeaders @Kateywrites

How to Create Empowered Readers in the #Classroom – A Beginning by teacher @pernilleripp | Start w/ #BookChoice https://t.co/SRwvCU7xzq

I would have loved this Breakfast with #Books program by #teacher @patrickontwit when I was a kid http://ow.ly/zUEr303UPbG  @nerdybookclub

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Food for thought: The Nuanced #PictureBook Biography (covering personal failings) w/ examples @fuseeight  http://ow.ly/ZRNz303WQGL 

Majority of Americans are still #reading print #books | @pewresearch  http://ow.ly/do3q303QCq5  #eBooks

3 Obvious Ways @twitter Promotes #Literacy (for adults + students), starting with "you read more" by @gcouros https://t.co/nyOmPqQNh8


Should We Let Toddlers Play With Saws and Knives? We may be eliminating too many risks from childhood @AlisonGopnik https://t.co/gm8x1ch2X1

Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence: school sign telling parents to keep their distance goes viral http://ow.ly/bC1J303UQ2F 


You Already Have these 40 Common Household Items to Do #STEAM Projects at Home w/ kids http://ow.ly/nQNA3041L0U  @momandkiddo #STEM

Nice! Girls learn app coding to navigate a way out of their Mumbai slum | @guardian  http://ow.ly/dYRz3041Mta  via @drdouggreen #STEM

Schools and Libraries

What if schools were not only about developing intelligence, but helping kids find theirs in various areas http://ow.ly/rlDE303ZTVl  @gcouros

Could standing desks in #school be the answer to how to keep kids fit? http://ow.ly/9P32303WOXy  @globalnews via @DavidGeurin #fitness

Amazing Children's #Libraries from around the world, w/ photos, by @savitakalhan @AwfullyBigBlog  http://ow.ly/KhXO303UPFD 

Do We Really Have Time for Digital Citizenship in the classroom? @DavidGeurin says we can't afford not to http://ow.ly/Q07g303RP5T 

What Doesn't Work: Classroom #Literacy Practices We Should Abandon per @nellkduke @edutopia http://ow.ly/gFDC303ROHO  via @drdouggreen


How can anyone take #StandardizedTest scores seriously when some kids TRY to do badly? @valeriestrauss @drdouggreen https://t.co/HUXjjtt5yR 

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 2: Schools, Screen Time, #KidLitCon + #Cybils

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #KidLitCon, beginning readers, celebrity picture books, diverse books, homework, recess, school, Screen Time, the Cybils Awards. video games, writing contest, Mrs. P Storytime, education and The Pigeon. 

Book Lists

TheWildRobotTop Ten Books to Build a Classroom Culture by Cindy Christiansen @nerdybookclub   #school #kidlit https://t.co/yQ6JCCP3Jy

Diverse #EasyReaders that All Kids Will Love, a @momandkiddo #BookList  http://ow.ly/saRH303HbXI  #DiverseBooks

Fall Books for Preschoolers, a @growingbbb  #BookList  http://ow.ly/D3D9303JVaF  #PictureBooks

Books that always work at storytime, chosen by children's librarians http://ow.ly/pM6x303LTfm  @lpbradley @Slate #kidlit #BookList

Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers, August 2016 http://ow.ly/nXY6303Ozla  from @mrskatiefitz #EasyReaders #ChapterBooks

Every Kid Reads in Their Own Way: 7 Children’s Books About #Dyslexia @DeniseSchipani @ReadBrightly  http://ow.ly/OuKY303JcNf  #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews | Books that showcase the Dark Side of middle grade fantasy  http://ow.ly/jfR1303LQN6  #kidlit #BookList


Cybils-Logo-2016-Round-LgA Blogger's Must Have Tool for the 2016 #Cybils | Your library card (+ your application to be a judge) http://ow.ly/wHDj303H7TD  @readingtub

#PoetryFriday: The Late Edition with a #CYBILS Announcement from #Poetry Chair @JoneMac53   #kidlit https://t.co/VW7RKHqlU5

It's #Cybils Season! I suggest you consider applying to be a judge, preferably in my category, says Jennifer Wharton http://ow.ly/amXT303F1RY 

Why Bloggers Should Participate in #Cybils + #KidLitCon by @cybils blog editor + KLC16 organizer @book_nut https://t.co/CAOFPq205J

Events + Programs

Mrsp_contest_2016The theme of this year's Be-A-Famous-Writer Contest @MrsPstorytime is #LIBRARIES http://ow.ly/dTrd303CJer  Starts 9/1

The fab @MrsPstorytime is at All the Wonders talking w/ @MatthewWinner  about this year's BE A FAMOUS WRITER contest https://t.co/OHDisHzcJ1

This is cool. Now Arriving on the New York Subway: Free #E-Books, Timed for Your Commute - @nytimes  http://ow.ly/G9f4303JUcz  via @sljournal

September 13th would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday | A “Buzzwangling,” “Dahl-icious” Centennial @sljournal  http://ow.ly/Tv7J303JUCl 

Growing Bookworms

Great resource from @rebeccazdunn Learning How To Read: A #BeginningReader Booklist from wordless #PictureBooks up http://ow.ly/XOxp303Hbyh 

The importance of ReadingAloud to your children by @lester_laminack for @Scholastic http://ow.ly/Ay3f303Oz5F  #RaisingReaders


KidLitCon2016LogoSquareGreat #kidlit blogging news: The 2016 #KidLitCon Program was just released http://ow.ly/84NN303CHvA  @charlotteslib @book_nut


"Your perception IS your reality. We can choose to find the positive in negative events" @SeanAThom http://ow.ly/demp303LQni  @BAMRadioNetwork

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

The #PictureBook in 2016: Social Themes and Lessons as observed by @FuseEight http://ow.ly/wdqS303CKop  #MakingMistakes #GenderRoles + more

Critical review of children’s books by celebrities like Jay Leno, John Travolta, + Gloria Estefan @lbennett @Slate https://t.co/OgXf7WBrFW

BabysittersClubThis is awesome: As a Boy, I Was Obsessed With the Baby-Sitters Club Books. I Have No Regrets http://ow.ly/5DCt303Jfoo  @bennettmadison @Slate

This is truly gorgeous: Book lover? This magical destination is a must for your bucket list. http://ow.ly/lPAC303OPuc  @Upworthy

Screen Time

Are screens "digital heroin?" @DTWillingham says this analogy is false + a scare tactic (despite issues w/ screens) http://ow.ly/6lAu303Hd3g 

Positive link (correlation) between video games and academic performance, study suggests @guardian https://t.co/8ju8u5teMb

Playful Learning

Fun stuff: 5 Ways to Use Rocks in the #Classroom by @sxwiley http://ow.ly/3OuW303JeCp  | My daughter always has a bag of rocks around

#Playful Teaching: School Is Supposed To Be Fun @focus2achieve @BAMRadioNetwork http://ow.ly/C9Ai303LPGx  Adapting #PlayfulParenting to class

Schools and Libraries

My daughter would love this idea: Find the (stuffed) Pigeon! in the #library by@MrBenjiMartin http://ow.ly/pEwv303CLjj  @The_Pigeon

Homework: The Great Debate: A proposal for weekly instead of daily #homework by #teacher Cathy Collier http://ow.ly/f6zw303F2fq 

It just shouldn't be this hard: Local Florida Parents Calling for Elementary #Recess http://ow.ly/DKHr303CKYI  @JaxMomsBlog via @drdouggreen

LastStopMarketStreetWhat We Believe Matters Most When Selecting Books | @kegancunningham on new @sljournal blog: #Classroom Bookshelf  http://ow.ly/d9WB303JUlB 

7 Mantras to Start the School Year @ajjuliani | I like "Failure is an option here..." by @elonmusk  via @drdouggreen http://ow.ly/DEml303JeeH 

4 charts reveal what Americans think about the biggest #education fights, including school closures @ChalkbeatNY https://t.co/WvBVE5DPKK

Eye-opening: What Kids Wish Their #Teachers Knew by Donna De La Cruz  @nytimes http://ow.ly/7mH7303Mfvp  #IWishMyTeacherKnew #schools

It's about students' whole lives: How Clean Clothes Can Help Kids with Chronic Absences at #School | @MindShiftKQED https://t.co/ucOLrMmmJe

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 26: The Call for #Cybils Judges, and More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, back to school, diverse books, exercise, growing bookworms, love of books, picture books, reading, and STEM. But the biggest news of the week is that the Cybils Awards are gearing up for fall, with a snazzy new logo color scheme, and accepting applications for judges. 

Book Lists

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2016 — @100scopenotes  http://ow.ly/YObS303wdY7  #kidlit #PictureBooks

Great choices here: 10 Favorite #PictureBooks for Starting #School, a #BookList from @MaryAnnScheuer  http://ow.ly/w34h303u8wz  #kidlit

Read Around Town: #PictureBooks that celebrate the Post Office http://ow.ly/5NbT303weCr  @mrskatiefitz #BookList

Six Favorite #EasyReaders from an enthusiastic, internally motivated new #reader @sunlitpages http://ow.ly/TBWQ303uadz  #BookList

A Tuesday Ten #BookList @TesseractViews | Foxes Fantastic | #kidlit fantasy featuring foxes https://t.co/QNHgHlvNOC

12 Girls from Fiction Who Are Their Own Heroes, brave + strong, #BookList by @Bookopolis @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/lBwT303yJXv  #kidlit


bloggers: the 2016 #Cybils logo by @aquafortis  is now available for download. Show your @cybils pride! http://ow.ly/OB4N303wfGQ 

Do You Want to Be a #Cybils Judge? @brandymuses suggests reasons to consider it http://ow.ly/ba4r303yfLk  #kidlit

Announcing the #Cybils Call for Judges + her own new spot as #YA Fiction category chair: @melissawiley   #kidlit http://ow.ly/gqWb303wdDg 

Hey there #kidlit + #YA reviewers: The #Cybils Call for Judges is now LIVE! Apply by 9/14 to help http://ow.ly/1VlE303u9Lv 

Change Is Fun!! | @book_nut summarizes changes to the #Cybils for this fall http://ow.ly/mjkg303pjjM  |Call for judges coming soon! #kidlit

More news from the #Cybils blog: 2 new chairs (@kidsilkhaze + @growingbbb), and 1 closed category (#BookApps) http://ow.ly/pZw0303u7Iu 


Why #WeNeedDiverseBeginningReaders | w/ book suggestions at Guessing Geisel http://ow.ly/ZqMX303u7zZ  #kidlit #DiverseBooks

Events and Programs

Italian government is giving teens €500 on their 18th birthday to spend on books/arts @christophhooton @Independent https://t.co/8oS9ookU8j

Growing Bookworms

What’s "important is not that a child learns to love to read, but that a child learns to love story" @storybreathing https://t.co/dlBKQT4qLj

A resource room #teacher's plea: plea: let’s make Language Arts workbooks focus on brief real stories, not" tedium https://t.co/cHG6rebn2m

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

The Great Rooms of Children’s Literature (incl. Berenstain Bears) by @Rumaan @Slate  http://ow.ly/6KHx303weOg  #kidlit [Shown is the book with my personal favorite room from children's literature: Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Velvet Room.]

The Importance of #PictureBooks, No Matter Your Age, guest post by Janice Milusich for @Lauri14o https://t.co/8Q9KsTjPLI

When Celebrity #PictureBooks (based on pop songs) Go Kuh-kuh-kuh-KRAZY! — @FuseEight  http://ow.ly/HCeQ303wdRv  #kidlit


On how books can help us raise our children, with a #BookList for discussing 9/11  @donalynbooks @nerdybookclub https://t.co/2wL47YPHeU

Sounds reasonable: Study finds that exercise before #school enhances "on-task" behavior for kids  http://ow.ly/EiIX303wcVn  via @WSJ

Powerful piece by @ChloeSchama @Slate on how #reading to her nonverbal son has helped her to understand him https://t.co/OH08AuGmtC

1/3 of parents avoid reading children scary stories, UK study finds | psychologists say not good @GuardianBooks https://t.co/hT0dfOVlFc

Schools and Libraries

The @HornBook site has a slew of #BackToSchool resources including #BookLists by age and other #school story links http://ow.ly/JwRb303AGoz 

Why Do Intervention Effects Fade? @DTWillingham reviews some new research http://ow.ly/rwCR303u7uQ  #ECE #education #preschool


This is neat: IceBox Derby Helps Steer Teenage Girls in Chicago Toward #Math and #Science http://ow.ly/oU7v303tViJ  @BeckieStrum  @WSJ #STEM

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 19: #BackToSchool Edition

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics during this relatively light week have shifted from last week's plethora of #BookLists to a focus on schools and libraries. Other topics include: #KidLitCon, classroom libraries, college, Cybils Awards, dollhouses, early readers, ebooks, literacy, playful learning, read aloud, and Sir Ken Robinson.

Book Lists

10 (Non-Preachy) Life Lessons Found in the Pages of Middle-Grade Fiction by @MelissaRoske @nerdybookclub http://ow.ly/GOSk303mD6v  #kidlit

A Stranger Things-Inspired #BookList | Eerie, Creepy Books for Kids — @FuseEight   #kidlit http://ow.ly/3RGI303mDBn 

+ #KidLitCon stalwarts @tanita_s_davis + @MsYingling talk Tanita's coming-of-age/tween novels @sljournal  http://ow.ly/c4Nx303kNWp 

A Head's Up that The 2016 #Cybils Awards are coming soon!   #kidlit #BookAwards #PureFun http://ow.ly/o2Nb303glBg 

Events + Programs

#BooksWithBarbers program encourages #reading (esp for African-American boys) in barbershops @thestate via @tashrow https://t.co/KVQHJ4yMLE

Growing Bookworms

Some thoughts on Classic Beginning Readers and whether they are still useful or relevant at Guessing Geisel http://ow.ly/YjQN303go16  #kidlit

Why we need to #ReadAloud to struggling #readers by @measuredmom  http://ow.ly/jrns303bTyz  | "It shows them that the struggle is worth it"

Early #Literacy Around the House: The Kitchen (recipes, cooking shows, etc) by @mrskatiefitz  http://ow.ly/s1s9303bTn6 

Tough times out there? Here’s why #reading with your kids is more important than ever by @amyjoyce_berg  http://ow.ly/w3h3303bSIC  @tashrow

The Hurdles and Joys of #RaisingReaders by @LisaYee1 @ReadBrightly  http://ow.ly/6m1Q303ngJX  #FlashlightReading


ThisIsMyDollhouseMy favorite thing in today's Fusenews @fuseeight is photos inspired by THIS IS MY DOLLHOUSE http://ow.ly/Fmk7303gn8v 

Just a note that the program for #KidLitCon is shaping up nicely + will be posted soon. It's going to be great! https://t.co/Ov8wHZz3ty

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Thoughts on #Reading Analog (esp. for deeper reading) in a Digital World by @ReadByExample @nerdybookclub https://t.co/pobF9LqHC4 

The Three Robbers by @TomiUngerer + #moral-free children's books http://ow.ly/Z5zp303ik1K  by Mark O'Connell @Slate #kidlit

5 Ways To Keep #Books Relevant in a world full of online distraction by @Mylifeonawhim @HuffingtonPost http://ow.ly/fHfR303mxvJ  via @tashrow

Parenting + Play (or Lack Thereof)

 10 Ways to Motivate Your Kid to Learn w/ focus on joy of discovery, unstructured #play, #learning styles http://ow.ly/Z6aP303g8WO  @Scholastic

Wondering why adults don't spend more time physically, creatively #playing http://ow.ly/NgA5303bUca  Ruth Hatfield @AwfullyBigBlog

Depressing: The dark side of Silicon Valley, according to a teen who grew up there @businessinsider @Quora  #RatRace

Schools and Libraries

How to Create a Culture For Valuable #Learning rather than conformity + compliance http://ow.ly/TsDG303fZVF  @SirKenRobinson @MindShiftKQED

On using a "gradual release" policy for a 1st grade #classroom #library by Bitsy Parks @ChoiceLiteracy http://ow.ly/S6pB303d0yz 

The importance of curating / weeding your #classroom #library by @katsok http://ow.ly/uQBg303d0oS  @ChoiceLiteracy

How to create a positive (not incentive-based) #reading culture in your #school by Waheeda Simjee @tes http://ow.ly/xO3w303cZJa 

OpEd: America desperately needs to redefine ‘college and career ready’ - @dintersmith via @drdouggreen  http://ow.ly/kOZi303bT5r  #education

Who would have though? Finland’s Hot New #Karaoke Bar Is a Public #Library | @SmithsonianMag via @tashrow https://t.co/rHb6zrRShG

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 12: #BookLists Galore, Girls and #Math, #Reading Communities

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively light week include #BookLists (lots of those!), #DiverseBooks, #PictureBooks, #STEAM, #STEM, activity books, the Cybils Awards, growing bookworms, math, Matt de la Pena, NCTE, reading communities, and reading aloud. 


Author @mattdelapena Wins the @ncte National Intellectual Freedom Award http://ow.ly/tWT03035s3d  @GalleyCat via @PWKidsBookshelf

Book Lists

First Half Recap Of 2016 #PictureBooks @bottomshelfbks @HuffingtonPost http://ow.ly/4EDr3036Zap  via @100scopenotes #kidlit #BookList

5 Fabulous #PictureBooks About #School - a #BookList from @housefullbkwrms  http://ow.ly/dTJh3034Wyd  #kidlit

Election + President Books Worth Casting a Vote For, a @growingbbb #BookList #PictureBooks https://t.co/95qxueZIDH

#Math Art Books for #STEAM learning, activity books, #PictureBooks + more from @momandkiddo  http://ow.ly/RJXz30339je  #BookList

Top Ten Books for Principals to #ReadAloud at Staff Meetings by @ReadByExample @nerdybookclub https://t.co/RasORTrfso

Excellent #BookList from Jean Little Library:  Strong Minds, Strong Hearts, Strong Girls - recent titles http://ow.ly/8pFs30338xM  #kidlit 

On the #Cybils blog: #BookList by @AnnettePimentel | #Baseball Stories You (Probably) Didn’t Know  #kidlit http://ow.ly/SbQ23039oKI 


Beyond a Snowy Day: @FuseEight rounds up some Out-of-Print African-American Children’s Book Classics  #kidlit http://ow.ly/iJjM303399n 

Reading + Growing Bookworms

One mom's solution to kids #reading "Junk Food for the Brain" | keep better quality stuff on hand http://ow.ly/mgpR3033854  @TheCathInTheHat

Read with a kid, learn something - @pwbalto shares recent #reading experiences w/ kids at the #library https://t.co/XQytvDnRV9

Black boys in ‘book deserts’ don’t get inspiring #literary experiences. Let’s do better http://ow.ly/Wj8B3039Pw1  @Chalkbeat @PWKidsBookshelf

The Power of a #Reading Community: "being part of a community... pushes you to be better" says @frankisibberson  http://ow.ly/pwde3039pAD 

Parenting + Outdoor Play

Timely for me: Yes, your kids can and should pack their own #school lunches @washingtonpost via @RaiseAnAdult https://t.co/FYdGavN6mh

Physical Activity Boosts Brain Power + Academic Performance in Kids + Teens - researchers report http://ow.ly/SVtN3039yq3  @hey_sigmund

The movement to bring back ‘risky’ play for children (in playgrounds + parks) @globeandmail via @EllenBSandseter https://t.co/QlIz8FQdKX


What's Keeping Women Out of Science, #Math Careers? Calculus + Confidence - http://ow.ly/h0PN30337DX  @LianaHeitin  @educationweek #STEM

This I like: #STEM Camp Shows Girls Can not only “get math” but get EXCITED about #math http://ow.ly/Iwv83039uUI  @MIND_Research

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 5: #KidLitCon, #DiverseBooks and Book Deserts

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #DiverseBooks, #KidLitCon, #BookLists, #PictureBooks, book deserts, book reviews, free reading time, growing bookworms, beginning readers, kidlitosphere, libraries, math, schools, and STEM.

Book Lists

Some of the Best #PictureBooks of 2016 Thus Far (Mid-Year Summary) from @FuseEight  http://ow.ly/Ui6Y302TRzw  #BookList

Beach reading for summer days: 5 #PictureBooks to share from @MaryAnnScheuer  http://ow.ly/fyHb302P6c8  #kidlit

Death Becomes Children’s Lit: More 2016 Books on Loss — @100scopenotes  http://ow.ly/v44A302TRvt  #BookList #kidlit

Giant List of Popular Preschool Books, classic + modern from @growingbbb  http://ow.ly/NYfS302VV2C  #BookList

Read Around Town: #PictureBooks that celebrate the #Library from @mrskatiefitz  http://ow.ly/VIAc302TKta  #literacy

Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers (Easy Reader + Chapter Books), July 2016 @mrskatiefitz  #kidlit http://ow.ly/Dspn302KiF6 

14 Books for Kids Obsessed with Pokémon Go | @literacious @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/4BLh302KiuB  #kidlit

Diverse Books

We need more #DiverseBooks like THE SNOWY DAY (books w/ kids of color that are fun to read) http://ow.ly/QbK6302RurC  @Rumaan @Slate

 Growing Bookworms

A defense of giving kids time for independent reading in #school by @pernilleripp (also referencing @donalynbookshttps://t.co/awGkQZGhtq

Study identifies 'book deserts'—poor neighborhoods lacking children's books—across country http://ow.ly/TSWI302RhOB  @physorg_com @JetBlue

My Kids Read Only Subliterary Branded Commodities. Yours Probably Do, Too! @gabrielroth @Slate http://ow.ly/1u4u302VTvW  | Not true for all

9 Benefits Of #Reading With Your Kid, According To Science http://ow.ly/MlRs302WsCs  @romper via @PWKidsBookshelf #RaisingReaders #ReadAloud


KidLitCon2016LogoSquareCall for Proposals for #KidLitCon 2016 Extended to August 7th - Bloggers, Librarians, Teachers, share your ideas http://ow.ly/gHIM302TUY8 

Lots of interesting #kidlit tidbits in Fusenews: Though I See @The_Pigeon  As More of a King George Type @FuseEight  http://ow.ly/hMLk302Ri6M 


Teaching #Grit Through Sportsmanship, @mssackstein shares things kids can learn from playing sports, like focus https://t.co/SzeabNY5Fc

Students Gain New Perspectives on #Math Through Nature, Movement + Games in @MIND_Research Summer Program https://t.co/Y7ajMyR5EK

Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome in the Classroom | Merge #Math + Fun http://ow.ly/Y5wW302P66g  @magicalmaths @drdouggreen 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

New study finds people who read more live longer. Perhaps I could read all day every day and live forever @nytimes https://t.co/3QfhnnSaIt

Enthusiasm at the Edges: Thinking Aloud About Book Reviews of the best + worst #kidlit titles @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/WR0R302KiT5 

Food for thought in this teen op-ed @GdnChildrensBks  | Is YA fiction too politically correct? https://t.co/aitvnrrwS8

The In-Between | Behaviors that @ShawnaCoppola practices when she is between reads http://ow.ly/aaPy302P6ft  #Reading #Writing

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