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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 10: Mirror Books, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon + Pretend #Play

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. In addition to what I've shared here, I also retweeted quite a few posts from last weekend's Kidlitosphere Conference. To see all of the KidLitCon related tweets, simply search for the #KidLitCon hashtag. Other topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #math, #nonfiction, #play, #STEM, early literacy, flexible seating, libraries, movie adaptations, parenting, personalized learning, reading, teaching, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

The Power of Being Seen | article about a Nevada middle where teachers make effort to know kids https://t.co/Tv5keVmfuA [This was retweeted more than 30 times, mainly by educators.]

Book Lists

WorstPrincessHere Be Dragons: 16 Books Starring Dragon-Loving Mighty Girls from

Reading for Empathy, + links to others from

The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017 according to

of Favorite Books for 6 Year-Olds from + her son

Holiday Cheer: New Titles To Help Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah | w/ short reviews https://t.co/revPnnC0Tc

Young Adult Book Holiday Gift Guide: 2017 Edition from

Cybils

ShacklesFromTheDeepToday's featured REVIEW: Shackles from the Deep, jr. high nominee, reviewed by

Today's Featured REVIEW: Yvain: The Knight of the Lion, rev. by Benedict Hutchinson, son of

Today's Featured REVIEW: Amina’s Voice by , reviewed by

Diversity + Gender

College-Savings Imbalance: Parents Put Aside More $ for Sons Than Daughters - (subscription req.)

The Importance of “Mirror Books” in the Classroom | Anna Nardelli via

SofiaMartinezWe Need Diverse Series by

Events and Programs

UK launches CWIG Award from authors to |

Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early :

Growing Bookworms

Fear Not The Adaptation. makes the case that it can be ok for kids to see the movie first

For those who love connecting kids w/ books, reading THIS from When a Moment Can Change A School Year https://t.co/7xbYwFB7oo [It brought a tear to my eye. Seriously. Read it.]

Growth Mindset

. power of ‘I can't do this ... Yet!’ isn’t just for kids; it can change the world Sal Kahn

Kidlitosphere

MsYinglingKidLitConPanelSome photos + memories from [Image credit to Ms. Yingling Reads, where you can see the list of panelists shown in the photo]

It's Monday! What are you reading? list with memories from

10 Years of Scope Notes: Reader Survey Results | A lot of (mostly) women who really like

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

TheEmptyGraveIn Memorandum: Lockwood & Company — Thoughts from as 's series comes to an end

Top Ten Nerdy Book Places to find new titles by Jennifer Ansbach https://t.co/h8m5MtI71r

Mentor Texts for the Process, by Shari Frost

Parenting

Hoping to learn from a sad incident with high schoolers not to judge other , wise words from https://t.co/UDXTHZGiC4

Mean Girls of 1974, still relevant: Thoughts running through 's head while reading Judy Blume’s Blubber

FreeRangeKidsWhen we say "Be Careful!" we are teaching children to fear and NOT teaching them to navigate risk, warns [Free Range Kids author Lenore Skenazy is quoted.]

Play

The Power of Pretending: Playing or other heroes helps kids' performance,

Schools and Libraries

A reminder from to say Open to Possibilities when kids

Study finds standing + exercise breaks improve thinking. Should do this for kids via

Five Tips For Helping Angry Children Have Better Days -

Ideas from for libraries promoting to students | Meeting ALL types of readers where they are

The Case(s) Against | digs into the 3 main critiques https://t.co/u6DmbF04tX

STEM

5 Beliefs that Prevent Teachers from Increasing Rigor | Jessica Carlson

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 3: #KidLitCon, #Cybils, #Halloween + Growing #Readers

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. First up, while I'm not sharing the related links, the Kidlitosphere Conference is taking place today in Hershey, PA. I was unable to attend (travel is pretty difficult for me these days), but I hope that everyone there is having a fabulous time!! Follow the #KidLitCon hashtag on Twitter for updates. I'll be retweeting as my schedule permits.

In other news, I have posts about #AcceleratedReader, #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #Halloween, #math, #PictureBookMonth, #PictureBooks, flexible classrooms, grades, reading for pleasure, schools, teaching, the #Cybils Awards, and gender.

Book Lists

LovelyBadOnes5 Creepy Books Set in New England for Chilly Nights - by via

Historical + Contemporary Middle Grade Books, a from

Roundup of 2017 Best Books Lists started at w/ 's picks

Cybils

EmptyGraveToday's featured REVIEW: Lockwood & Co., Book 5: The Empty Grave by , review by

Today's featured REVIEW by of nominee Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Today's featured REVIEW: Circle, Triangle, Elephant: A Book of Shapes and Surprises, review by Tiffa Foster

Easy Readers/Early Chapters Nominations w/ links from Jennifer Wharton

Full list of Elementary/Middle Grade Nominations w/ links to chair Jennifer Wharton's reviews

Events + Programs

LegendRockPaperScissorsSome of the best -themed costumes from over the years according to

Speaking of costumes, Bookmark Wishes You a Happy Day

founders share tributes to Dianne de Las Casas , + more

Gender

I’m 10. And I Want Girls to Raise Their Hands. OpEd in @nytopinionabout girls + confidence

Growing Bookworms

ReadingUnboundThe Benefits of for Pleasure. How + can help via https://t.co/z0GU4x3H7j

"We need to be connecting kids with books" by

The benefits of wordless (esp. for pre-literate kids) by Hilary Hawkes

How Samantha Goodger is treating work in high school recovery courses as a "do over" to develop lifelong https://t.co/Dq08kTiji2

Book Buzz: How Elementary Principal is Promoting a by Letting Students Shine in videos https://t.co/7j2IvEYQVc

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

In the quest for also include positive portrayals of / interactions w/ white characters says https://t.co/PgknzddKZF

Schools and Libraries

ReadingStrategiesRT The 18 Reasons Not to Use Accelerated Reader | http://ow.ly/UknN30gehYp Pennington Publishing Blog

A defense from of when implemented effectively | "If you don't like it don't use it"

[I rounded up other posts about Accelerated Reader, and added my own thoughts, in this post.]

How Can We Expect Students to Focus on When Educators Only Care About ? https://t.co/dg814Lz0BT

RT @MindShiftKQED: Answers to some of the logistical questions that come up around flexibly classrooms

KickStartKindergartenSchool Readiness AND Developmentally Appropriate Practice? How to Get on the Same Page with Parents  https://t.co/FhxzThqCAx

Thoughts on Meeting Where They Are, and what can + can't control from

STEM

Jeannie Curtis urges to have More Talking about problems in Class

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 27: #Halloween Reads, Standing Desks + #Reading Communities

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively busy week include #BookLists, #curiosity, #cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #homework, #KidLitCon, #math, #PictureBookMonth, #reading, #STEM, blogging, censorship, classroom design, coding, Halloween, Jason Reynolds, parenting, raising readers, reluctant readers, schools, and teaching.

Book Lists

DayBreakBondMiddle Grade Standalones + Sequels from Favorite Authors | w/ reviews from https://t.co/NawrA7NQTm

Here's a from that caught my eye: 3 Playful | + more

Favorites, old + new - A Roundup from

Just in time for : 25 Terrifying Horror Novels for Kids + Teens | from https://t.co/qY85MpCoeK

CreepyUnderwear5 Recent Recommended | We need Creepy Carrots sequel

30 Days of for Kindergarten + First Grade , a https://t.co/7vWfC7ZTkx

Elementary, My Dear Mighty Girl: 40 Books Starring Mighty Girl Detectives, from

Middle Grade Book Holiday Gift Guide: 2017 Edition from

Cybils Awards

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-Sm Challenge: highlights some Nominations for / Early https://t.co/MuTxju2Dzy

Today's REVIEW: Easy Reader nominee King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code, rev. by Jennifer Wharton

Events + Programs

The 2017 (November) Calendar has been posted w/ hosts + themes for each day

First books have arrived at Ballou High School in DC thanks to the book fair

Today Is… Books with Barbers Day! over | See details about this great, expanding program https://t.co/5fRJHkxMsI

Growing Bookworms

ReadingInTheWildWhat's been working in Creating a Community of by Rachel Weidenhammer https://t.co/xdPgQztsMn

Becoming A Reading Teacher – Benefits discovered by after focusing on https://t.co/qH7McUk9Iv

Young adult author is determined to get reluctant readers to read -

6 Ways to Encourage Toddlers to Read + Love It w/out Singing the ABCs | Laurel Elis Niedospial https://t.co/kYK4L6Gxgg

Miscellaneous

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? |

Lots of news in today's Fusenews , news, Latino Book Awards,

Morning Notes: Bookit Edition — | Worth admission for the pumpkin photo by

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ToKillAMockingbirdWhen making people uncomfortable is exactly the point | A defense of To Kill A Mockingbird from https://t.co/aPrH1VAbLT

bloggers: offers the Myers Briggs personality test, adapted for book blogs | prep

Parenting

How Parents Can Help Their Child Thrive at School, w/ infographic | via

8 simple ways to develop + encourage speech in your toddler’s daily routine - via https://t.co/9FD5PeFpyd

Schools and Libraries

EthanMarcusA 7th Grade Teacher’s Shift to Flexible Seating | [Side note: Ethan from Ethan Marcus Stands Up would have LOVED this classroom. Second side note: this tweet went relatively viral for some reason and introduced me to many new tweeting teachers.]

Interesting post on how his stopped using | I'll be interested in outcome

Instead of just railing against pointless , offers 5 Ways to Make Homework Exciting

On 1st day of school, asks parents to tell her about their kids "In A Million Words Or Less…" | Love it!

What's on your Walls? 3 Charts that have Got to Go from Early Childhood Classrooms, says

FutureDriven10 Thoughts On Positive Attitude from to Share With Your Team

STEM

Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices

10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code | via

share their definition of mathematical rigor + what it means in today’s

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 20: Motivating #Readers + #Writers, Getting Books in Their Hands

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #HispanicHeritageMonth, #ReadAloud, #ReadForTheRecord, book donation, Danziger Awards, raising readers, reading, reading levels, reading motivation, schools, and writing.

Book Lists + Awards

ClementineGreat Books About Amazing Girls, from + more

Wonderful for Children, a

book picks, a from via

Announcing the Danziger Awards for Hilarious Kids Books. starts a new book award + wants your nominations

Cybils Awards

2017 public nominations are now closed. We are accepting author + publisher nominations thru 10/25. Thanks!

Announcing the 2017 Awards Publisher/Author Submission Period: Now until 10/25 |

Events + Programs

QuackersOne day. One book. One record. Join to QUACKERS on 10.19.17. Visit []

Donate books! The Annual Guys Lit Wire for Ballou Sr High School Is On!

Growing Bookworms

Sharing a nurse's vision for raising her kids as readers, after not growing up as a reader herself

SuperReaderThoughts from  on nurturing readers, inspired by : Every a Super Reader

Middle schoolers tell Jennifer Schwanke what they miss most about elementary: teacher

Schools (+ parents) "cannot punish children into reading" | A reminder from https://t.co/I42ZGxMcm6

How to Motivate a Middle School Reader | | Choice, Interests, Sociability + more

“But they only read !” – defends visual texts but offers ideas for helping find balance https://t.co/rYilQGsprh

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

DePaseoSpotlight on Independent Publishers with Great Spanish Content for kids | https://t.co/TEOp9aKLuv

Schools and Libraries

Reading system developers: Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not https://t.co/BB1xSz85en

Great Sunday Reflections from | Growing in the classroom "without erasing any joy" https://t.co/1GXpeq3zZ1

Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 13: Improving #Math + #Literacy Instruction, #28DaysLater + #JudyBlume

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #JudyBlume, #nonfiction, #reading, #STEM, Ada Lovelace Day, independent reading, literacy, math, and schools.

Book Lists

SophieMouseBest for Kids featuring Animals, a https://t.co/ZlGx3GeXMz

Ghost, Witches, and Monsters, Oh My! 35 Books for |

Picture Book Challenge Celebrates Books for Ada Lovelace Day! from

Cybils Awards

HalfwayNormalBooks that Could be Nominated for the Awards in Middle Grade | from

We need nominated for Elem/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category of the !

Nominations for the awards close Saturday, Oct. 15. Don't miss your chance to celebrate great +

Events + Programs

The is accepting submissions for , a celebration of creators https://t.co/fFoSf6IKLQ

Growing Bookworms

PassionateReadersA Call for Common Sense Instruction | time to read, choice, access to books + a community

Driving Our Children to Life Long Reading via Independent by https://t.co/yFUmqM3ixp

This is so important: Planning for the Long Game, helping kids to become long-term readers, not dependent on teacher https://t.co/oBOp9TOiPP

Miscellaneous

This is interesting: How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds | We lose focus just having them nearby https://t.co/R3lKcHXrUX

Various tidbits in Fusenews | , , + more

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Forever, a Pre-Teen Fiction Trailblazer, Opens Up Her Archive - selling it to Yale

Thing 1 and Thing 2: sums up (w/ links) A Pair of Controversies

Parenting + Play

10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity + Growth https://t.co/vAaqPbfnOc

RT @MBrussoni: Why parents need to let kids play on their own https://t.co/XsUlKUgFtZ

Schools and Libraries

Why Don’t Schools Focus on ? – a few thoughts on this from https://t.co/YLFAFIeEYP

STEM

MathematicalMindsetsHow to Improve Class | to emphasize + exploration, not performance

Activities for Kindergarten Using Buttons - Button Themed

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 6: #Math Books, #Cybils Suggestions + Joy of #Reading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BannedBooksWeek, #BookList, the #Cybils Awards, #DiverseBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #HomeSchooling, #KidLitCon, #math, #STEM, literacy, numeracy, parenting, play, raising readers, reading, and teaching.

Book Lists

HundredBillionTrillionStarsBooks that showcase "crazy awesome enormous numbers!" from

about Poverty / Economic Insecurity, Homelessness + Hunger, a from https://t.co/O7f6RecCSS

Scary books for beginning readers: Challenge (ages 6-8), from

Cybils Awards

Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Books in Search of a Nomination –

Some elementary/middle grade books that haven't been nominated for the #Cybils yet, a #BookList from @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/TWp930fEbd9

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-Lg nominations are rolling in. Don't miss your chance to highlight well-written, kid-friendly titles:

Nominations Are Open! A brief intro + plenty of enthusiasm from long-time organizer @aquafortis |

Nominate for the Awards! links to the nomination lists by category so far

A host of 2017 Nomination Suggestions from Jennifer Wharton | +more

Some Nomination Suggestions for from

Diversity

Diversity Resources Explode: What Are Some Current Options? —

Growing Bookworms

When Adults Don't Read Kids Lose InfoGraphic (3)When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose! Excellent Infographic + Resources by +

Thoughts on "Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes We Make When Teaching " from | Remember

A proposal to update D.E.A.R. in the classroom to be Drop Everything and Reflect from https://t.co/yWzQRJHcRb

How to Help Children Select Books, advice + infographics from

Kidlitosphere

Have you seen the epic program for this year's (11/3-4 in Hershey PA). Register + book your rooms now:

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Why your kid should read banned books. Still relevant even after via

How does reading books influence children? asks David Thorpe | Dift kids influenced by dft things

Parenting + Play

Fun Family Dinner Activities That Go Beyond Asking "How Was Your Day?" - , games, art from

Life Skills Kids Gain by Playing Pretend Town -

It’s Time We Started Telling Little Boys about the Things That Really Matter.

Schools and Libraries

ReadingChamps"Modeling love and joy of ... oh that’s what it’s all about" https://t.co/lfFI8vsk5C

Here's a 21st Century Skill--and How to Teach It! - on students' use of internet sources

Reasons plus pros and cons on switching from Public to for 3/4 of her kids from https://t.co/gb2I8oSLrQ

The Power of Un-Leveled Books, Heather Zeissler | How an unleveled classroom library helped a family https://t.co/v9MFpT2MZ2

Behavior Charts = Poor Adult Behavior says |

CatchingReadersParents + : "Choosing a book by the level is not an authentic way of choosing books in the real world" https://t.co/Mf17cCcsSa

For : Making the Most out of Conferences w/ Families | Celebrate each child as a person FIRST https://t.co/327qFVflmc

STEM

8 Teaching Habits that Block Productive Struggle in Students from

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 29: #Cybils, #KidLitCon and #BannedBooksWeek

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I had a rather challenging week, and my Twitter time was very limited. I did live-tweet the Cybils judge announcements, but have not shared those here. You can find the panel announcements as well as the category descriptions on the Cybils blog. Cybil nominations open Sunday, October 1st. Nominate your favorite (well-written and kid-friendly) children's and young adult titles by category.

I also shared a few KidLitCon-related reminders this week. Here's the gist:

Other topics this week include: #BannedBooksWeek, #BookList, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #STEM, eBooks, emotional labor, gender equity, growing bookworms, parenting, reading community, and schools. 

Book Lists

TheWildRobot20 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced 2nd + 3rd Grade Readers |  

30 Days of for Preschoolers, a  https://t.co/nnLYxk62nF

The Freedom to Read: Challenged & Banned Books  https://t.co/OYPoOB12PP

Events + Programs

How Bill Cosby Ruined a Perfectly Good | When a book is banned bc of the author  

Growing Bookworms

BookWhispererThe Important Decision I Made to Create a Community Classroom by  https://t.co/LczSbW9tD2 

"In our eagerness to help kids become better readers, we have made the kids drown in" tasks, warns  https://t.co/sghukCijNy

Miscellaneous

This is useful advice for anyone: Three Steps to Say “No” Gracefully |  https://t.co/FOBlC6SJd6 

This piece will resonate with moms I know: How Emotional Labor Drags Women Down + Harms Gender Equity  https://t.co/BWlY5yVJZz

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Are Better for Babies? | Study looks at engagement in kids under 2 |  https://t.co/AlnWOtWwpM  

Schools and Libraries

MindsetThis is really interesting: A Simple Tool for Fostering in a 2nd grade classroom by  https://t.co/D6pXH55FsP

This! Don't Forget the Joy: A Call to Action for Our Students from  

STEM

Colleges Move to Close Gender Gap in -  

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 22: Books for Fall, Pirates + Learning from Preschoolers

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookList, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GraphicNovels, #KidLitCon, #nonfiction, #parenting, #play, #ReadYourWorld, bookstores, grades, preschool, reading, schools, and writing. 

Book Lists

Wonderfall Books for Preschoolers, a from |

These Books are a Treat: Books, a

Something I'm always on the lookout for these days: 3 w/ Girl Power – mini-reviews from  https://t.co/1EEj8WR9sr 

Newbery / Caldecott 2018: Fall Prediction Edition — | ,

Diversity + Race

A Letter from Readers to Latinx Writers About Race, Gender, and Other Issues |  

How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books That Can Help | via

Events + Programs

PiratesMagnifiedPirates Magnified | reviews a mashup of informational text + seek + find for

Why Should Students Write? Because encourages creativity + exploration. Consider the contest https://t.co/aK4Gv9YlrX 

The UK's is inspiring families to find this week (and always) |

Growing Bookworms

Great post for + : 's students share where is trash (No choice!) vs. magic

Kidlitosphere

KidlitconLogo2017-SquareWithHeaderNew session on , Multicultural Children's Book Day, added to program. Thanks  

The latest Fusenews has various interesting tidbits, starting with a plug for

Thank You for Your Patience, aspiring panelists | Panels will be announced Monday 9/25 starting at 9 am PDT

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ThickAsThievesGrowing w/ Middle Grade - or Out of It? When readers outgrow series in process by via  

A review of the new in San Jose from | Great for buying discount bestsellers

Hey, Educators! Wants to Embarrass You! (Book Trailer Premiere for IT’S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK) https://t.co/LMm7tOKZTw

No Grown-Ups in Sight: The Freedom of (Realistic) Middle Grade Adventures | Catherine Newman

Guest Post | A Look at Expository | Survey: 75% liked expository

Parenting + Play

This seems like good advice: How Not To Raise a Narcissist  Read Together + more |   https://t.co/vHCRPsFlEs

Why kids should never let go of |  

Schools and Libraries

LifelongKindergartenHow to Make Every Grade More Like | interviews on book  

In response to pressure, educators set sights on eliminating A-F grading system

What All Grade Levels Can Learn from a Classroom | |

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 8: Learning Styles, School Start Times + #Cybils Judges

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #EdTech, #LibraryCardMonth, #ReadAloud, #STEM, devices, empathy, learning styles, libraries, reading logs, schools, teaching, and testing. Happy reading!

Book Lists

Women-in-science-book Like : 20 Books and Toys About Programming

Newish Books That Have Fun With Words, from

Children's Books w/ Latino + Hispanic Characters, from  

Making & Keeping Friends: 50 Mighty Girl Books About for various ages from  https://t.co/pEggVQfxWl

Ghosts100 Best Middle Grade Fantasy Books of the Last 10 Years, according to

Events + Programs

Note : September is National Card Sign-Up Month  

Book Relief: + Partners Respond to - | + Barbara Bush Houston Fdn

+ Community Joins in Relief Efforts, roundup by

On 9/14, Australians will celebrate , setting aside one hour for | has the scoop https://t.co/A51llFikqV

Growing Bookworms

This post is delightful: You Realize You're Raising a Book-Lover |  https://t.co/C8wUHuEDib

How one teacher let go of logs, talked about book, + learned to trust students  https://t.co/3Drjwb7fKI 

Kidlitosphere / #Cybils

Cybils-Logo-2017-Web-SmChildren's + book bloggers / reviewers, have you considered applying to be a judge? It's very cool!  

Apply to Be a Judge, says | bloggers, vloggers, Goodreads reviews, all who love/review

The Only Constant is Change… | announces new category organizers +

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

CorduroyAn Ode to Reading Kids' Books Out Loud, w/ of great , from Sarah Ullery via  

Animals or People — Which Make Kids More Giving? | skeptical on recent study re: moral lessons in  https://t.co/pbzGTscrPG

Who knew? Gunning for Your Children: When Classics Pack Heat —

After a Member’s Ouster from Newbery Medal Committee, a Closer Look at Social Media Rules | recaps issue

Parenting 

Yes, Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids | via  

STEM

Be-an-engineer-smallFree "Read Question Think" Posters for Kids featuring + friends from  https://t.co/t719axHRDE

Our Favorite Simple for Kids from | | Chemical reactions + more

BBC series: 9 things you didn't know were invented by women (kevlar!) via

Schools and Libraries

How many people believe theories are right? And why?  

SiliconValley Companies Court Brand-Name, High-Profile , Raising Ethics Issues

Letting teens sleep in would save the country roughly $9 billion a year -

Interesting post from | once you know something, it's hard to think like someone who doesn't, + to teach it

A reminder from that an Encouraging Word Can Last a Lifetime, particularly coming from an  

5 Ways to Step Up your Adovcacy Game from | harness social media, send newsletter + more 

Food for thought: Have Accommodations Gone Too Far? asks Miriam Kurtzig Freedman in

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Labor Day Weekend Edition: #Cybils, #KidLitCon, #ReadingLevels, #KidLitCares

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There is a ton of great stuff this week. I think people are back from the summer and focusing on books and literacy (plus the #Cybils Awards and #KidLitCon are moving forward). Other topics this week include #BookLists, #ComputerScience, #GrowingBookworms, #KidLitCares, #nonfiction, #STEM, #SummerReading, friendship, parenting, reading levels, rewards, and schools.

Book Lists + Awards

Cybils-Logo-2017-Web-SmHey there, + book reviewers / bloggers, the 2017 Call for Judges is Now Open | Apply by 9/11

25 of the Most Exciting of Fall 2017 | + more

Events

How to celebrate , coming 9/13/17, ideas from website like dressing as your fave character

Growing Bookworms

PassionateReadersWhen we make a child into a level we aren't helping the child in the long run says  https://t.co/ydJzLKDVlE

How to get kids to look away from their screens + take pleasure in books |  https://t.co/41xYWKTop5 

Why labeling books by disempowers young

Beyond : Choosing for Developing Readers | + in  https://t.co/GIphsA1Dpz

Kidlitosphere

KidlitconLogo2017-SquareWithHeaderBig news for bloggers, authors, publishers + fans: Announcing the Program for '17

Conf that's even fun for introverts shares why, w/ testimonials from +  #KidLitCon 

Kicking off : Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort, | peeps can donate visits, books etc 

In today's Fusenews we find bookish leggings, Elisha Cooper, book banning + more tidbits

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

StillLifeKeep the serendipitous choices of Alive All Year says in | "Instant summer, year round" 

Parenting 

Having a stronger, closer friendship as a teenager predicts less depression as a young adult via  https://t.co/OWKRjLkjlE 

Tips to Help Kids w/ Anxiety | | listen, be specific, do dry run + more

Schools and Libraries

Nice piece about focusing on students' strengths: What Are Your Superpowers?  

How Ending Behavior Helped School Focus on Student Motivation and Character

In wars, both sides are wrong says | She argues for "good homework" + time 4 learning

STEM

Girls set AP record…skyrocketing growth outpaces boys | Minorities also up 

Ideas and ways to engage young kids in play from around the blogosphere

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 25: Back to School Edition

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Cybils, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #ScreenTime, #STEM, academic red-shirting, books for boys, books for girls, eclipse, growing bookworms, motivation, neurodiversity, racism, reading logs, and schools. 

Book Lists

AlvinHo16 Books That 6- to 8-Year-Old Boys Say Are Must-Reads |  

Just For Fun: An Reading List from

The Big List of Preschool Books, a

50+ Multicultural STEAM Books for Children |

Themed Early Chapter Books for Kids Age 6-10, from

ZitaNPR's List, response + recommendations from new Graphic Novel category chair

Top Ten Kids' Books w/ Neurodiverse Characters by Kacy Smith etc.

Cybils Awards

The Call for Judges is coming soon, says , middle grade fiction chair

Cybils-Logo-2017-Web-SmThe 2017 Call for Judges is now live: We Need YOU! | + bloggers/reviewers, find details here:  

Growing Bookworms

Instead of accountability re: reading at home, how do we create passionate environments in schools?  

Growth Mindset

11 Ways to Build Capacity and Never Stop Growing  

UC Berkeley is teaching students to cope with and learn from failure |  http://ow.ly/1JUX30eDfYB

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

LittleHouseBigWoodsRacism, Children’s Classics and the World Today | use these books to teach, don't just ban them, says  https://t.co/rqayBFAjeT 

Read like a girl: how children’s books of female stories are booming | via

Rediscovering the joys + disconcerting aspects of Kids’ Books as a parent by Meghan Cox Gurdon

The End of child_lit: The Literary Listserv Era Comes to a Close — shares her thoughts

Schools and Libraries

Why Stickers, Pizza Parties + Tickets Didn't Work in My Classroom by via  

Oldest Kids in the Class May Get an Edge in College Admissions - study finds effect of academic redshirting

Screens

Are tablets turning babies into insomniacs? - study finds tablets causing lost sleep in babies + toddlers  

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

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

The Cybils Awards

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

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

Literacy + Learning

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

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

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

Play

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

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

Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

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

STEM

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

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