Growing Bookworms Newsletter: December 9
10 Years Blogging at Jen Robinson's Book Page

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 11

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, Nancy Drew, early readers, disabled characters, diversity, audiobooks, choosing books, growing bookworms, Christmas books, Poetry Friday, publishing, parenting, schools, and libraries. 

Book Lists + Awards

Guest Post by at | A Children's Librarian's Top 10 Read-Aloud (+ why)

Something Old, Something New | Old Favorites and New Trends in Easy Readers | Barbara Auerbach

2016 Geisel Award Predictions — + more

Inside and Outside the Human Body: A Closer Look in books for kids, from Joy Fleishhacker  

Beyond River Heights: Four Books for Nancy Drew Fans, by

Best Picture Books of 2015, in various categories, according to 


Why I want more disabled characters in books, + which author is "king" of this |  

Favorite Latin@ children's and YA Titles of 2015 from

Let's Get More Kids of Color Excited About Reading says in via 

Events + Programs

Reading is more than just good for the mind. It’s good for the heart. It’s good for the world  

Apparently it is National Cookie Day. has a delicious List

Growing Bookworms

: Discovering Kids' Books on Audio (Guest Post by Linnae Harper )  

Choosing Books for Your Kids With Intention (+ Why Changed the Way She Was Doing It)

How Does a Principal Foster a Love of Reading in her Own Children by 

Early Around the House: The Living Room | alphabet puzzles, family photo stories + more from 

Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids | 

Holiday Booklists and Gift Guides

'Tis the Season: 150 Ways to Give a Book from | great books + more

The Best Christmas Books for Reading Aloud, per  | Ahlbergs, Clement Moore, Scarry, Tolkien + more

Easy Reader/Early Chapter Books for the Holidays, new from chair  

Do Not Buy These Books This Holiday Season | tongue-in-cheek advice from + contributors 

Dad, This Book's About Us! | Gift ideas: Books for dads to read with their kids, from 

I Wish, I Wish – A Gift Guide (Or Not) For Teachers (Tip #1: Stay away from the apples) from 


Fun stuff! 2015 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea — | Featuring + more  

Various tidbits of interest in Fusenews: Reader’s Advisory – Not Just for Librarians Anymore —

-- Call for 2016 Roundup Hosts from | "It's like hosting a poetry party on your blog!" 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Some ideas for the next great American kid's-book-based theme park (after Hunger Games) from  

Lots of interesting discussions here: What Talking About?: November 2015 in YA News from

Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch on the Future of Publishing in  via


New report on self-regulation. e.g. "Non-cognitive skills predict high school and college completion"

3 Simple Priorities To Raise Healthy, Balanced Kids (including "reading time") by  

Disaster Distress Resources — list from Andrew Roszak , shared by

Schools and Libraries

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back, OpEd by teacher Launa Hall in Post  

New Study Finds Low Levels of Digital Library Borrowing via

Newly signed ESSA provides school libraries w/ dedicated revenue stream to enhance services + resources

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