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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: January 8

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Please note that I am sharing links related to the #JoyOfLearning and education via separate posts (with quotes and notes). Those links are not included here. Topics this week include: book lists, the Cybils Awards, literacy programs, libraries, nonfiction, overparenting, World Read Aloud Day, raising readers, STEM, and genius hour.


The 2016 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction goes to The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz says

Close to the wire: Newbery / Caldecott 2016: Final Prediction Edition from

Book Lists

A standout among the year-end favorites lists: 100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2015 —

A good resource here: My Top Children’s Picks for 2015 from

14 about Perseverance for Kids from | possibly useful in encouraging "growth mindset"

Kicking off new Read Around Town series, shares about visiting the Doctor's Office

Recommendations from the New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature


Cybils-Logo-2015-Round-SmHappy New Year! And Happy Day! The shortlists are live and are fabulous:

MG Realistic Fiction Finalists and the Ones That Got Away according to

The 2015 EMGSF Panel: The Ones That Got Away, according to

Card Catalog Podcast talks about some of 's favorite finalists + winners from past Awards

Very cool spiderweb showing links between @kimberlymarief 's reading for 2015 speculative fiction

Fab reactions: The 2015 Finalists: What’s Being Said Online, Part 1

More reactions: The 2015 Finalists: What’s Being Said Online, Part 2 |

Celebrating ! Thoughts from organizer Jennifer at Jean Little Library on many of the shortlist titles

Happy New Year - Let the Reading Begin | suggests using the shortlists for book ideas

Awards 2015: The Ones That Got Away in Speculative Fiction, from organizer


Why do so many kids' books treat as a black and white (only) issue? Need cultural diffs

Events + Programs

IBGD-poster-bennewmanInternational Book Giving Day (IBGD) 2016 is February 14th: shares new logo designed by

Gene Luen Yang Named 5th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2016–17 |

This is delightful: California Teens Create Center—and a Brighter Future—for Preschoolers |

January Activity Calendar celebrating events, authors, book birthdays, + favorite books from

New campaign from encourages reading with kids (inc. after age 5)

Library Garden + Future Home of Statue OK'd by City (NY)

WRAD2016Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016!

World Read Aloud Day 2016 – A Call for Skype Read-Aloud Volunteers! from

Counting down strengths from reading for This week is focused on Belonging. shares:

Cool! Brazil Gives Out Books That Double as Subway Tickets, Promoting & Mass Transit

Growing Bookworms

"Getting students to love reading is about access, interest and engagement". reads aloud w/ 10 yo son

Encouraging Readers (2 sons) w/ Different Learning Styles, guest post by

10 Surefire Tips for Maximizing Student Reading Stamina: start w/ "Value Independent Reading" Lara Robb

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

What’s Trending? What Is, What Was, What’s Soon to Be in Imaginary friends + chickens

Intentional Reading and why is going to in 2016

Smiling Slaves in Post-A Fine Dessert World, proof "that intelligent people can disagree" Vicky Smith

Useful stuff in: So, You Want to Work in Publishing: Advice from a Editor


Overparenting: 5 Recovery Steps From a Former Stanford Dean |

So true: "we are doing our children ... a disservice if we teach them that failure is bad"

Playful Learning

Math Tic Tac Toe from sounds like a game that my math-loving daughter might enjoy

Schools and Libraries

How Saying + Showing Kids ‘I Believe in You’ Can Empower Them at School (esp. math) excerpt

Buy It! What Are You Afraid Of? argues for libraries buying multiple copies of the books kids request

Quick Tips: Focus on : (inquiry based learning experience at school), by for BookList

Interesting... 'A Bit Of A Montessori 2.0': Khan Academy Opens A Lab School via

Re-imagining School for Introverted Teachers >> 2 hours volunteering in kid's classroom wipes me out.

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