Growing Bookworms Newsletter: World Read Aloud Day 2016
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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Read Across America Day, #JoyOfReading + #STEM

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists, science fiction, magical books, diverse books, the Cybils Awards, gender, Children's Book Week, Read Across America Day, Pi Day, growing bookworms, reading logs, reading aloud, poetry, reading, play, schools, teaching, growth mindset, and STEM. 

Awards + Book Lists

"Winners, Losers, and Something in Between" @HornBook awards panel recap featuring @RogerReads @charlotteslib + more 

A #ScienceFiction Pathway Part I | 10 books to introduce kids age 0 to 3 to #SF from @TesseractViews 

What #PictureBooks to Read to the Kids If You Love #Jazz Music from @Everead  #BookList

Read Around Town: 10 #PictureBooks about Hair + Hair Salons from @mrskatiefitz  #BookList

Favorite Books About Mail + Writing Letters, #BookList from @rebeccazdunn  #kidlit

Great Science Fiction for Middle Graders | lots of recommendations from @TesseractViews @sljournal  #kidlit 

Magical Books Like Narnia for Kids, a @momandkiddo #BookList  #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten from @TesseractViews | #Diversity in Children’s #ScienceFiction 


Cybils-Logo-2015-Round-SmHappy @Cybils Day! The #Cybils winners are LIVE! Fabulous titles in categories ranging from #PictureBook to #YA 

A #Cybils blog post: The 2015 Winners: What’s Being Said  #kidlit #YA 

Would You Like to Help Contribute to the #Cybils Blog? | We are looking for #BookLists 

Diversity + Gender

CCBC Multicultural Statistics for #kidlit received by @CCBCwisc in 2015  #DiverseBooks via @100scopenotes

Simon & Schuster Creates Imprint for Muslim-Themed Children’s Books @xanalter @NYTimes  @SimonKids #DiverseBooks

Interesting: @Target takes gender-neutral approach with new kids home brand @MercuryNews 

True: Boys could enjoy stories about girls, and vice versa – if only we'd let them | @redbreastedbird @Guardian 

Events + Programs

2016CBWPosterThe poster for 2016 Children's Book Week, designed by Brian Won, shared @USAToday  @CBCBook

A Week of Dr. Seuss Activities for Preschoolers to prep for #ReadAcrossAmericaDay 3/2 from @growingbbb  #literacy 

Super Fun and Creative Pi Day (March 14) Activities for Kids from @momandkiddo  #PlayfulLearning

#BannedBooksWeek 2016 to Focus on banned books written by people of color  #DiverseBooks @PublishersWkly 

Growing Bookworms

How To Make Reading Fun + Create Lifelong Readers, w/ help from @StudioJJK #LunchLady #GraphicNovels @FirstBook 

10 Strategies to Help a Reticent Reader Love to Read by Susie Rolander @NerdyBookClub  #RaisingReaders

Supporting Independent Readers + Independent Reading by sharing excitement re books by @jserravallo @NerdyBookClub 

Starting Chapter Books: Worry-Busting Advice and 9 Top Picks from @Everead  #literacy #RaisingReaders 

5 Alternatives to Reading Logs, including shelfies + book trailers from @RACzyz #4OCF  #JoyOfLearning

Promoting Early #Literacy Around the House: The Bedroom, tips from @mrskatiefitz (e.g. "Review the day") 

Why I #ReadAloud to My Tween Son: conversations + time together + love of reading @5M4B @5minutesformom 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

For his 10 year blogiversary, @gregpincus is flashing back to his top posts. #1 was Fibs!  #poetry #STEM

When Reading Becomes a To-Do. On reclaiming the #JoyOfReading + helping kids find it from @PernilleRipp 

How Not to Worry about Teenagers Reading. Jeff O'Neal responds @bookriot to recent @NewYorker piece 

Some lovely quotes about the joy of #reading gathered by @BookChook  @neilhimself @DrMayaAngelou + more 

Don't Say "Your Child Can't Read" | "How do you encourage young learners to explore and embrace literacy?" @Edutopia 

YES! Why I let my children read books about upsetting things by @snelsonbooks @washingtonpost 


Have Toys Changed? asks @sxwiley thinking on @DavidElkind2 Power of #Play + whether today's toys foster imagination 

Schools and Libraries

"Some suggestions for using controversial texts in the classroom" (+ more) from @DonalynBooks @NerdyBookClub 

Solutions for Stressed-Out High-School Students - schools are rethinking tests, start times + more @WSJ 

9 Proven Ways to Make Learning Irresistible (How to find flow in your classroom...) by @DavidGeurin  #JoyOfLearning

Why is it so many schools struggle to educate boys in a way that engages them? @VealHeidi @BAMRadioNetwork  #EdChat

7 Ways Teachers Can Have A #GrowthMindset, e.g. less "I'm not good at technology" @TonyKlinePhD @BAMRadioNetwork 

It's "time to consider all the things are children CAN do... not all the things we think they CAN'T do" @TonySinanis 

It's "not unfair to require high-level #reading ability to get into higher-level #education" @ReadingShanahan 

Who do #grades serve most? Adults, says @mssackstein | How do you make class about #learning not grades? 


Math Stories Your Child Will Actually Enjoy | @sparkitivity @ReadBrightly  #STEM #kidlit

The Power of Unsolvable Problems. University course for engineers tackles tough tasks, builds resilience  @WSJ

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