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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Lunch Box #Poetry, Movies without Sequels + Independent Bookstores

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Cybils Awards, race in books, diverse books, growing bookworms, reading aloud, National Poetry Month, book selection, libraries, eBooks, bookstores, Judy Blume, James Patterson, nonfiction, testing, middle school, growth mindset, education policy, STEM, and schools. 

Book Lists + Awards

Chapter Books for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month http://ow.ly/4mP6cj  A @momandkiddo #BookList #APAHM #kidlit

It's National Parks Week! Here are some books to help you celebrate it. http://ow.ly/4mUisq  #BookList @RandomlyReading #kidlit

Recommended reading for kids about Harriet Tubman (who'll replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill) http://ow.ly/4mUNO6  @HornBook #kidlit

Recommendations for Science-Focused Additions to a Middle School Reading List http://ow.ly/4mMSvX  @NSTA @MissCheska #STEM #KidLit 

Hollins Announces Winners of the Inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature http://ow.ly/4mUQcM  #kidlit


On the #Cybils blog: Interview with EVERY LAST WORD author @tamaraistone http://ow.ly/4mS99j  #YA @DisneyHyperion

Also on the #Cybils blog: Interview with Abby Hanlon, author of DORY AND THE REAL TRUE FRIEND http://ow.ly/4mS9Ga  @penguinkids #kidlit

On the #Cybils blog: A #BookList from @sunlitpages | #Math Related #PictureBooks http://ow.ly/4mUiG2  #STEM


50+ #PictureBooks about Mixed Race Families http://ow.ly/4mXqNY  @coloursofus #BookList #DiverseBooks

Thoughts on Whether or Not to Indicate Race in print and book reviews  http://ow.ly/4mMSMo  @medinger #DiverseBooks

Events + Programs

Lunch Box #Poetry: Ideas and printable poems for enhancing #Literacy Learning at Lunch! http://ow.ly/4mRIsO  @momandkiddo

Happy #PoemInYourPocket Day! — @100scopenotes has the scoop http://ow.ly/4mXoEG  #poetry #kidlit

Find the first book that you loved and read it for @readathon this weekend, urges @JenniBuchanan http://ow.ly/4mXonj  @readingrainbow

Growing Bookworms

Are you reading your child too many #PictureBooks http://ow.ly/4mPXCZ  @CribtoTable @TODAYshow suggests going for quality vs. quantity

Helping Young Children to make #Reading & Writing Breakthroughs: Eight Simple Steps to #Literacy http://ow.ly/4mRIQV  @TrevorHCairney

17 Ways to Find Your Child's Next Book, from librarians to @cybils to @amazon  + more http://ow.ly/4mJZsI  @everead

On the impact of the right book, plus tips for being a great storyteller / #reader http://ow.ly/4mJYJ4  Tracy Bryan @nerdybookclub

5 Tips for a Successful Trip to the #Library with a Toddler http://ow.ly/4mJYbR  @growingbbb #RaisingReaders

Adventures in #Literacy Land: How to Use Top 20 #BookLists to Motivate and Excite Readers in the classroom http://ow.ly/4mUihd 

Easing Young Readers into #Nonfiction (improving their vocabularies + critical thinking + more) http://ow.ly/4mUH0s  @readingrainbow

Between #PictureBooks + Middle Grade Novels: Early Readers + Leveled Books http://ow.ly/4mXrW4  @alybee930 #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, Bookstores, and Publishing

Never Gonna Sequel — Thoughts from @fuseeight on first series movies that flop http://ow.ly/4mP6NZ  #BookToScreen

New Model for Independent Bookstores includes more #technology + appeal for book lovers http://ow.ly/4mS5Pp  @WSJ

On Judy Blume's new #bookstore, w/ suggestion for other successful authors to open their own http://ow.ly/4mJZ6r  @FuseEight to @JP_Books

Young Readers And eBooks: How's That Working? Kids aren't the ones reading #EBooks, adult women are http://ow.ly/4mP4M1  @gail_gauthier 

Nerdy for Life | @HornBook discusses the origins + purpose of the #NerdyBookClub w/ @donalynbooks + @colbysharp http://ow.ly/4mXnYO 

Schools and Libraries

James Patterson Puts Cash for school #libraries Behind his Convictions w/ Help of @Scholastic Reading Club http://ow.ly/4mS82X  @JP_Books

How ‘Productive Failure’ For Students Can Help Lessons Stick http://ow.ly/4mRHAH  @MindShiftKQED @Kschwart

How School Funding's Reliance On Property Taxes Fails Children http://ow.ly/4mPKYS  @npr_ed @NPRCoryTurner #education

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education http://ow.ly/4mMSFI  Black/white thinking is not the answer says @ReadByExample #EdTech

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant? Nodding your head is not enough http://ow.ly/4mKmXF  @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek

Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching via more active learning http://ow.ly/4mKnxS  @npr_ed @Ericnpr

Mind the Gap: Serving Readers in Sixth Through Eighth Grade http://ow.ly/4mUGnD  @sljournal #kidlit #YA

9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong http://ow.ly/4mXrdn  @npr_ed @anya1anya #EdChat


#Science + #Poetry => Observation & Exploration #sciencefriday (ages 4-10) http://ow.ly/4mMSSY  @MaryAnnScheuer #STEM


The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with #StandardizedTesting – But You Don’t Have to Be http://ow.ly/4mUi01  Overview by @drdouggreen

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