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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: Children's Book Week, May the 4th, and #KidLitCon

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Lots of events this week for some reason (maybe just because it's the first week of the month). Topics include Arbor Day, Children's Book Week, early readers, KidLitCon, play, National Readathon Day, poetry, graduation, Growing Bookworms, Teacher Appreciation Week, summer reading, teaching, student engagement, and testing. 

Book Lists

Books for Beginning Readers, Round-Up of #Reviews from April 2016 @mrskatiefitz  #EasyReaders #ChapterBooks

Read Your Way Around the World With 50 Children's Books from different countries  A @momandkiddo #BookList

This Month in Middle Grade, May 2016, quick reviews of > 10 titles from @mrskatiefitz  #kidlit

A Tree-mendous #BookList for Arbor Day from @rosemondcates  #kidlit

Top Ten #YA Books That Address Teenage Suicide by @teachingfactor @nerdybookclub

#PictureBooks for Graduation Gifts  #BookList from @housefullbkwrms #kidlit


Today on the #Cybils blog, an interview w/ Kevin Sands, @cybils winning author of THE BLACKTHORN KEY  #kidlit 

Diversity + Gender

Why Socializing Girls to Be Perfect Could Be the Worst Thing For Them  @MindShiftKQED #GrowthMindset @reshmasaujani

Events + Programs

CBW-2016-poster-front1-326x400Happy 97th Annual Children’s Book Week (May 2-8)! | @CBCBook  #CBW16 #KidLit

For #CBW16, The Top 100 Children's Books on @goodreads  | From Aesop's Fables to A Wrinkle in Time #kidlit

Wishing all of my #Teacher friends a lovely Teacher Appreciation Week. Nice words of thanks from @pernilleripp

National #Readathon Day, May 21: Ice Cream, Grab Bags, + of Course, Books  @sljournal @randomhousekids @ALALibrary

Children’s Literary Salon: The Art of Enthusiasm — @fuseeight w/ @100scopenotes @MrSchuReads + @colbysharp 

Growing Bookworms

May The Force Awaken Reading, honoring some of the Star Wars books that are engaging kids in books 

 #RaisingReaders: The Quick and Easy Method (Guest Post @sunlitpages )  | Ignore your kids + let them have fart books

An April #Poetry Picnic for @mrskatiefitz + her daughters w/ links to various kid-friendly poems 

One of the saddest things @literacious hears in the #library is “That’s a Baby Book!”  #PictureBooks for all!


KidLitCon2016LogoSquareBig news! #KidLitCon 2016 Registration and Call for Proposals are now open!  @book_nut @charlotteslib #kidlit 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

'Where The Red Fern Grows' Gets A New Cover To Celebrate Its 50+ Years In Print | @bustle  @randomhousekids #kidlit

Can Boys Beat Girls in Reading? French study finds boys do better when they think #reading test is a game  @WSJ

On Reviewing Bad Books When You're Part of the Literary Community  Balancing honesty + compassion @BookRiot


"Instead of sheltering kids from the burn or the fall, teach them what to do when it happens"  @HeatherShumaker

Kids are social creatures. A few ways adults can encourage them to collaborate:  @sxwiley @BAMRadioNetwork

"Study after study has found that too much praise does exactly the opposite of what we hope"  @mrdad #GrowthMindset

Play/Outdoor Learning

Kindergartners get little time to #play. Why does it matter?  Christopher Brown @ConversationUS via @DEY_Project

Intentionally Creating Rich #Play Spaces for Kids: Adventure Playgrounds and Nature  Bethany Todd + @LauraBarrEd

This is a sad post: Ana Menéndez Mourns Her Four-Year-Old’s Childhood  @ECEPolicyWorks On the need for #play

Dramatic, pretend #play "is the work of early #literacy"  @NotJustCute @BAMRadioNetwork

How can #OutdoorLearning boost pupil development + wellbeing |  @GuardianTeach #PlayfulLearning

Schools and Libraries

I Used to Be a Fun Teacher | 7th grade teacher @pernilleripp wonders how to make her 7th grade ELA class more joyful 

On Student Engagement + Closing the Opportunity Gap | Focusing on gaps (vs passions) creates problems  @ReadByExample

Student Engagement + Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan at a Title I elem school, Part 1 @ReadByExample

Student Engagement + Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2 –  @ReadByExample #EdChat

What Exactly is #SingaporeMath ?  Jen Rigsby @LauraBarrEd shares the scoop #STEM

7 Strategies Educators Can Use to Think Like An Innovator  @DavidGeurin #EdChat

Summer Reading

Scholastic-Summer-Reading-RV-Driver-Side_FINAL.@Scholastic Brings #SummerReading to Communities Nationwide w/ 1st-Ever, 10,000 Mile "Summer Reading Road Trip" 


Is Michigan really going to start having kindergartners take #StandardizedTests ?  @valeriestrauss @washingtonpost

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