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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 29:

TwitterLinks Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter for the past two weeks @JensBookPage. There's quite a bit to share, because I was sick last week, and didn't do a roundup last Friday. Topics in this issue include #BookLists, #GrowthMindset, #KidLitCon, #PictureBooks, #STEM, audiobooks, authors, beginning readers, brain exercises, introverts, parenting, reading, teaching, and #SummerReading. 

Book Lists

SchoolsFirstDayA Few (Or More) Great New #PictureBooks | #BookList from @pernilleripp  #kidlit

An important #BookList from @growingbbb | Easy But Not Boring #BeginningReader Books  #kidlit

#PictureBooks + the Middle-Grade Reader w/ #BookList, titles to spark deeper learning by @mhoutswrites @MixedUpFiles 

#STEM Girls – Ten Books Featuring Girls Rocking Science by @NCastaldoAuthor @nerdybookclub  #BookList

40 Girl-Empowering Beach Reads For Tweens | #BookList from @amightygirl  #kidlit

20 Great #Nonfiction Books for Reluctant Readers from @TrevorHCairney  #kidlit #BookList

Family #ReadAloud Books for Every Season from @momandkiddo  #BookList

25 #SummerReads from #PictureBooks to #YA Novels from @literacious  #kidlit #BookList

Spotlight on South Asian #Kidlit published in 2016 by @darshanakhiani  #BookList

Kids' Comics + #GraphicNovel Recommendations from @melissawiley  #BookList 


Breakdown of #diversity (or lack thereof) in #PictureBooks received by @CCBCwisc in 2016  #Kidlit

Growing Bookworms

A Classroom Culture’s Impact on Students’ #Reading Success by @bookishadvocate @nerdybookclub

Why #Reading With Kids Matters, At Home + In The Classroom by @msathoms @nerdybookclub


KidLitCon2016LogoSquareFor #Kidliton 2016 we are looking for panelists! Program chair @charlotteslibhas lots of great ideas for YOU  #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

How to support #PictureBook authors + illustrators beyond buying the book by @joshfunkbooks  #kidlit

I loved this post by @donalynbooks on the value of reading as an escape, a place to "disappear into the quiet"

Is Listening to an #Audiobook "Cheating?" @DTWillingham thinks not, for multiple reasons  #reading

I am sure reading a lot of them: The Fastest-Growing Format in #Publishing: #Audiobooks  @maloneyfiles @WSJ 


This is fun: Resources for Teaching Kids About Castles: Activities, Books, and Toys from @mamasmiles

Oh I could relate to this article about how hard it is to let kids do things for themselves:   @hbombmom @ScaryMommy  

Love this post from @momsradius about using Walkie Talkies to give freedom to her son + peace of mind for her  #Play


This is pretty cool. Study suggests that "speed training" brain exercises can reduce later risk of dementia  @rddysum

New Study Finds #GrowthMindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED

Schools and Libraries

Ways to Make Your Classrooms #Introvert -Friendly by @julnilsmith  via @drdouggreen #teaching

This short post by @sxwiley on connecting with kids by paying attention to what excites them resonated w/ me 

How the Australian #education system is making kids stressed and sick  @Hayley_Gleeson ABC News Melbourne

Some good ideas: 9 Ideas for Combatting Boredom in #School (+ Why Being Bored May Not Be All Bad) @belathram  #play

Actionable Steps to Bring #GrowthMindset into the Classroom by @PaulineZd  @MIND_Research

How Can #Teaching and Using Questions Improve Learning? Tips for fostering curiosity by @mssackstein @educationweek

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