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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 2: Schools, Screen Time, #KidLitCon + #Cybils

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #KidLitCon, beginning readers, celebrity picture books, diverse books, homework, recess, school, Screen Time, the Cybils Awards. video games, writing contest, Mrs. P Storytime, education and The Pigeon. 

Book Lists

TheWildRobotTop Ten Books to Build a Classroom Culture by Cindy Christiansen @nerdybookclub   #school #kidlit

Diverse #EasyReaders that All Kids Will Love, a @momandkiddo #BookList  #DiverseBooks

Fall Books for Preschoolers, a @growingbbb  #BookList  #PictureBooks

Books that always work at storytime, chosen by children's librarians  @lpbradley @Slate #kidlit #BookList

Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers, August 2016  from @mrskatiefitz #EasyReaders #ChapterBooks

Every Kid Reads in Their Own Way: 7 Children’s Books About #Dyslexia @DeniseSchipani @ReadBrightly  #kidlit

A Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews | Books that showcase the Dark Side of middle grade fantasy  #kidlit #BookList


Cybils-Logo-2016-Round-LgA Blogger's Must Have Tool for the 2016 #Cybils | Your library card (+ your application to be a judge)  @readingtub

#PoetryFriday: The Late Edition with a #CYBILS Announcement from #Poetry Chair @JoneMac53   #kidlit

It's #Cybils Season! I suggest you consider applying to be a judge, preferably in my category, says Jennifer Wharton 

Why Bloggers Should Participate in #Cybils + #KidLitCon by @cybils blog editor + KLC16 organizer @book_nut

Events + Programs

Mrsp_contest_2016The theme of this year's Be-A-Famous-Writer Contest @MrsPstorytime is #LIBRARIES  Starts 9/1

The fab @MrsPstorytime is at All the Wonders talking w/ @MatthewWinner  about this year's BE A FAMOUS WRITER contest

This is cool. Now Arriving on the New York Subway: Free #E-Books, Timed for Your Commute - @nytimes  via @sljournal

September 13th would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday | A “Buzzwangling,” “Dahl-icious” Centennial @sljournal 

Growing Bookworms

Great resource from @rebeccazdunn Learning How To Read: A #BeginningReader Booklist from wordless #PictureBooks up 

The importance of ReadingAloud to your children by @lester_laminack for @Scholastic  #RaisingReaders


KidLitCon2016LogoSquareGreat #kidlit blogging news: The 2016 #KidLitCon Program was just released  @charlotteslib @book_nut


"Your perception IS your reality. We can choose to find the positive in negative events" @SeanAThom  @BAMRadioNetwork

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

The #PictureBook in 2016: Social Themes and Lessons as observed by @FuseEight  #MakingMistakes #GenderRoles + more

Critical review of children’s books by celebrities like Jay Leno, John Travolta, + Gloria Estefan @lbennett @Slate

BabysittersClubThis is awesome: As a Boy, I Was Obsessed With the Baby-Sitters Club Books. I Have No Regrets  @bennettmadison @Slate

This is truly gorgeous: Book lover? This magical destination is a must for your bucket list.  @Upworthy

Screen Time

Are screens "digital heroin?" @DTWillingham says this analogy is false + a scare tactic (despite issues w/ screens) 

Positive link (correlation) between video games and academic performance, study suggests @guardian

Playful Learning

Fun stuff: 5 Ways to Use Rocks in the #Classroom by @sxwiley  | My daughter always has a bag of rocks around

#Playful Teaching: School Is Supposed To Be Fun @focus2achieve @BAMRadioNetwork  Adapting #PlayfulParenting to class

Schools and Libraries

My daughter would love this idea: Find the (stuffed) Pigeon! in the #library by@MrBenjiMartin  @The_Pigeon

Homework: The Great Debate: A proposal for weekly instead of daily #homework by #teacher Cathy Collier 

It just shouldn't be this hard: Local Florida Parents Calling for Elementary #Recess  @JaxMomsBlog via @drdouggreen

LastStopMarketStreetWhat We Believe Matters Most When Selecting Books | @kegancunningham on new @sljournal blog: #Classroom Bookshelf 

7 Mantras to Start the School Year @ajjuliani | I like "Failure is an option here..." by @elonmusk  via @drdouggreen 

4 charts reveal what Americans think about the biggest #education fights, including school closures @ChalkbeatNY

Eye-opening: What Kids Wish Their #Teachers Knew by Donna De La Cruz  @nytimes  #IWishMyTeacherKnew #schools

It's about students' whole lives: How Clean Clothes Can Help Kids with Chronic Absences at #School | @MindShiftKQED

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