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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 16: Father's Day Books, Audiobooks + Reading with Engagement

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #GraphicNovels, #PictureBooks, #ReadAloud, #SummerReading, Audiobook Month, Father's Day, gender equality, growing bookworms, play, reading choice, recess, teaching, and time management. 

Book Lists

WeekendsWithMaxA for father's day: Ten Great Middle Grade Dads (or at least they try really hard) 

Longer for developing listeners: June is Audiobook Month says

Fantasy + realistic fiction for longer listening: June is Month (ages 8-12)

for children & teens (ages 7-14) | from

New Reading Beyond from + ALA | Recommended titles for advanced readers in 3 age ranges


BeautifulBlackbirdWe Need Diverse Collectables: Why the Collectors of Children’s Books Need to Diversify —  

Lauren Child: New UK Children's Laureate worried about gender equality + in books via

An excellent point about implementing challenge for East Asian (+ other) kids

Growing Bookworms / Summer Reading

The Key to ? Invest in Children’s Reading Lives All Year Time Access Choice + Community 

MarieCuriePersistence Boost Children’s Engagement + Performance (w/ plug for GN about Marie Curie from )

Does for Pleasure in Schools Make a Difference? 's data says YES | Choice + Time + Community

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them w/ more engagement via  

Yes! Dear + : It Doesn't Matter That YOU Don't Like The Book

Language for – Importance of Building Vocabulary in Preschool | Conversation +

Excellent! Maryland school gives away more than 2,000 books to spur

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Thought-provoking Proclamation! regarding by authors + illustrators + more via  

TaoofPoohNever Meant for Children: The Odd Consumer-Driven Rise of the Graduation Book —

New Podcast features and her sister Kate discussing


25+ Boy Approved Summer Activity For Kids Ideas from (of course girls can do them, too)  

Ideas gleaned for Sensory from the Blogosphere by

Encouraging piece about schools increasing , after trend towards reduction has hopefully peaked

MulberryStreetSounds like fun! A New Place You Will Go: Opening Day at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Schools and Libraries

Report reveals eye-opening data on English learners in Philadelphia schools — NewsWorks via

How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)  

Timed, Standardized-Testing: Is it Worth it? asks

What the Perception-action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns, w/ implications for


Why Kids Need , and How You Can Teach It |

8 ideas for encouraging summer learning for grade school kids from

Digital Manipulatives and the Mind - Body - Connection in the Digital Age, Infographic by

Time Management

Too Much Busyness is Counterproductive. You Need to Schedule Breaks on Purpose  

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