The Bodyguard Series: Chris Bradford
"I'm Bored. What Should I Do?"

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 28: Eisner Awards, Diverse #BookLists + School-Wide #Literacy

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookList, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #play, #STEM, #SummerReading, back to school books, boredom, boredom, coding, education, giftedness, Girl Scouts, growing bookworms, hashtags, learning, literacy, parenting, reading, schools, and social media.

Book Lists + Awards

GingerbreadManLooseSchoolUltimate List of Back to School Books, from | first day, new grade, fitting in, etc. 

Upcoming + novels w/ black girls and boys on the covers, from

South Asian Books in being released in 2017 – Part 2 |

The InbeTWEENers: 25 Great Books for Kids Between Middle Grade + Young Adult Kristy Pasquariello

Ghosts2017 Eisner Awards for comics + were announced this week | has the kids + YA winners

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2017 —

Events + Programs

RT @FirstBook: The adds up, & so do small increments of reading time throughout summer -  

Growing Bookworms

Yes! "let them read, not for the sake of producing, but for the sake of reading itself" nails it again

LiteracyLeaderTen Ideas for Leading as a Principal, inspired by leaders,

RT @MRARead: Great post on the blog today from about building a school-wide culture of literacy.

Growth Mindset

How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better |  


Various tidbits in this week's Fusenews: Posthuman Pooh + more

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

TheShallowsInternetReading Wars: finds himself less deeply b/c of social media / distractions / mental clutter  

Yes, Some Comics Are For Kids — And They're Big Business


"behaviours associated w/ high levels of performance are replicable + most can be taught"

Discover the Perfect Gift for Your Kid This Summer | A new way to | “That’s fine, be bored.”

5 Summer Vacation Tips for Getting Serious About Rest |

AlfieAndAnnieVeteran author Shirley Hughes warns parents: don't rob your children of the chance to be bored  

Is There a Best Age to Start ? shares some questions for parents to consider

Schools and Libraries

Start At The Bottom: root questions + tactics to consider in building a classroom culture | Scott Jones

ReadingInTheWild Is a Political Act says | Creating books + putting in kids' hands is vital 

How can help kids become "global citizens who are empathetic and inclusive... and don't stare"

100 Hashtags for and via


for Kids - How Children Can Learn Programming Skills | Art of Blog via

This is cool! add new badges for science, tech, engineering and math  

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