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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 27: #Halloween Reads, Standing Desks + #Reading Communities

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively busy week include #BookLists, #curiosity, #cybils, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #homework, #KidLitCon, #math, #PictureBookMonth, #reading, #STEM, blogging, censorship, classroom design, coding, Halloween, Jason Reynolds, parenting, raising readers, reluctant readers, schools, and teaching.

Book Lists

DayBreakBondMiddle Grade Standalones + Sequels from Favorite Authors | w/ reviews from https://t.co/NawrA7NQTm

Here's a from that caught my eye: 3 Playful | + more

Favorites, old + new - A Roundup from

Just in time for : 25 Terrifying Horror Novels for Kids + Teens | from https://t.co/qY85MpCoeK

CreepyUnderwear5 Recent Recommended | We need Creepy Carrots sequel

30 Days of for Kindergarten + First Grade , a https://t.co/7vWfC7ZTkx

Elementary, My Dear Mighty Girl: 40 Books Starring Mighty Girl Detectives, from

Middle Grade Book Holiday Gift Guide: 2017 Edition from

Cybils Awards

Cybils-Logo-2017-Round-Sm Challenge: highlights some Nominations for / Early https://t.co/MuTxju2Dzy

Today's REVIEW: Easy Reader nominee King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code, rev. by Jennifer Wharton

Events + Programs

The 2017 (November) Calendar has been posted w/ hosts + themes for each day

First books have arrived at Ballou High School in DC thanks to the book fair

Today Is… Books with Barbers Day! over | See details about this great, expanding program https://t.co/5fRJHkxMsI

Growing Bookworms

ReadingInTheWildWhat's been working in Creating a Community of by Rachel Weidenhammer https://t.co/xdPgQztsMn

Becoming A Reading Teacher – Benefits discovered by after focusing on https://t.co/qH7McUk9Iv

Young adult author is determined to get reluctant readers to read -

6 Ways to Encourage Toddlers to Read + Love It w/out Singing the ABCs | Laurel Elis Niedospial https://t.co/kYK4L6Gxgg


What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? |

Lots of news in today's Fusenews , news, Latino Book Awards,

Morning Notes: Bookit Edition — | Worth admission for the pumpkin photo by

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

ToKillAMockingbirdWhen making people uncomfortable is exactly the point | A defense of To Kill A Mockingbird from https://t.co/aPrH1VAbLT

bloggers: offers the Myers Briggs personality test, adapted for book blogs | prep


How Parents Can Help Their Child Thrive at School, w/ infographic | via

8 simple ways to develop + encourage speech in your toddler’s daily routine - via https://t.co/9FD5PeFpyd

Schools and Libraries

EthanMarcusA 7th Grade Teacher’s Shift to Flexible Seating | [Side note: Ethan from Ethan Marcus Stands Up would have LOVED this classroom. Second side note: this tweet went relatively viral for some reason and introduced me to many new tweeting teachers.]

Interesting post on how his stopped using | I'll be interested in outcome

Instead of just railing against pointless , offers 5 Ways to Make Homework Exciting

On 1st day of school, asks parents to tell her about their kids "In A Million Words Or Less…" | Love it!

What's on your Walls? 3 Charts that have Got to Go from Early Childhood Classrooms, says

FutureDriven10 Thoughts On Positive Attitude from to Share With Your Team


Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices

10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code | via

share their definition of mathematical rigor + what it means in today’s

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