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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 4: #StarWarsDay, #SummerReading, and #Reading + #Writing Interactions

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics for this Screen-Free Children's Book Week Star Wars Day include: #BookLists, #CBW18, #ClassroomLibraries, #DiverseBooks, #GraphicNovels, #math, #parenting, #play, #reading, #SchoolLibrarians, #ScreenFreeWeek, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #SummerReading, #SummerSlide, #testing, #writing, child development, education reform, happiness, Jo Boaler, learning, and skills development.

Top Tweet of the Week

12 tips for building a beautiful | "Work w/ your students to develop a list of recommended reads" + more

Book Lists

LMNOPeas24 Must Have Books for Babies (7-12 Months), a from

Diverse : Early (7-10 Year Olds) - from

Humor Hooks Readers: recommendations from the Bay Area Book Fest via

10 Books That Will Help You UP Your Classroom! by

AmalUnboundSouth Asian 2018 – Part 2: Novels | | "by a author, contains a South Asian Main Character, or involves South Asian culture"

Castles, Wands, and Unicorns: 15+ Fantasy Titles for Ages 8-12 | kicking off some from

Book Awards

Congratulations to for winning the 2018 Award for AFTER THE FALL | Announcement at  [Amazon link to After the Fall]

Today on the blog: An Interview with Renée Watson , author of winner PIECING ME TOGETHER  [Amazon link to Piecing Me Together]

Diversity + Gender

CItyOnTheOtherSideA paean to the great girls of 's from + why they are a wonderful opportunity for boys, too |

Silences Stories - on the need for +

Study: Colleges that have gone "test optional" (SAT/ACT) enroll a higher proportion of low-income + 1st gen + more from backgrounds

Events + Programs

Saturday is | interviews Day Founder

MayTheFourthThis Friday (today) is Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You | | thinking we should plan to watch movies all weekend, despite it being

The 99th annual Children's Book Week is April 30th to May 6th! What book are you reading to celebrate? | Find bookmarks + more here:

Ideas for Australia's Children’s Book Week in August 2018 from Most can apply for US too |

April 30-May6 is also Screen-Free Week

Growing Bookworms

How to Assess Skills Without Knowing the Book They Are Reading by | "Kids need relevant reading experiences that ... also help them grow or protect their love of reading."

The Real Reason to Read Children’s Books – 's students say her "matters because it shows that she cares about us"


For thoughts from on some recent + misc. news, see The Return of Five & Dime Friday: my five cents | Origami pasta that folds itself?

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

GoldenCompassIn Praise of Childhood Favorite Books, even those that lose their magic when you re-read as an adult (Inc. + for Laura Sackton )

No Surprise To , But It’s Nice To Have Evidence: Study Finds That Students Improve Their By |

9 Ways & 'Feed' One Another From Birth

2018 "may be the best year ever" says + provides examples

Parenting, Happiness + Play

RaisingHappinessWhy Aren’t Happy | Suggestions from for pushing back on things that make us too busy to enjoy life | Stop "shoulding" on yourself [Amazon link to Raising Happiness book]

"It needs to be understood that and are not two different things. Instead, play and learning work together"

Schools and Libraries

are Rockstar Resources - A reminder from | "School are vital to student learning as early as kindergarten"

Tips from on using in , w/ 3 suggested titles

HowReadingChangedLifeHow helps her plan for their "For me, summer reading is the best kind of reading, and I want my kids to know that feeling too."

Understanding the : Sharing Data with and by |

Dear Administrators – A Few Ideas to Motivate from | "Trust us to be professional", "Help us forge connections" + more

School Improvement Program, driven by things asked for (counseling, etc), Receives Student Buy-In |

How One NYC Is Trying To Transform a serving some of the city's poorest students - lots of reaching out to help w/ problems in community

It's All About the Books | recommends 's new book about how + why to create +

Skills Development

RebelTalentWhen Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do [Amazon link to Rebel Talent book]

How You Can Raise Robot-Proof Children (kids ready for the jobs of the ) by

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University : via | should make kids more aware of different options |

Social Media

Sigh. Recent studies suggest that some are anonymously posting negative things about themselves on , to

5 Tips to Tame Compulsive Checking of during next week's from


Professor Wants Everyone to Love , and focus more on depth than speed –

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