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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 17: The #Cybils Awards, #BackToSchool Books, and #Homework Policies

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include: #BoardBooks, #BookLists, #Cybils, #FancyNancy, #Homework, #IntrinsicMotivation, #LoveOfReading, #MentalHealth, #NCLB, #nonfiction, #parenting, #SchoolLibraries, #screentime, #STEM, #testing, libraries, play, publishing, reading aloud, schools, and of course back-to-school. 

Top Tweet of the Week

The Policy Every Early Childhood Class Should Have | help families build skills at home through and talking together

Book Lists + Awards

GoodnightGorillaThe Top 100 Poll Countdown has reached the top 10! Here are #10-6, including some of my family's favorites

2018 Roundup from Alex at

14 Books to Help Kids Get Ready for the New School Year | helping to ease fears+ remind them about fun | from

You’ve Missed Us, Haven’t You? | Just a head's up that the Awards team is working behind the scenes, and will be back soon with news + the call for panelists

Rosie-revere-and-the-raucous-rivertersTen and Transitional Not to Be Overlooked by + | We love in my house

RA RA Read: Go-to recommendations from + organizer Jennifer Wharton for Narrative

Alternative (less well-known) but still much Anticipated Children’s Books of Fall 2018 from

Growing Bookworms

Read Novels to Your Little Kid: " chapter books and novels aloud requires young listeners to use their imaginations w/out the guidance of zany illustrations. When they’re able to do so, they get hooked"

HarryPotter5SelznickThe wizarding world of data | via | Dad shares how his 1st grader showed low ability in because she was afraid her parents would stop to her if she read too well

How to Read to Kids: Tips for from + more |

"How can I teach (my ) to find satisfaction, happiness even, in the act of ". One answer, says , is to select the first classroom carefully

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Top Ten Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Websites according to | + more great resources

FancyNancyAu Revoir, Nancy! A Children’s Book Author Kisses Her Character Goodbye -

Parenting + Mindset

How to Stop the Tween Confidence Drop By Helping Girls Take on Toxic Thinking |

7 Habits You'll Notice the Happiest People Practicing (but Most of Us Rarely Do) | |

SocialMediaWellnessHow to motivate older kids (teens + tweens) without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.) |

Why it’s so hard to get kids’ attention vs. , according to (and what to do about it) - James Paterson

How to raise a happy kid in the digital age - |

RT @DTWillingham: "playing Fortnite is very similar to playing army men in the woods and building forts." Except you're not outside. And you're not moving your body. And often kids simply watch other kids playing Fortnite. And Fortnite has in-game purchases.

Schools and Libraries

The Most Effective Ways of Helping Students Love Learning | "Cultivate questions" + "pursue their passions" via |

DearZooBaby and toddler can create a lifetime | |

Collaborating With Your | 10 ways for to work with colleagues in the to enhance instruction | via

10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome Culture – | "Lose the entourage", "Show appreciation daily" + more |

France Takes On With a Ban in Schools for kids up at age 15

"children learn best through , an understanding that has guided us to reenvision how our () children’s spaces could maximize children’s " | Editorial by via


Robotics workshop at Google for girls builds skills | "The goal of the initiative is to get more girls involved in and , , and , or fields, at an earlier age"


Pressuring to raise test scores got diminishing returns, new study of No Child Left Behind finds

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