Growing Bookworms Newsletter: March 6: Post-Vacation Edition
Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 15: A College Admissions Scandal, A Reading Crisis + More

Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 8: Online #BedTimeStories, #WorldBookDay and Damaging #Homework

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #ExtraCredit, #Focus, #homework, #JoyOfReading, #KidLitCon, #reading, #ReadingAloud, #ScreenTime, #WorldBookDay, #YA, parenting, publishing, schools, and teaching.

Top Tweet of the Week

This elementary school principal reads books on Facebook to ensure her students have a bedtime story

Book Lists

Tweedles | A new from , organized by time period + region

ABC Books for Kids that Parents Will Enjoy Too! Another from

A Few to Celebrate from

Great stuff on this from Jennifer Wharton: RA RA Read: adventures across the genres (gadgets, secret societies, + more)

Events, Programs + Research

KIDLIT_con_poster_final_web_smAnnouncing some program changes and additions! – Providence 2019, March 22-23

"should be about getting children excited about books and ", something should be doing every day

A Few Suggestions from for Celebrating on March 7

Mrs. P’s FREE website refocuses mission on making reading No. 1 and ends annual contest! Read all about it!

Growing Bookworms

DeathlyHallowsKeeping Magic in (or How We Reorganized our Middle School to Improve Reading) by Tara McCabe

Schools should include for older kids (as should parents) to halt fall in young readers, urge experts |

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Interesting post from about how she is able to read + review SO MANY books, w/ a few tidbits on what her students care about

Terry has posted her March Question for | "What life habits or interests have come from being a reader?" | Share your thoughts here:

He Was Part of a Twitter Mob That Attacked Young Adult Novelists. Then It Turned on Him. Now His Book Is Cancelled |

Parenting + Play

GiftOfFailureHow the Momo challenge and other remote but outrageous + viral threats distract parents from real dangers -

Schools and Libraries

"Despite the very good intentions behind giving , the results are damaging to just about every aspect of " says | Post also calls "damaging"

, See as Students Do, urges | "It is our job as to sprinkle fairy dust and create the circumstances that engage and excite learners"

Screen Time

Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain - via

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage.