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Jen Robinson
Works at FabTime Inc.
Attended Duke University
Lives in San Jose, CA
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The Piper Green series is a promising addition to the ranks of early chapter books. Librarians serving new readers will definitely want to take a look at these. The setting is inherently interesting, and there's just the tiniest hint of magic to add an extra thrill. Piper is not a very "girly" girl, and I see no reason why boys wouldn't enjoy this series just as much as girls do. There are boats, and smelly fish, donuts, and class pets. What's not to love? Recommended for newly independent readers, age 7 to 9. 
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My Teacher Is A Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown is about how we may perceive others when we don't understand them (and how our perceptions can change with understanding).
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A delightful addition to Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie series. 
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Just for fun: a review of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book
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A Library Book for Bear is a welcome addition to our picture book collection: beautiful to look at, enjoyable to read aloud, and celebrating the power of libraries to help even the pickiest reader. 
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Today on my blog I wrote about my daughter's latest Literacy Milestone: writing her first book / story.
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Rico the Brave Sock Monkey is a lovely Little Golden Book by Fiona Rempt and Noelle Smit. It was originally published in Amsterdam in 2009, and brought to the US in 2013 by Golden Books. 
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Damage Done is a compelling (albeit disturbing) new YA novel about the twin sister of teen who committed a school shooting. 
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The desire for a pet is a frequently-covered topic in picture books. Two of my favorites on this theme are Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly and A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid. Three new titles on this topic recently crossed my desk, two from HarperCollins Children's Books and one from Chronicle Books, that I thought were worth sharing.
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Today on my blog I reviewed the fabulous upcoming historical YA novel The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick). 
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Fraidyzoo, by Thyra Heder, is a combination alphabet book and over-the-top story about the types of animals that one might find at the zoo.
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I highly recommend The Princess in Black as an early chapter-book read-aloud to four and five year olds, or as an early read-it-yourself title for early elementary school kids. I look forward to sequel, and hope that the princess will have many future adventures. 
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Children's book blogger / literacy advocate / software company exec
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  • FabTime Inc.
    Chief Operating Officer, 1999 - present
  • Children's Book Blogger
    Jen Robinson's Book Page, 2005 - present
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San Jose, CA
Previously
Boston - Austin - Durham, NC - Houston - San Jose
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Working in high-tech, blogging about children's books and literacy from San Jose
Introduction
I'm a Red Sox fan living in San Jose, working in high-tech, but blogging about children's books and literacy at Jen Robinson's Book Page and on Twitter.
Education
  • Duke University
    Civil Engineering, 1985 - 1989
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Operations Research, 1991 - 1993
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Industrial Engineering, 1995 - 1998
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Female