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Jen Robinson
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Working in high-tech, blogging about #JoyOfLearning, #KidLit + #GrowingBookworms. Mom to Baby Bookworm, age 5.5.
Working in high-tech, blogging about #JoyOfLearning, #KidLit + #GrowingBookworms. Mom to Baby Bookworm, age 5.5.

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"The other night my daughter received a big coloring page from the library (part of her school's Open House night). It included questions that kids were supposed to answer with words and/or pictures. One of the questions was: Favorite Author. She did not hesitate, responding with two favorite authors: "Mo Willems and my friend Bob Staake." "

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Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #48HBC, #BunkReads, #SummerReading, booklists, funny books, growing bookworms, homework, kidlitosphere, LGBTQ books, play, raising readers, testing, KidLitCon, libraries, and writing. There were also some great links about reading logs and what parents can do to keep kids enjoying books, discussed here. 

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To all of my readers who care about getting kids reading, and keeping them reading, I would like to suggest that you consider attending KidLitCon on October 14-15 in Wichita, KS. KidLitCon, an annual gathering of people who are involved with, and blog about, children's books, is always a valuable conference. But this year's KidLitCon will be of special interest to those of you who care about kids and reading. This year’s theme is Gatekeepers and Keymasters: Connecting bloggers, librarians, teachers, authors, and parents to promote literacy.

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Blog post: Today I have three posts that are about nurturing and maintaining a love of reading in kids. The first post, from Pernille Ripp, offers suggestions for parents, with emphasis on counteracting negative practices that schools may impose that threaten the joy of reading. The other two posts, from Erica Reischer and Monica Edinger, both focus on reading logs. The first post discusses why reading logs can sap kids' motivation for reading, while the second, from a long-time teacher, offers a better alternative. These are all articles that I expect to refer back to in the future. 

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Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It's a bit of a light week this week because of the holiday, but I do have links for you about #DiverseBooks, #EdTech, #GrowingBookworms, #SummerReading, beginning readers, classroom libraries, funny books, mysteries, play, testing, ebooks, and teaching.

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I have three articles for you today related to growing bookworms and encouraging joy of learning. First up, Julie Danielson makes a strong case for classroom read-alouds by teachers. Second, teacher Brett Vogelsinger shares tips for getting kids to be intrinsically motivated to read. And finally, a teacher from Brooklyn laments the wide gap between the experiences of Pre-K vs. Kindergarten kids at her school. 

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My daughter's latest #literacy milestone (of sorts): creating content for me to post on Facebook (and tracking her "likes" - sigh). 

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Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #booklists, book covers, verse novels, gendered reading, #diversebooks, #EdTech, #BookADay, #STEM, growing bookworms, #summerreading, schools, libraries, play, author visits, math, therapy dogs, re-reading, bookstores, #RaisingReaders and parenting. 

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"...My point is that if your child develops a passionate interest, it's worth going out of your way to let her pursue it. You never know which activities are going to be the ones that make your child sparkle. But it's the sparkle that matters. Find it. Follow it. That's what makes kids shine."

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New blog pot about my daughter's enjoyment, learning, and empowerment from an afternoon spent spending her own $20. 
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