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Jen Robinson
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Attended Duke University
Lives in San Jose, CA
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Announcing the 8th annual Kidlitosphere Conference, to be held in Sacramento, CA on October 10 and 11. Please help spread the word!
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I really like these, Rosemond. Thanks for sharing!
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I love this book, too. And I had to stop to comment because I, too, have a daughter who looks just like her father, but gets her love of books from me :-) 
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Well, we have to give them something, right?!  lol  Thanks for stopping by, Jen!
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I enjoyed this post very much. Hoping lots of parents find it. 
 
How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents

Based on research on what parents and teachers can do to motivate kids to read as well as my own experience with kids, here are five tips for parents.
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Summary of results of the Early Reading Proficiency Report from the Annie E. Casey Fdn from +Tasha Saecker at Waking Brain Cells | Poor overall results, though improved in the past 10 years, (66% not proficient), with grim racial + economic disparities
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+Sarah Stevenson created this Infographic based on tips from our November KidLitCon session on Fighting Blogger Burnout. If you have a book review blog, and you've ever suffered from the blogging blahs, you might find it useful. 
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Ready good post. Thanks for sharing. Mark.  Ihateworkinginretail.blogspot.com
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For my teacher friends, I have a question if you have time. Does anyone know about "Saxon Math"? A friend is concerned that her Grade 3 daughter has lost sense of discovery in regards to math, and is looking for advice or articles. 
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An idea (or more a reminder) for growing bookworms - don't bookshame your kids. 
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Chiming in here as the mother of a 26-year-old. Yes I probably book-shamed over those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle books I real aloud so often. Mea culpa. But now, he cringes and shushes me if I ever mention them! 
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Very nice post on the importance of the home/school partnership in raising readers (description of a workshop for parents). By Carrie Gelson at Kirby Larson's blog. 
Please join me in welcoming today's guest blogger, Carrie Gelson. Carrie teaches at a small inner city school in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. She shares her love for books on the blog There’s a Book for That and hig...
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Thanks for the blog plug, Rosemond! I would agree that it doesn't get much better than books and chocolate :-) Happy early Valentine's Day. 
When most of us think of February 14th, we think of Valentines, romance, roses, and yes, chocolate. But when book lovers think of February 14th, we think of the Cybils and of book giving!  (I totally think you can be a book l...
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And Happy Valentine's to you, Jen!!  xoxo
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Happy First Blog Birthday!! 
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Thanks, guys!  I'm having so much fun!  
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I reviewed a fun new picturebook today, Superworm, from the team that created The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler). 
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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
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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
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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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