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Jen Robinson
San Jose, CA
Interests: travel, lost, children's books, hiking, reading, walking, red sox baseball, wine tasting, mysteries, literacy
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Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book awards, book lists, nonfiction, empathy, mysteries, the Cybils awards, diversity, women's equality day, growing bookworms, kidlitcon, ebooks, parenting, starting kindergarten, teachers, librarians, and accelerated reader program. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
I think that The Rise and Fall of Oscar the Magician could make a nice classroom read-aloud for second graders. The cover image is eye-catching, with a blindfolded magician riding a unicycle over a frayed tightrope, and I think that kids will be intrigued by the story. Fans of Porter's work will certainly want to add this one to their collections. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
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Newsletter Update: In this issue I have four book reviews (3 picture books and one YA), as well as a post with mini-reviews of some back to school picture books. I also have two posts with literacy and reading links that I shared on Twitter recently, and one post about a new literacy milestone for my daughter (checking out her first book from the school library). Finally, I have a post directed towards book bloggers on why they should consider judging for the Cybils Awards and/or attending KidLitCon. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
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If you are a person who blogs about children's and/or young adult books, whether fiction or nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, or even book-related apps, here are two great opportunities for you to get more involved in the larger community: judging for the Cybils Awards and attending KidLitCon. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
We are very lucky, Sheila! And it does not surprise me a bit that you still remember your elementary school librarian :-)
The library was a refuge for me, too, Jeff. Thanks for the good wishes. Time is definitely passing in the blink of an eye.
thought that Swan was beautiful in both words and illustration. Definitely recommended for library collections. Anna is a historical figure well worth learning about, and Swan is a beautifully constructed book with which to do so. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
It was lucky all around! We're very pleased.
Thanks, Charlotte. It mattered to me :-)
Of course we've checked out books from the public library, but the school library felt different, Susan. I love that friends like you completely get that :-)
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In this post, I describe a new literacy milestone for my daughter, checking out her first book from her school library. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
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Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Cybils awards, KidLitCon, feminism, growing bookworms, reading, kidlitosphere, literacy, brain activity, publishing, self-publishing, schools, and libraries. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Peanut Butter & Brains, written by Joe McGee and illustrated by Charles Santoso, is about a little zombie boy named Reginald who lives in the zombie-infested small town of Quirkville. Rather than wanting to eat brains, as all of his fellow zombies do, Reginald craves a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
My daughter will be starting kindergarten today. Here are five picture books we have been reading (three brand-new, and two from within the past couple of years, all from different publishers). 1. Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten, by Marc Brown... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Code of Honor has a ripped from the headlines theme, a fast-paced plot, a diverse protagonist, and a focus on loyalty and honor. It belongs in high school and public libraries everywhere. Recommended, and going on my keep shelf. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
How funny, Ami. I didn't even remember Scout's potty mouth. But I can totally see why you'd like Ink and Bone. I'm between books at the moment (except for my audio - I'm never between books there because i find exercising without an audiobook impossible). I've just started 2-3 different ones, but have to see which will take.
They do have a timeless feel, Charlotte. 10 year old Jen and Charlotte would have both loved these books.
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Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, the Newbery Awards, picture books, nonfiction, graphic novels, diverse books, gender, growing bookworms, parenting, common core, reading, publishing, KidLitCon, Magic Treehouse books, schools, and libraries. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
So glad that the review was useful, Claire. Thanks for taking time to let me know. I think Book 2 is already available. Enjoy!
We just read a lot, Lauri :-). Well, and I'm pretty good at modeling the enjoyment of reading, too.
Thanks, Susan! I think I'll be very glad to have these posts in the future. I really enjoy writing them - it's so nice that people like you understand why these milestones make me happy.
Leo: A Ghost Story, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Christian Robinson, is a book for preschoolers about the joy of friendship. And, as promised, it is a ghost story, though a far cry from scary, perfectly suited to preschoolers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
So glad you found something useful! I've heard nothing but good things about Ivan.
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In this issue I have four book reviews (picture book through middle grade). I also have two posts with literacy and reading links that I shared on Twitter recently, and one post about a new literacy milestone for my daughter (understanding the need for conflict in a story). Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page