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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 Children's Choice Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, book lists, summer reading, growing bookworms, diversity, gender, reading, ebooks, 48 hour book challenge, Judy Blume, parenting, schools, and libraries. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Today I am featuring four titles from Chronicle Kids. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Thanks for the encouragement, Lauri! We did have a good time!
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n this issue I have two children's book reviews (both picture books) and two posts with mini-reviews of several titles each (from Eerdmans and Kane Miller). I also have one post describing my daughter's and my experience doing the #BookADay summer reading initiative, and one post describing a new literacy milestone for my daughter. Finally, I have two posts with literacy and reading links that I shared on Twitter recently, Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
We have racked up quite a few Little Golden Books, too, Karen, and none of them have been weeded yet :-). In truth the rate at which the books are coming in remains greater than the rate at which they leave. But at least she's getting the idea that some of the books will have to leave at some point.
Wish captures both the sadness of unfulfilled longing and the deep love of parents for their children, even before said children are bone. It does this with scarf-wearing elephants and confetti, maintaining a mostly light, quiet tone. I'm interested to try it out with my daughter. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jen Robinson's Book Page
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In this post I share my daughter's first experience selecting books to give away, and visiting a Little Free Library. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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 the Jane Addams Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, diversity, Reading Is Fundamental, Little Free Library, literacy programs, growing bookworms, Reading Rainbow, KidLitCon, reading, writing, book discovery, parenting, schools, and libraries. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Today I am featuring three titles from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. The first two are fiction, and the third is a biography. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Beach House made me long for a tiny cottage by the shore, and time to spend there with my family. It would make a nice bedtime read-aloud for preschoolers, sending them off to dream of the ocean. I'm not sure the text has enough complexity to hold the attention of older kids through repeated readings, but those familiar with the joys of beach days will find that Beach House makes them smile. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
In this post, I share my plans for participating with my daughter in Donalyn Miller's #BookADay summer reading challenge, as well as our first week of books. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
I'm glad to hear that The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place worked for you, Ami. It's been on my list - I think I'm going to get it as one of my Audible picks this month. And oh, I do look forward to reading the Harry Potter books with my daughter when she's a little bit older...
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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, the Cybils Awards, diversity, gender, growing bookworms, free comic book day, children's book week, reading, parenting, schools, libraries, and summer reading. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
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Here are three picture books that I especially enjoyed from Kane Miller's latest shipments. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
For me it's self-preservation, her knowing that books cost money. She has an endless appetite for them. Of course I know where it comes from :-). We are going to have to do some culling soon ourselves. We are running out of space. She rejected a book this morning and suggested that we donate it, so I think she might be ready.
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In this issue of the Growing Bookworms newsletter I have four children's book reviews picture book through middle grade) and two posts with literacy and reading links that I shared on Twitter recently. I also have two posts with literacy milestones concerning my daughter (reading her first Babymouse book and buying her first books with her own money). Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Thanks for the feedback! I hope you like the book. I found it quite useful.
I'm glad that you liked this one, too, Alex. I agree that it would be a great book for teachers.
Book: How To Read a Story Author: Kate Messner Illustrator: Mark Siegel Pages: 32 Age Range: 5-8 How to Read a Story, written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Mark Siegel, is sure to delight any and all fans of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
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My daughter experienced another milestone last week on what I hope will be the path to becoming a life-long reader. She made her first book purchases, with her own money. She's made selections using a gift card before, but she recently chose to spend all of her hard-saved paper dollars on items from the Scholastic Reading Club flyer. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 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, the Kidlitosphere Conference, diversity, gender, carnival of children's literature, growing bookworms, reading, publishing, schools, screen-free week, and libraries. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
appy the Raptor is a fun book, particularly well-suited to three to six-year-old who are learning about rhyme. Having the protagonist be a dinosaur will, I think broaden the book's appeal. This would make a great school or library storytime read (though be prepared for kids to fight over who gets to bring Rappy home). Recommended. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
I'm not actually a big graphic novel reader either, Stacey. But I do enjoy Babymouse (and Squish, and the Lunch Lady series). Glad your daughter liked Babymouse, too. I think second grade is exactly the right age.
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In this post, I recount my daughter's latest literacy milestone, listening to her first Babymouse book. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Jen Robinson's Book Page
So glad you were able to get your hands on this one, and enjoyed it. Thanks for taking time to let me know :-)