@gregpincus: TOPIC: Summer reading lists. Back to school reading lists. Did you care as a kid?

What inspired/inspires you to grab a book? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:00 am

@kidlitchat: TOPIC: Summer reading lists. Back to school reading lists. Did you care as a kid? What inspired/inspires you to grab a book? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:02 am

@gregpincus: I guess this is a loose follow up to the "don't judge a book by the cover" #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:02 am

@ChloeKillen: @WalkerBooksAus Other chats include #kidlitchat which is Wednesdays at 11am, and #MGlitchat at 11am on Saturdays. Is that right @PBWorkshop?
August 8, 2012, 1:03 am

@gregpincus: For me, it's always been about recommendations. Even as a kid, I listened to friends and teachers and parents #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:04 am

@RosanneParry: @gregpincus I don't remember a single summer reading list as a kid. But perhaps I wasn't paying attention. #kidlitchat #notarulefollower :-)
August 8, 2012, 1:06 am

@gregpincus: @RosanneParry I remember deciding not to read the things on the summer reading lists :-) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:07 am

@ilanawaters: @gregpincus Yes, amazon, goodreads, etc. have proven that recs. R king. I look 2book bloggers as well. And, as a kid, I HATED...#kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:07 am

@delzey: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: Summer reading, back to school reading lists. Did you care as a kid? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:07 am

@chasingray: @gregpincus No reading lists, summer or otherwise, when I was a kid. I have no idea why but I never had any. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:07 am

@ilanawaters: ...summer reading lists! Sorry--did not mean I hated #kidlitchat. That was a continuation tweet! Anyway, summer was supposed 2 B MINE!!
August 8, 2012, 1:08 am

@delzey: i didn't have summer reading lists as a kid, i first saw them assigned after i was already out of college #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:08 am

@LynneKelly: @gregpincus Me too-- I always got book recs from friends, librarians, teachers. Still remember "book talks" we did in 4th grade! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:08 am

@hollycupala: No reading list until I was a HS senior. I just devoured everything from the library and whatever I could buy. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:08 am

@michaelascotto: I never did much with lists, but I always took part in my library's summer reading contest. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:09 am

@delzey: @chasingray summer reading lists are a modern phenom, result of public schools aping private schools #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:09 am

@hollycupala: (So that meant I spent a lot of summers between classics and Sweet Valley High...) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:10 am

@gregpincus: LOL! RT @hollycupala: (So that meant I spent a lot of summers between classics and Sweet Valley High...) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:10 am

@delzey: that said, i did spend almost every summer going to the library on a regular (2x a week) basis on my own. i had my own agenda #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:10 am

@chasingray: @delzey LAME! (So glad I dodged this bullet!) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:10 am

@lambertn: I had books I had to read this summer. Read the ones I wanted to read instead. Kids do the same. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:10 am

@ilanawaters: @delzey Consider that bullet dodged. I always resented being told what to read. #grumpy #nonconformist #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:11 am

@hollycupala: Any favorites you remember reading over the summer? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:12 am

@delzey: i tell my girls to skip the list & read whatever they want. they can't: schools now grade on the summer reading! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:12 am

@AniProf: Heys, guys, just stopping in for a few minutes. I'm at a conference in LA (not SCBWI). #KidLitChat

August 8, 2012, 1:12 am

@ilanawaters: @michaelascotto Ooo--I did that every year too! Once I won a little stuffed unicorn. <3 #whyamItellingpeoplethis? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:12 am

@thereadingzone: I had a summer reading list every year in elementary school (Catholic school). Had cross-curricular lists in HS. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:12 am

@delzey: @hollycupala i used to read books on magic & lateral thinking puzzles (martin gardner) every summer #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:13 am

@ilanawaters: @delzey *snerk* Flirting w/librarian? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:13 am

@lambertn: As a teacher, I did stuff during 1st week of school to allow kids to read the sumr book then. I sympathized. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:13 am

@LynneKelly: @hollycupala Loved Sweet Valley High! All those men with their perfectly-chiseled features. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:13 am

@delzey: @ilanawaters not initially, but this one girl's mom *did* work at the main library when i was in 7th grade... #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:14 am

@AniProf: In HS, I had a reading, often religious as it was a Catholic HS. But my choice would always be SciFi! #KidLitChat
August 8, 2012, 1:14 am

@hollycupala: @LynneKelly And really great, soap opera names. Jeffrey French, sigh. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:14 am

@thereadingzone: My incoming frosh have list,but it's not graded. It's cross-curricular: 9th Grade Summer Reading (F + NF) http://t.co/RyIbHwN6 #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:14 am

@delzey: @ilanawaters okay, wait. i didn't flirt with the librarian, but her daughter. oy, i better stop while i can.... #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:15 am

@lindseyQuinn: RT @michaelascotto: I never did much with lists, but I always took part in my library's summer reading contest. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:16 am

@thereadingzone: @lambertn Yup! I still do this. Kids can and do read during the first week(s) of school. I always make sure to give that time. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:16 am

@hollycupala: @delzey Nice. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:17 am

@delzey: one more point: out town's dir of curriculum doesn't believe summer reading is beneficial but parents DEMAND it from schools #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:17 am

@gregpincus: Then how did you all find your books as a kid? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:17 am

@coachhays64: @michaelascotto I always took on the summer reading event too. The

only list I remember seeing was the William Allen White list. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:17 am

@lambertn: @thereadingzone :-D I hated passing out the dreaded "Did you read the book?" summer reading quiz. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:18 am

@BookaliciousPam: @gregpincus Librarian! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:18 am

@PatMattison: @thereadingzone Middle & high schl yrs had extensive summer reading lists. Now suggesting more than 2, gets resistance. #kidlitchat #read
August 8, 2012, 1:18 am

@AniProf: @gregpincus I had a wonderful used bookstore in town where I gobbled up one SciFi paperback after another. #KidLitChat
August 8, 2012, 1:18 am

@thereadingzone: @lambertn No quizzes here! Our classes are interdisciplinary so we discuss the books all year long. :) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:18 am

@ilanawaters: @delzey Oh Lord....#kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:18 am

@chasingray: @gregpincus Librarians! Also friends, but mostly tons of recs from grade school & town librarian. Then, as a teen, my brother. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:19 am

@lambertn: @thereadingzone Nice! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:19 am

@ilanawaters: @AniProf Oddly enough, a genre w/a lot of spiritual themes. Light v. dark, good versus evil...Good is sci-fi. Read it, U will! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:19 am

@delzey: so one daughter in camp right now LOVES reading magazines. newsweek, new yorker, cosmo... i love mags as summer reading for kids #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:19 am

@AniProf: @ilanawaters thank you, Obegone! #KidLitChat
August 8, 2012, 1:21 am

@delzey: other daughter automatically HATES any book i suggest but LOVES the nonfiction the "book fairy" sneaks onto her bookcase... #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:21 am

@AniProf: @delzey Ever give your kids a subscription to a *good* magazine. #KidLitChat
August 8, 2012, 1:21 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus I used to walk the library aisle scouring every book until one looked good. Also Random House Boxes of the 1970's. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:22 am

@lambertn: @delzey "Book Fairy!" Totally going to to do this! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:22 am

@JaniceLeagra: I didn't like being told what to read. Would put list off until end of summer. We were made to take test & do book report. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:22 am

@ilanawaters: @AniProf *Nods wisely* May the force be with you! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:23 am

@BarbaraMalley: As a kid the covers that caught my eye were the bks I read. 1st read Dragonriders of Pern at 10 because the dragon looked cool. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:23 am

@ilanawaters: @delzey I agree--this is awesome. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:23 am

@delzey: @lambertn the "book fairy" needs to be stealth to work, i've found. some books aren't discovered for weeks, and then... BAM! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:23 am

@JaniceLeagra: Have to say, I did end up enjoying a few of the books I had to read & still own them and re-read them. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:23 am

@TypeACreative1: My kids don't like my suggestions, so I put them in front of librarian & have them tell her what they like. Always works. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:24 am

@linda_johns: Kids I know feel cheated when they've suffered thru an assigned reading, and then nothing happens with it when school starts. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:24 am

@delzey: @AniProf most mags in the house are "family" but they'll buy them on their own. and what, exactly, are "good" magazines? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:25 am

@ixtumea: Topic tonight? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:26 am

@lambertn: @delzey My mind is spinning with fun ways to employ this with my kids

and in my school library! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:26 am

@gregpincus: @linda_johns Yeah. Assigning a book just to assign it? Frustrating. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:26 am

@gregpincus: It's interesting how little has changed in terms of how we/kids find books. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:26 am

@thereadingzone: @linda_johns I think lots of tchrs are stuck bc districts require summer reading + don't always ask tchrs. So they don't assess #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:26 am

@TypeACreative1: Also, my kids like facts. Guinness book records, movie box office stats, weird but true stuff. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:26 am

@delzey: 2 tru RT @linda_johns: Kids feel cheated when they suffer thru assigned reading, then nothing happens with it when school starts #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:27 am

@ixtumea: As a teen I have to admit being 'forced' to read some classics like THE HOBBIT have turned me off from that bk even today. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:27 am

@LaurelSnyder: Hey, gang. What are we talking about? (sorry I'm late) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:27 am

@thereadingzone: @linda_johns They don't assess it because they feel forcing a book report or quiz isn't fair to kids. Rock and hard place. #kidlitchat

August 8, 2012, 1:27 am

@matt_janacone: How about celebrities who publish children's books. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:27 am

@delzey: @lambertn curious: how would you tuck a book onto a library shelf to be discovered? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:27 am

@ixtumea: I tried to use those recommended book lists with son and stopped at 4th grade. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:28 am

@delzey: are those really books, or merely product? RT @matt_janacone: How about celebrities who publish childrens books. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:28 am

@ixtumea: Some of those recommended bks are in his language arts program. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:29 am

@ilanawaters: @linda_johns Yes--getting bad associations w/reading is never good. We want to keep them POSITIVE! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:29 am

@ixtumea: I feel there should be a variety of books out there for children and not to limited it to just a few. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:29 am

@TypeACreative1: Boo. Hiss. “@matt_janacone: How about celebrities who publish children's books. #kidlitchat”
August 8, 2012, 1:29 am

@ixtumea: That's the educator in me speaking. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:30 am

@ixtumea: There's some celeb books I love like Henry Winkler's books. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:30 am

@BarbaraMalley: Are there any books from the required/recommended lists u remember liking? I loved Where the Red Fern Grows, hated Billy Budd. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:30 am

@linda_johns: @thereadingzone Yeah, I get that. But maybe a discussion? Actually, I'm adamantly against assigned reading EVER. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:30 am

@JaniceLeagra: Maybe kids should be allowed to present a dozen titles at end of yr for teacher approval & have to pick 3 or 4 from that list. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:31 am

@SuzanneRKlein: Never had reading lists, but I would've spent all summer on the couch reading, if Mom had let me. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:31 am

@ixtumea: For sure I HATE those AR recommended reading lists. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:31 am

@delzey: @ixtumea right, but many feel kids can't find their own, hence the lists #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:31 am

@LaurelSnyder: @BarbaraMalley Oh God, Billy Budd. #kidlitchat

August 8, 2012, 1:31 am

@ixtumea: @delzey I kind of disagree. Teachers/librarians can recommend books for their kids. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:32 am

@lambertn: @delzey Oh my. Kids do that all the time in the library. They hide books. Espcially Rainbow Fairy. They would find them. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:32 am

@matt_janacone: I think celebities have an unfair advantage publishing kids books because they are already a brabd name. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:32 am

@delzey: @BarbaraMalley foretopman! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:32 am

@delzey: @ixtumea and then it feels like school work #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:32 am

@ixtumea: I've taught in the public school system for 15 years. Homeschooled school for the past 3 years. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:33 am

@BarbaraMalley: @LaurelSnyder You share my pain! The only book I ever found to be unreadable. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:33 am

@LynneKelly: @ixtumea I don't dislike the AR lists as much as the AR tests. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:33 am

@ixtumea: @delzey No it doesn't. I know as a teacher I had a bucket of books that had a variety of bks for kids to chose from. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:33 am

@delzey: @lambertn but how would the librarian book fairy do it and not go crazy with the lack of organization?! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:33 am

@JaniceLeagra: @ixtumea @delzey I agree w/@ixtumea. At son's school, all yr librarian teaches them how to select books right for themselves. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:34 am

@matt_janacone: @ixtumea Me, too. Jonathan Lithgow, but they will get books published because of who they are. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:34 am

@ixtumea: @LynneKelly Ditto. Those tests were terrible. There wasn't any non-fiction selections for 2nd/3rd graders. Bks son loved. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:34 am

@delzey: @ixtumea what age are we talking about, because after 4th grade there's little that feels like school work to kids #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:35 am

@linda_johns: There's a lot of power in recommended booklists, especially if on a bookmark. Indirect readers advisory for kids/parents. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:35 am

@ixtumea: @JaniceLeagra Exactly. That's what I did. So yes, that's what we did. And it doesn't feel like homework. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:35 am

@JennyEMaloney: Even now, if you give me a book list I will whip out a pen and start

marking: Read/To Read - everything must be Xed off!! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:35 am

@lambertn: @delzey I am not particularly particular there. I put out new books slowly (less $$) so I might call that the book fairy shelf. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:35 am

@ixtumea: @delzey I disagree. It depends on the school and teacher. I've taught up to sixth grade. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:35 am

@ilanawaters: @linda_johns @thereadingzone Here, here! *bangs metaphoric table* #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:36 am

@ilanawaters: @JaniceLeagra That is a GREAT idea!! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:36 am

@literaticat: what are we talking about? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:36 am

@LynneKelly: @ixtumea And the questions involve only low-level thinking. #AR #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:36 am

@ixtumea: @delzey I know of primary aged teachers who didn't help students out. It depends on the teacher/school/library. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:36 am

@lambertn: I talk up great books on lists. My "this book is magic" talk casts a spell! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:36 am

@ixtumea: @delzey Are you speaking as an educator/librarian? Or parent? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:37 am

@mm_socks: Slaughterhouse 5 was always on our list but didn't read it until after college. I've read it 6 times since #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:37 am

@TypeACreative1: Son knows months in advance when new titles he wants are released & plans for them. Kids find what they like many ways. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:38 am

@ilanawaters: @delzey @ixtumea They're smart enough to read, but too dumb to find own books? Falseness. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:38 am

@lambertn: Helping kids open that great book they don't want to read but maybe should is my daily challenge. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:38 am

@ixtumea: @LynneKelly Yes, total joke. So is the point system. Kiddos figure that out fast. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:38 am

@ixtumea: @ilanawaters Exactly. I totally agree. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:38 am

@delzey: @ixtumea former educator, current parent, bookseller, and writer #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:38 am

@lambertn: @mm_socks Love that book. And Vonnegut. He was all I read my Jr. yr of HS. #kidlitchat

August 8, 2012, 1:38 am

@coachhays64: @linda_johns The Power of the Bookmark List. Always there working; silently recommending the next book. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:39 am

@ixtumea: @delzey I'm still in the system. So I see what's out there now. I pulled son from the school that didn't address him. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:39 am

@ilanawaters: @matt_janacone @ixtumea Well, I admit John Lithgow can do whatever he wants out of sheer awesomeness. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:39 am

@LynneKelly: @literaticat Summer reading lists & how you got book recs as a kid. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:40 am

@delzey: curious to folks down under: does australia still have its near 100% literacy rate, & is there required reading for kids? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:40 am

@ixtumea: @delzey I'm also a published author, reviewer. I volunteer in local libraries. I see what's there and I also say things 2. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:40 am

@RosanneParry: My kids LOVE getting their Oregon Battle of the Books list in the summer. But its a game not an assignment. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:41 am

@matt_janacone: I wonder if Carl Hiaasen will write a picture book? He's my favorite author. #kidlitchat

August 8, 2012, 1:41 am

@lambertn: I was a reluctant reader. The books that spoke to me are the ones that the adults told me were "too hard" for me. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:41 am

@ixtumea: I just remember how son's last school frowned on graphic novels as not 'real' books. Let me tell you, letting him read what he #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:41 am

@gregpincus: At what age do you see kids get most of the reco's from peers rather than gatekeepers? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:41 am

@ixtumea: wanted to read helped him develop a love of reading now. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:42 am

@ixtumea: RT @lambertn: I was a reluctant reader. The books that spoke to me are the ones that the adults told me were "too hard" for me. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:42 am

@delzey: ditto @lambertn I was a reluctant reader. The books that spoke to me are the ones that the adults told me were "too hard" for me #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:42 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus I'd say it depends. It can be 3rd grade or in middle school. Each child is different. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:43 am

@lambertn: @ixtumea :-( GN are Ah-Mazing! They are hard to read too! So much to interpret. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:43 am

@matt_janacone: @lambertn Hi, Nancy! I was a reluctant reader, too, but I liked Encyclopedia Brown. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:43 am

@ixtumea: @literaticat Love to hear your take on the #kidlitchat topic tonight
August 8, 2012, 1:44 am

@delzey: @gregpincus not so much an age, but when a series catches fire: harry potter, bone, hunger games... #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:44 am

@lambertn: @matt_janacone The Secret Garden. One day the librarian was absent. Read it. 1st time I saw the movie in my mind. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:44 am

@BarbaraMalley: I teach art & comic bk making classes @ my local library. JrHS kids tell me they dont read much so I give them comics. Thoughts? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:45 am

@ixtumea: My son was a reluctant reader. Didn't help that the only 'choices' to read at previous school didn't appeal to him. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:45 am

@matt_janacone: I'm a huge fan of Carl Hiaasen mid-grade novels. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:45 am

@lambertn: I was always in the lowest reading group. I didn't read at all until the end of 2nd grade. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:45 am

@RosanneParry: @gregpincus whenever they start using social networks or find reading

friends with similar taste. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:45 am

@literaticat: @ixtumea I'm not really sure I have anything to say. :-) I had zero problem finding books as a kid. And I don't have kids. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:46 am

@mm_socks: Undiagnosed dyslexia growing up didn't let me enjoy books on summer reading lists #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:46 am

@lambertn: @BarbaraMalley Love it! GN are appealing, engaging, & allow reader to ultilize pics to understand text. Keep it up! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:46 am

@matt_janacone: I just wonder if Hiaasen will try picture books. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:46 am

@ixtumea: I'm still remember publishers at ALA08 that put together a couple bags for son. He was so excited. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:46 am

@mm_socks: Finally have it somewhat under control so I'm playing catch up #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:47 am

@ixtumea: @literaticat But from your experience working in a bookstore? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:47 am

@linda_johns: @gregpincus I think 4th grade up for sure (peer suggestions) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:47 am

@ycwrite: #kidlitchat Never liked the classics as a kid. Parents and educators should be open to kids reading bks that don't fit some mold.
August 8, 2012, 1:48 am

@StanleyFinnigan: I help my students find a genre or an author that they love to get them interested. Sometimes just takes the right book. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:48 am

@ilanawaters: @BarbaraMalley I think it's great. Used to read comics to a kid I babysat. Was surprised at the complexity of plot and language! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:48 am

@LindaJoySinglet: #kidlitchat - hi, a little late.
August 8, 2012, 1:49 am

@FeedMyNeedL: RT @ycwrite: #kidlitchat Never liked the classics as a kid. Parents and educators should be open to kids reading bks that don't fit some mold.
August 8, 2012, 1:49 am

@TypeACreative1: @TypeACreative1:I lived for Scholastic flyers in school & was so excited each month the box came in! Spent all my allowance. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:49 am

@ixtumea: @ycwrite That was me too. Even today I refuse to read any book from Tolkien. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:49 am

@matt_janacone: Books are magic doors! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:49 am

@StanleyFinnigan: I also have 20 minutes of independent and 20 minutes of read-aloud every day with my students. Have to fit it in the sched. #kidlitchat

August 8, 2012, 1:49 am

@mm_socks: RT @matt_janacone: Books are magic doors! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:50 am

@coachhays64: @lambertn Same here. Everyone thought there was something seriously wrong with me. Just a slow starter & still a slower reader. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:50 am

@delzey: best summer ever: when i discovered the oversized, collected LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND. so large in so many ways, i lived in it #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:50 am

@LindaJoySinglet: @TypeACreative1 #kidlitchat I loved Scholastic flyers, too.
August 8, 2012, 1:50 am

@lambertn: @matt_janacone Here here! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:50 am

@StanleyFinnigan: And whatevr read-aloud bk I read is chosen as a class from a list of 5 books. I do a "book talk" and they vote. #kidlitchat let them choose!
August 8, 2012, 1:51 am

@JaniceLeagra: @ycwrite The first Dickens book I read was a graphic version & from then I was hooked. And that was eons ago. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:51 am

@lambertn: @StanleyFinnigan I do that with read alouds in the library! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:52 am

@ilanawaters: @TypeACreative1 OMG--I remember poring over Scholastic too!

#kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:52 am

@literaticat: @ixtumea well in the bookstore... people ask the bookseller! lol #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:53 am

@JaniceLeagra: There's a comic book version of Northanger Abbey. Graphic novel versions of classics could be a good hook for reluctant readers. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:53 am

@linda_johns: @ixtumea I just wrote an article for msn about comics making bigger brains. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:53 am

@coachhays64: @StanleyFinnigan How do you & your kids handle getting started on the 20 min. of independent without wasting 5 or so dallying? #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:53 am

@LindaJoySinglet: RT @linda_johns: @ixtumea I just wrote an article for msn about comics making bigger brains. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:54 am

@gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book they've chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:54 am

@thereadingzone: RT @gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book theyve chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:54 am

@delzey: @linda_johns actually bigger brains?!! holy cranium expansion, batman! #kidlitchat

August 8, 2012, 1:55 am

@mm_socks: RT @gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book they've chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:55 am

@LynneKelly: RT @gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book they've chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:55 am

@samhager: As a kid I cared about what people I loved read. As a teacher, kids love the books I read because I'm excited about them #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:55 am

@delzey: RT @gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book theyve chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:56 am

@ilanawaters: @MLConklin @herodfel Wait, me? What did I do? I've been @ #kidlitchat!
August 8, 2012, 1:56 am

@StanleyFinnigan: @coachhays64 I set that routine with my 4th graders on day one and enforce it. It's a relaxing time for them to spread around #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:56 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus Just read, baby! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:57 am

@ilanawaters: @JaniceLeagra That is so awesome, I'm embarrassed for not thinking of it myself. #comicbookclassics #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:57 am

@StanleyFinnigan: @lambertn Nice! Book talks are a great way to make sure a lot of kids enjoy. Also, I have them 1-5 rate at the end of a read #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:57 am

@gregpincus: @kidsilkhaze I have been googling for it. It was from a Scholastic reading survey in the last few years. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:57 am

@StanleyFinnigan: @lambertn That way I know if it's a good book to maybe think about for next year! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:57 am

@StanleyFinnigan: @coachhays64 the room and enjoy their quiet time to read. Our school has accelerated reader, so they take informal quizzes. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:58 am

@StanleyFinnigan: @coachhays64 Lets me know they're actually reading, and they like earning the points! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:58 am

@coachhays64: @StanleyFinnigan Cool. Kids love the disciplined routine and the relaxing atmosphere. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 1:59 am

@JennyEMaloney: @hollycupala And that's the way to do it! Read everything. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:00 am

@Peter_Gutierrez: RT @gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book they've chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:01 am

@linda_johns: @delzey A quote from a kid: "... works your brain harder and you have more literallys." #kidlitchat #comics
August 8, 2012, 2:01 am

@ycwrite: #kidlitchat Husband's a reluctant reader, but recently devoured a short story by Junot Diaz. Made me realize we have adults to work on, too!
August 8, 2012, 2:02 am

@StanleyFinnigan: @coachhays64 Yep! I play light music too. Oh, and not the old fartsy music. Try The Whites Boy Alive on Pandora ;) haha #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:03 am

@ilanawaters: Sigh...my time is up tweeps. This was an AWESOME discussion! Thank you, hosts, for making it! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:03 am

@english_musings: RT @thereadingzone @gregpincus: Stats show a kid hugely more likely finish a book theyve chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:04 am

@lambertn: Thank you guys for such a great chat! My time is up as well! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:04 am

@gregpincus: "Nine out of 10 children say they are more likely to finish books they choose themselves." - http://t.co/iplIcOsv (2010 report) #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:04 am

@PBWorkshop: @ChloeKillen I'll give you US EDTimes: #kidlitchat Tues 9:00pm, #MGLitchat Thursdays 9:00pm. Also #kidlitart is a chat on Thursdays, 9:00pm
August 8, 2012, 2:06 am

@ycwrite: #kidlitchat Husband's a reluctant reader. Recently, devoured a short story by Junot Diaz. Made me realize we have adults to work on, too!

August 8, 2012, 2:06 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus Thanks for the link, Greg. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:07 am

@BrisWritersFest: 'Word Play' for young readers, writers and illustrators in grades 4-12. 5-9 September. http://t.co/A1AOMqxY #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:08 am

@liv2lrn: RT @gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book they've chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:10 am

@gregpincus: Thanks, all, for hanging out during #kidlitchat. Bonnie will be back next week, and we'll see you then!
August 8, 2012, 2:11 am

@aaqld: RT @BrisWritersFest: 'Word Play' for young readers, writers and illustrators in grades 4-12. 5-9 September. http://t.co/A1AOMqxY #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 2:11 am

@StanleyFinnigan: #kidlitchat rocked. Glad to be a part of it! Follow me...I love new friends! -Dan Cuoco, author of Stanley Finnigan
August 8, 2012, 2:25 am

@TheTrashyNovel: Inbetween #Writestuff and #KidLitChat, it looks like all you twitter fiends are digging up some cool literature today.
August 8, 2012, 2:37 am

@ixtumea: TweetDeck froze on me durin #kidlitchat Great discussion tonight.
August 8, 2012, 2:39 am

@MLConklin: #WriteOnCon totally stole me from #kidlitchat tonight.
August 8, 2012, 2:39 am

@Courtney1775: #kidlitchat Truly, I liked most of the books we've read at school so far, many of them being things I would have never picked up on my own.
August 8, 2012, 3:23 am

@BookGirlProblem: It's awesome that #kidlitchat is trending! If I wouldn't have started reading as a kid, this account wouldn't be possible! #BookGirlProblems
August 8, 2012, 3:29 am

@Courtney1775: #kidlitchat I wish I had access to the classics as an elementary schooler rather than the dumbed-down "Leveled Readers" they gave everyone.
August 8, 2012, 3:30 am

@kellyallanwrite: Is anyone writing YA paranormal anymore, or is it dead? #indiechat #writestuff #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 3:58 am

@FeedMyNeedL: God, after making all of the necessary corrections for Angel Diaries for the print version, I'm off to bed. Great chat, guys! #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 4:04 am

@SchoolMediaMom: RT @gregpincus: Stats show a kid is hugely more likely to finish a book they've chosen vs. one assigned. Choice rocks. #kidlitchat
August 8, 2012, 12:07 pm

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