A Busy Monday

I’m not always very good at writing little  mini-posts, but I’m going to give it a try (and it’s a *productive* excuse for not doing what I should be doing). So here are some newsy items from my jog around the kidlitosphere this morning … Tina Nichols is hosting Nonfiction Monday at Tales from the Rushmore Kid. You’ve got to see the image she created to celebrate the event. Very nice. 100 Scope Notes has just published On Hold @ the Library, a great little window into the books kids really want to read.  You’ll get a look across four school libraries – about as good a data set as you can find. Although some folks have finished their Library  … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 30 March

Welcome to this week’s edition of children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. There were a couple of new studies released this past week, and the emphasis in literacy research continues to focus on multimedia reading and learning environments. It’s also nice to see the collections of practical ideas on ways to incorporate reading (and writing) into our day … all reinforcing that learning happens early and beyond our schools’ walls. Events This isn’t really an event, but it is very important. Periodically over the last few months, bloggers have talked about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which mandates that all children’s products be tested … Read more

The Library Lovin’ Challenge – HURRY

For the past few days, I have been following (and commenting on) the bloggers who are participating in the Library Lovin’ Challenge.  Jennifer R. Hubbard started this very worthwhile event. Bloggers commit to raising money for a favorite library or library charity. When you visit AND COMMENT on their site, your help raise just a little bit more money to a worthy library. Each blogger sets their own donation limits, but every little bit helps! Don’t know who’s participating? Well, then head over to Fuse #8, because Betsy Bird has a list of the bloggers participating. As Betsy says … Bloggers are some of the most selfless people I know.  They’re constantly doing good work, contributing to goodly causes, and … Read more