Mark Your Calendar: Books for New Readers is Coming

As I was cleaning out the reader and inbox yesterday, I came away with the idea that folks want to talk about the books they’ve been reading. There is renewed interest and energy for long-time MEMEs like the Saturday Review of Books, Poetry Friday, and Nonfiction Monday and there are some new ones, too. For example, Charlotte just started a weekly Roundup of Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy, in part, because it’s not always easy to isolate these books from the more general roundups. So where is the MEME that shares ideas on easy readers and illustrated chapter books? Well, I’m glad you asked.  Announcing … Monthly Review of Books for New Readers a monthly meme (like the alliteration?) … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 23 November

Update: Trying to fix image problem. Welcome to the weekly feast (sorry, couldn’t resist) of news, analysis, and ideas for raising readers. This week’s children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, is now available here. As we head to the holidays, both Jen and I noticed a slowdown in items for the roundups . Still, we have plenty of content on literacy and reading-related events; information on literacy and reading programs and research; and grant, sponsorship, or donation news. We don’t have any discussions about 21st century literacies today. Just in case you don’t make it to the end of the Roundup … we’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving, … Read more

Administrivia: Friday Cleaning

After taking a much needed “me” day yesterday, I’m spending today doing a little house cleaning. I have turned off the De.lic.ious feeds that post the daily links. They don’t add much and with content from four bookmark sets, it seems smarter to let the widget do the talking. Friday always makes it a happy way to end the week. Head over to Julie Larios’ The Drift Record for today’s roundup! The plucky turkey edition of the Childrens Literacy and Reading News Roundup will be here on Monday. See you then!