Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – August in Review

Welcome new readers, subscribers, and followers! As a literacy passionista, you know there is a lot of information about reading, books, and literacy in the blogosphere. Together, Jen Robinson @ Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Carol Rasco @ Rasco from RIF, and I pull together some of the cool / new / interesting content and publish a children’s literacy and reading news round-up twice a month. Jen and I split the early-to-mid-month edition, and RIF President Carol Rasco does a lovely wrap-up and look ahead. If March enters like a lion and goes out like a lamb, what can we say about August? As Carol notes in her opening, it has been quite a month here on the Eastern seaboard. And … Read more

Tuesday Blurb: Books and Blogs and Cons, Oh My!

In the kidlitosphere, fall means fun … and lots of it! So let’s not waste time … The Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (Cybils) are coming! and we’re inviting you to join the party.  Yesterday Cybils founder Anne Levy opened the  call for judges for the 2011 Cybils. If you are a person who blogs about cildren’s and young adult books – and by extension loves to read – then please do think about applying to be a panelist for round 1 or round 2 of judging for this year. The deadline to apply as a panelist is Sept. 15, 2011. You can find more details about being a panelist here. If you’ve not been part of the process before, I heartily … Read more

Friday Blurb: It’s All About Irene

This in from Sylvan Dell Publishing: I just wanted you all to know that we will be offering Ready, Set…WAIT! free on our website for the next few days to help parents and educators teach children about hurricanes. Ready, Set…WAIT! deals with what costal animals do before a storm hits. Of course, it has our free educational section in the back and tons of teaching activities, quizzes, and related websites on book’s homepage. Read the book online in English or Spanish or listen to an audio of the story, too! We do love Sylvan Dell!