Children’s Literacy & Reading News Roundup – mid-January Edition

Family Bookshelf hosts the mid-January 2013roundup of literacy news, children’s literacy events, and reading ideas hosted at Jen Robinson’s Book Page. The roundups are a syndicated collection of reading-related material which is co-authored by Terry Doherty at Family Bookshelf, Jen Robinson of Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Carol Rasco who blogs at Quietly. Read more

Mother’s Day Monday, Children’s Book Week & American Girl

The Family Bookshelf, part of the Reading Tub family of literacy initiatives, is giving away American Girl books as part of the company’s Read-a-palooza initiative. Submit a post about reading with girls to win. Read more

Reaching a Reader: Guest Post by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Today’s Share a Story. Today’s topic is A Reader’s Universe. All day we will be exploring the different ways we read. Sarah Stevenson’s Reach a Reader project is just that kind of effort: a way to connect kids with books and get books to kids. I was so thrilled when Sarah said “yes” to participating in Share a Story … and as you’ll see, Sarah is pretty excited about sharing the story of how Reach a Reader began. Sharing the Story Behind Reach a Reader by Sarah Jamila Stevenson On a fundamental level, the appeal of reading—the love of books—is something that transcends format and aims straight for the heart of the human love for story. When I see book … Read more