Easy Readers and More: I Can Read MEME for April

Welcome to the April celebration dedicated to emerging and developing readers! This month we are hosting the I Can Read Feast for New Readers here at Family Bookshelf. For the next three days we will be talking about easy reader and short chapter books. In the days to come, stop back by to find book reviews for easy reader, short and illustrated chapter books, as well as tips and ideas for nurturing the developing bookworms.   I’m going to kick us off with a little bit different idea: using a bilingual picture book as an easy reader. If you’ve got reviews of picture books that can double in this category or a review of a traditional easy reader, be sure … Read more

Readers Rejoice: CYBILS Winners Announced

Happy Valentine’s Day … okay. Now that the formality is out of the way, let’s party … CYBILS style!! This morning over on the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards (CYBILs) Website, Anne announced the 2011-2012 winners. Two rounds of passionate readers (aka panelists) winnowed the nominations list from 1,289 books to 12 winners. From Book Apps to poetry and elementary to young adult readers  we’ve got all the winners here. I do want to point out that the CYBILS is a pioneer, as it is the first to include Book Apps as an awards category! It is always a great experience to be part of the process … and this year, to have a chance to be part … Read more

A Feast for New Readers: The I Can Read Gathering for January 2012

Welcome to the January 2012 meme dedicated to celebrating new readers (Kindergarten through second grade). You’ll find reviews of Easy Readers and short chapter books, and ideas to help them, too. Read more