Children’s Literacy and Reading News Round-Up: March 1

Welcome to the weekly collation of news, information, and ideas related to raising readers. It offers parents, educators, and community leaders ideas, statistics, and news with ways to help kids learn to read in the 21st century. Read more

Book Review: The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses

One of my favorite parts of Book Expo America – aside from the fun of hanging out with fellow bookies – is the chance to chat with authors. When I can get a ticket for a fan favorite and picking up a popular book, I squee! like everyone else. But the REAL rush is in finding new authors and undiscovered gems. Like many of us, I stood in line Sunday morning so that Barbara Esham could sign a copy of her book Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets. This children’s picture book is part of the Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series. When I looked closer, I saw that the publisher, Mainstream Connections, is in Perry Hall, Maryland. … Read more

Reading Ahead – August

Welcome to our roundup of new arrivals that have cover appeal! Every two months, we publish this list of books that at first glance look like they could hook kids on reading. This edition is a little different because I did a post-Book Expo America list, so we there are two lists for June/July.  Some of these are brand new books, some of them are just new to us. As crazy as it may sound, we are turning away requests to donate books. We have received nearly400 books so far this year, and we want to keep a “steady pace” of processing them (cataloging, reading, reviewing, placing with a reader in need). This month we’ll be placing more than 100 … Read more