Reading News & Children’s Literacy Roundup – Mid-August 2012

The Family Bookshelf hosts the mid-August roundup of literacy news, children’s literacy events, and reading ideas. This is a syndicated collection of reading-related material which is co-authored with Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Carol Rasco’s Quietly. Read more

Fanfare for a New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome 2012!! There is no better way to wake up on January 1 than to know that fellow kidlit bookworms are checking out all of the CYBILS short lists. Really. Is there ANYTHING more exciting than the prospect of new books to read? Dear Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Judges, We have spent the fall talking about books in our category and narrowing the choices to finalists.  I am happy to report that the panelists did NOT make it easy for you. But that’s their job, right? This year we have four Easy Reader finalists and five Early Chapter Books on the short list.  So without further ado, I present you their thoughts on the books … Read more

Tools for Reading and Literacy – October 2011

For a multitude of reasons, the Reading Tools Roundup has shifted to periodic publication rather than a monthly column. I will stick with this schedule for the foreseeable future. Welcome to the October edition of the Tools for Reading and Literacy. This is a periodic annex to the Literacy and Reading News Roundup, a collaborative effort  with Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson’s Book Page), Carol Rasco (Rasco from RIF), and me. I couldn’t do this Tools Roundup without the significant contributions – and incredible research skills – of Susan Stephenson of The Book Chook blog! In each issue you will find links to articles, websites, and online tools that facilitate the processes of reading and learning. Whether the information is recently … Read more