Book Review: 14 Cows for America

Ten years ago today. We all know where we were that morning … that afternoon … and likely in the days that followed. Not once in those  3,652  days have I forgotten. There isn’t a time that I hear the words “New York City” and not remember the World Trade Center from April 2004 when we Bill and I shared a celebratory dinner at Windows on the World … and on the morning of September 11, 2001 when he called to tell me to turn on the television. Today is a day of reflection. For remembrance, for gratitude, for hope. In her book 14 Cows for America, Carmen Agra Deedy has captured those ideas. For that reason, I am re-publishing … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – mid-July 2011

Where to start with the greetings … happy Friday, happy Summer, happy gummie worm day! Hope you’re enjoying Air Conditioning Appreciation Days (lasts til 8/15), too. Welcome to the mid-July Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and Rasco from RIF. Over the month of June, Jen Robinson, Carol Rasco, and I have collected content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and suggestions for growing bookworms.   Literacy & Reading-Related Events For the first Friday in July (just before taking a summer blogging break) Jama Rattigan posted her late-June interview with Lee Bennett Hopkins. It is a lovely interview, and while you may know about all … Read more

Friday Blurb: an Impromptu Poetry Friday Post

Poetry Friday is the Kidlitosphere’s way of celebrating poetry. This Friday is the lead-in to National Poetry month, where there will be lots of new poems for kids by some of our most loved poets. Read more