The Sky’s the Limit: Far Out!

Y’all know how much I love Anastasia Suen and all she does for reading and literacy … so I’m happy to help spread the word about her Space Day Giveaway. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and Children’s Book Week, I’ll give a FREE Virtual Visit to one class on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. We’ll read my book, Man on the Moon. Email Anastasia to enter your class in the drawing. Anastasia will draw the winner’s name on Space Day, May 1! Am I the only person who remembers when “far out” was da bomb?

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 27 April

Welcome to the children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog.  This week’s edition includes events for reading and literacy as well as ideas and posts about raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; grants & donations; and a bunch of new resources. There are some great new blogs coming online. Events Jen, a Red Sox fan, wasn’t able to resist this article from Everybody Wins! about the Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids program. Among other efforts, “Kevin Youkilis “Hits For Kids”, has also forged a partnership with the New England Mobile Book Fair®, establishing Youk’s Kids Reading Group-a program aimed at furthering the important values of reading and … Read more

Nonfiction Monday Roundup

Welcome to Nonfiction Monday! We’d love to hear about your review of a nonfiction book for children. Nonfiction books for children can be lots of fun. They offer stories that can engage kids as  readers. We look forward to collecting some recent reads here.  Please leave a comment or add your book in Mr. Linky. 10 AM update: There is definitely a theme building … hint: bats are cracking in ballparks everywhere. 7: PM update: Abby T Librarian is warming up her pitching arm for next week. Check out her mini-roundup of some recent reads, from Matthew Henson to Darwin. Audience: 4 to 8 Bees, Snails and Peacock Tails: Patterns and Shapes … Naturally by Betsy Franko, illustrated by Steve … Read more