Literacy this Week: The Share a Story Blog Tour, Year 4

Four years? Can it really be? Wow! What started as a random idea in 2009 as an “excuse” to bring together librarians, teachers, parents, authors, and passionistas to chat about literacy and books has become an annual literacy blog tour. As you know from the end-of-the-month literacy roundups at Rasco from RIF, Jen Robinson’s Book Page, and our own Family Bookshelf, March pretty much boils down to two “Bs”: books and basketball. [Well, it’s three things for Jen … spring training for her beloved Boston Red Sox.] We went into the weekend celebrating Dr. Seuss‘ birthday, and arrived today with the kickoff of Share a Story – Shape a Future, our annual literacy blog tour. If you haven’t been by … Read more

Reading News & Children’s Literacy Roundup – MLK Holiday Edition

Welcome to the I Have a Dream edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and Rasco from RIF. It will come of no surprise to any of you that Carol, Jen, and Terry share one dream: that every child have (at least) one book to call their own and to be successful, happy readers. So that we can pay forward our dream, we browse the “interwebs” (as our friend Abby the Librarian calls them) to collect content about literacy

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

As you HOPEFULLY have seen, Jen Robinson is hosting the mid-October Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup! This twice-monthly shapshot of all things literacy is brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Rasco from RIF, and me. Oy vey! My blogging partners are going to fire me if I don’t get my act together … and as excuses go, I think the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards is a pretty good one. We had a flurry of new nominees late  last week  just before the  nomination period on Saturday. I am thrilled to report that my Easy Reader / Early Chapter Book panel is now settling in to read 35 Easy Readers and 38 Early Chapter books … … Read more