Children’s Literacy & Reading News Roundup – Mid April

Hugs, prayers, and positive thoughts. We could all use a little more of those right now! Carrie Jones wrote an incredibly powerful post about the after-events of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. I found it via Jen’s post on Facebook. If you are trying to help children cope with tragedy, here is a list of resources that might help. [via School Library Journal’s Extra Helping] __________________ Welcome to the mid-April edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup.  Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and Quietly share in publishing this twice-monthly collection. Children’s Literacy & Reading-Related Events National Poetry Month is still going gangbusters! There are lots of activities. One of our favorites is 30 Poets 30 Days at Gottabook, … Read more

Children’s Literacy & Reading News – President’s Day edition

Have you stopped by Jen Robinson’s Book Page to see the mid-February edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup? Wow! For such a short month February is chock full of great stuff for book lovers and bookworms to be! Check it out now on Jen Robinson’s Book Page. It looks like we have plenty to keep that children’s literacy mojo going well into March, too. We’ll kick off the month on March 1 with NEA’s Read Across America Day. It’s an annual event to promote reading that also coincides with Theodor Geisel’s birthday.  Then, on Monday, March 4 we’ll kick off Reading: The First Five Years for this year’s Share a Story – Shape a Future children’s literacy blog … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – January in review

Y gad! I need a proofreader. Thanks Susan Stephenson … The end-of-October JANUARY! edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Family Bookshelf, and Quietly is now available at Carol’s blog Quietly. “January as always has been a month of great anticipation and excitement…” That just about sums up the month, don’t you think? From the just-announced  ALA Youth Media Awards to the yet-to-come School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books and CYBILS, the joy of all things reading just keeps on keeping on. Literacy and Reading News In the Literacy & Reading Programs and Research section, Carol highlights several articles about reading with children. The idea of adding “Omega 3″ supplements was interesting, and I’m sure will be open … Read more