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

Let us be the first to wish you a happy Autumn! It’s a great time for grabbing a book (and maybe an apple cider!) and enjoying those crisp days reading together! But I digress … Welcome to the mid-September 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 last few weeks, 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 (with special thanks to Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook, for sending us several links). There is a ton of great stuff going on out there. Literacy & Reading-Related … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – August in Review

Welcome new readers, subscribers, and followers! As a literacy passionista, you know there is a lot of information about reading, books, and literacy in the blogosphere. Together, Jen Robinson @ Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Carol Rasco @ Rasco from RIF, and I pull together some of the cool / new / interesting content and publish a children’s literacy and reading news round-up twice a month. Jen and I split the early-to-mid-month edition, and RIF President Carol Rasco does a lovely wrap-up and look ahead. If March enters like a lion and goes out like a lamb, what can we say about August? As Carol notes in her opening, it has been quite a month here on the Eastern seaboard. And … Read more

Tuesday Blurb: Books and Blogs and Cons, Oh My!

In the kidlitosphere, fall means fun … and lots of it! So let’s not waste time … The Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (Cybils) are coming! and we’re inviting you to join the party.  Yesterday Cybils founder Anne Levy opened the  call for judges for the 2011 Cybils. If you are a person who blogs about cildren’s and young adult books – and by extension loves to read – then please do think about applying to be a panelist for round 1 or round 2 of judging for this year. The deadline to apply as a panelist is Sept. 15, 2011. You can find more details about being a panelist here. If you’ve not been part of the process before, I heartily … Read more