Reading News & Children’s Literacy Roundup – Mid-May

Terry Doherty of the Family Bookshelf adds to the mid-April roundup of literacy news hosted at Jen Robinson’s Book Page. This is a syndicated collection of reading-related material which is produced with Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Carol Rasco’s Quietly. Read more

Picture Books to Young Adult:

Welcome to the March edition of Bookmarks, our monthly shortlist of mini book reviews. We have had a TON of picture book reviews come in from families. I am still uploading the cache to the Reading Tub website, but you can see what we’ve added so far on our 2012 Books We’ve Read Page. Book reviews on the Reading Tub website will have the requisite link. Each Bookmark has basic info and an original blurb / overview. You’ll meet the key players, we’ll add our reader reaction, and then we’ll ask the author and/or illustrator a question or two. Noteworthy March Bookmarks Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Talewritten by Fawzia Gilani-Williams illustrated by Proiti Roy Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, 2010 preschool … Read more

Celebrate the Culture of Reading: Read Widely

In celebration of today’s theme about books being a passport to other worlds, I am reprising the panel discussion that I did with Tanita Davis, of Fiction Instead of Lies and Finding Wonderland; Hannah Ehrlich of Lee & Low Books; and Mitali Perkins, who writes at Mitali’s Fire Escape. The introduction is updated, but the conversation is untouched. Long-time followers of Scrub-a-Dub-Tub (now Family Bookshelf) know that Mitali Perkins had me with “mirrors and windows.” For those of you who weren’t around then, first, let me welcome you! We’re glad you’re here and hope you jump into the discussion. OK. In her presentation at the Children’s Authors Breakfast at BookExpo America 2010, Mitali talked about literature being windows and mirrors and drew on her own experiences as a … Read more