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

Where to start with the greetings … happy Friday, happy Summer, happy gummie worm day! Hope you’re enjoying Air Conditioning Appreciation Days (lasts til 8/15), too. Welcome to the mid-July 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 month of June, 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.   Literacy & Reading-Related Events For the first Friday in July (just before taking a summer blogging break) Jama Rattigan posted her late-June interview with Lee Bennett Hopkins. It is a lovely interview, and while you may know about all … Read more

Poetry Friday: Mother’s Day Weekend Edition

Welcome to Poetry Friday, y’all. We are happy to be hosting here on the Family Bookshelf!! It has been a full day around the blogosphere this Poetry Friday, with tributes and celebrations of all sorts. As Diane Mayr says at Random Noodling … I like to look through a book of poetry and have my eyes alight on a poem that screams, “Stop! This is the one!” What’s the poem that “screamed to me” and in which she sees herself? “Please, Not All at Once” by Jack Myers Read Diane’s full post  at Random Noodling. Based on the comments at A Year of Reading, “875” by Emily Dickinson is one of those “stop” poems, too. Check out Mary Lee’s post … Read more