Get Ready for Summer Reading: A Booklights Reprise

Yes, Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer are almost here. Some of us are just wrapping up a school year, several (many) have weeks yet to go. Still, the holiday gets us in a summer mood, so I thought I’d pull up a post from the Booklights archives. We’re  a few days ahead of that “but now it’s June” remark in the opening, but here in the East if FEELS like June, so we’re going to roll with it. Bookworm Basics: Summer Reading originally published on Booklights 2 June 2010 Toward the end of April, the “summer reading” whispers started. But now it’s June and school is out or almost over, so today I’m shifting gears and thinking … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – Early May 2011

Welcome to the early/mid-May edition of the children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, and Rasco from RIF is now available at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub. Over the past couple of weeks Jen Robinson and Carol Rasco have collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events, programs, and research. With all the hubbub around here, I am going to pass on a mid-month roundup, but Carol Rasco will be back later this month with some reflections for these past 30-odd days and a look forward to next month. As Jen mentioned, we still are in the midst of ‘technical difficulties’ and Book(re)Marks is not yet up and going … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – Mid-April 2011

Welcome to the mid-April edition of the children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, and Rasco from RIF is now available at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub. Over the past couple of weeks Jen Robinson, Carol Rasco, and I have collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events, programs, and research. Susan Stephenson (The Book Chook) sent me some cool links from Down Under that are included, and Carol Rasco will be back later this month with some reflections for these past 30-odd days and a look forward to next month. To start us off, I’d like to share an excerpt of a Press Release I received from Reach … Read more