Book Buddies: Summer Reading Possibilities

Many of us are familiar with book buddies, buddy-reading programs that are in many of our schools. For whatever reason, I have looked at book buddies as more of a “school thing.” But they aren’t! Book Buddies can be a great tool for summer, too. Whether it is siblings reading with one another, a reading play date, or even a neighbor’s child interested in spending a little time with younger kids … book buddies can help ward off the Summer Slide. As we continue through the summer, I will be pulling a number of posts I wrote for the Big Universe Learning blog to add to the Family Bookshelf. Here is the next post in our summer series. Book Buddies: … 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