Literacy this Week: The Share a Story Blog Tour, Year 4

Four years? Can it really be? Wow! What started as a random idea in 2009 as an “excuse” to bring together librarians, teachers, parents, authors, and passionistas to chat about literacy and books has become an annual literacy blog tour. As you know from the end-of-the-month literacy roundups at Rasco from RIF, Jen Robinson’s Book Page, and our own Family Bookshelf, March pretty much boils down to two “Bs”: books and basketball. [Well, it’s three things for Jen … spring training for her beloved Boston Red Sox.] We went into the weekend celebrating Dr. Seuss‘ birthday, and arrived today with the kickoff of Share a Story – Shape a Future, our annual literacy blog tour. If you haven’t been by … Read more

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

Friday Blurb: Congratulations to MrsP.com Famous Writers

MrsP.com announces the winners of its Be a Famous Writer contest. Four young authors will have their stories turned into videos, memorialized at MrsP.com, and turned into iTunes downloads. Read more