This week’s children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, is now available at the Reading Tub. This week Terry Doherty and I have collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; and grants, sponsorships & donations.
Although the literacy front has been relatively quiet these past couple of weeks, we still have plenty of event news, from the National Book Festival to International Literacy Day to a Give a Book, Get Baseball Tickets promotion by the Pawtucket Red Sox (you had to know that I wouldn't leave that one out!). We've also identified some good news (online mad libs!) and bad news (a library without books) on the 21st century literacies front. But Terry has the whole scoop at The Reading Tub.
In case that's not enough literacy news for you, I also have an installment of my occasional Literacy 'Lights from the Kidlitosphere feature available today at Booklights. There's no overlap with the literacy roundup at Terry's - we've started pulling most of the "raising reader" news (especially any tips for parents) and saving it for Booklights instead. Today, I have links about everything from getting boys into reading through nonfiction to taking care not to pop "the reading bubble" for your kids. I hope you'll check it out.
Wishing you all a book-filled week!