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 content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; and grants, sponsorships & donations. There's plenty of news to share, especially since we didn't have a round-up last weekend (Terry and I were both busy attending KidLitCon).
I must admit that this item especially caught my eye: "Twitter co-Founder Biz Stone recently announced that Twitter has partnered with Room to Read in an effort to promote literacy and reading. Essentially, this is a wine auction, where for every case of wine sold, @roomtoread will “be able to supply about 60 local language children’s books to educate the 300 million kids around the world who can’t read.” To learn more, read the announcement on the Sox First blog." I love it when my somewhat limited interests intersect, and when people use creative programs to support literacy.
Also not to be missed this week is a priceless photo of "Puppy Longstocking". You'll have to click through to The Reading Tub to see. Terry also shares the lovely banner that Wrapped in Foil made for this week's Nonfiction Monday round-up.
I have some additional links about encouraging young readers at Booklights today. For example, Donalyn Miller has a great post about encouraging boy readers, complete with recommended books. I hope that you'll check those out, too. Thanks for reading!