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. I've been traveling for most of the past week, but Terry Doherty has stepped up to the plate, and has tons of news about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; and grants, sponsorships & donations.
Sorry that my blog and Twitter account and Facebook page have been so sparse for the past few days. I find when I'm traveling I can barely even keeep up with email. But I should be back up to speed by the end of this week. Meanwhile, please check out the new literacy news from Terry. I'm looking forward to digging in and reading the whole thing when I have a bit more time.
I do have a new post up today at Booklights, the second post in my new series on Tips for Growing Bookworms. This week's tip is about reading the books that your children read. This is a tip that I learned from the first-hand experiences of friends, and have also found to work well with my young friends and nieces. Of course I know that many of my blog readers are avid fans of children's literature anyway, so this will be something that you're already doing. But I hope that you enjoy the post anyway.
Or, if you're more interested in author interviews, the Winter Blog Blast Tour starts today. Colleen Mondor has the full WBBT schedule at Chasing Ray. The WBBT is a coordinated series of interviews, across a group of children's and young adult book blogs. Unlike a typical "blog tour", in which one author visits a series of blogs, the WBBT participants work with a carefully selected range of authors, to provide a diverse reading experience with something for everyone.