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Children's Literacy and Reading News Round-Up: December 7

Jpg_book008 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.

Terry_readingtubfinal_1Terry added a special section to this week's round-up, in light of the holiday season: Literacy and Book-centric Holiday Events / Activities. For example, she links to a Choice Literacy piece on gifts fo literacy geeks. I also found it interesting this week that there were two apparently unrelated studies about the literacy benefits of 21st century activities (writing blogs/social networking for kids, and videos / online technology in the classroom).

Booklights I have a new post up at Booklights today. Tip #4 of my Tips for Growing Bookworms series turns out to be quite timely as the holiday shopping season heats up. It's about making sure that kids have books of their own. I've included links to a variety of book-giving suggestions from around the Kidlitosphere. I hope that you'll check it out. I didn't have a chance to do my usual Kidlitosphere Afternoon Visits post this weekend (I focused on writing some reviews instead), but I hope to get to that within the next few days. Happy Monday!