The mid-June Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup is now available at The Book Chook. The children's literacy roundups are usually hosted by Jen Robinson's Book Page, The Family Bookshelf (formerly The Reading Tub) and Rasco from RIF. Susan Stephenson has always been a behind-the-scenes contributor to the roundups, and has stepped in this month to host for the first time. Terry Doherty, Carol Rasco, and I appreciate it, and are impressed with the wide range of items that Susan has found to share.
I especially appreciated:
- A Simple Tweet, Email or Visit Can Help Save a Library, ideas for taking helpful action from Dawn Morris of Moms Inspire Learning;
- The 10 Coolest Libraries for Kids;
- The Secret Society for Selecting Stories; and
- The literacy-themed quotes with which Susan closes the roundup.
Please do click through to read the full roundup - you won't be disappointed!
One other tidbit crossed my desk today that I'd like to add. From an email that I received: "On Tuesday June 21, Reach Out and Read will kick off its second annual “Summer of a Million Books” campaign! Reach Out and Read has once again set the goal of putting one million brand-new books in the hands of American children this Summer. That means that every day between June 21 and September 8 (International Literacy Day) Reach Out and Read's participating pediatricians will need to distribute 25,600 books to the children we serve. If we succeed, we will provide one million more families with the tools and the guidance they need to prepare their children to succeed in school. We have a few ways that people can get involved which are spelled out on our website." See this press release for more details.
Thanks for reading, and for caring about children's literacy. Carol Rasco will be back later this month with more children's literacy and reading news.