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Children's Literacy Round-Up: January 8

I know I just posted some children's literacy news on Thursday, but I've run across a couple of other interesting articles for you. I'm going to try for Monday or Tuesday schedule for my literacy round-ups going forward, travel permitting.

  • From a press release, I learned that "qubo, the new television and multimedia network for children that champions literacy and positive values, launched its dedicated 24/7 digital channel at 6:00 a.m. ET today..."We are fortunate to be working side-by-side with Scholastic, Corus, Classic and NBC Universal on launching qubo's 24-hour digital platform across our TV station group," said Brandon Burgess, President and CEO of ION Media Networks." I haven't seen this, but it sounds like a good idea to have a television network that focuses on literacy, doesn't it? Or is just an oxymoron, because kids would be better off reading than watching any form of television? Not sure...
  • From another press release, I learned the welcome news that Sovereign Bank donated more than 23,000 books to Reach Out and Read, as a result of their holiday book drive. Think of all the kids getting books as a result of this one book drive!

That's all for today! Happy Reading!