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Children's Literacy Round-Up: March 2

Welcome to the is week’s roundup of children’s literacy and reading news, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Terry Doherty has the full roundup over at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub. It's a great week for children's literacy-related news. Here are just a couple of highlights:

And, two other reading-related tidbits that came up too late to be included in the full roundup:

  • The Readergirlz, an association of authors who use books to connect with and inspire teenage girls, are celebrating their second anniversary. This month they'll be featuring one of my favorite titles from last year: The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary Pearson (recently named an Andre Norton Award shortlist title). The Readergirlz postergirlz (YA-focused bloggers who help by suggesting books) have contributed a particularly strong list of recommended companion reads (go here, and scroll down).
  • Carol Rasco from RIF highlighted a Cybils title this week in her Cover Story of the Week feature: our lovely Fiction Picture Book winner How to Heal a Broken Wing. I like seeing this intersection between the (admittedly overlapping) literacy and blogging communities.

Sue_steph1 Next week we'll be pre-empting the children's literacy round-up in order to focus on the Share a Story - Shape a Future literacy blog tour, a week-long, multi-blog celebration of the many joys that reading offers children. Special thanks to Valerie Baartz, The Almost Librarian, who helped to create a lovely one-page flyer describing the event. Right-click on this link to download the flyer in PDF.

Please do click through to see the full round-up at Terry's - she has tons of great information this week. And stay tuned for Share a Story - Shape a Future. It's going to be amazing!