Children's Literacy Round-Up: April 27
Growing Bookworms Newsletter: April 28

Announcing ... Booklights, from PBS Parents

Title-books I am delighted to announce the launch of a new children's book blog from PBS Parents, Booklights. Pam Coughlan (MotherReader), Susan Kusel (Wizards Wireless), and I will be working with Gina Montefusco from PBS, along with various guest contributors, to bring literacy and reading content to the PBS Parents audience. The goal of Booklights, in line with the goals that Susan, Pam, and I have for our personal blogs, is to help people to inspire a love of reading in children.

Currently we're in "soft launch" mode, which means that PBS won't be announcing the blog anywhere until next week. But I wanted you, my loyal blog readers, to be the first to know that the long-discussed "blog for PBS" has finally come to fruition. We have some early introductory posts and lists of favorite picture books now available.

I am thrilled to be working with Gina, Pam, and Susan on this project. I'll be sharing children's literacy and kidlitosphere news at Booklights, along with posts about books and encouraging young readers. But not to worry, I'll still be blogging as usual at Jen Robinson's Book Page. I do hope that you'll take a few minutes to check out the new blog, and that you'll consider adding it to your regular blog reading. We all welcome your feedback and comments!

P.S. A much more entertaining version of this announcement is now available at MotherReader. Or at least it made me laugh. A lot.