Sunday Afternoon Visits: July 19
Growing Bookworms Newsletter: July 22

Children's Literacy Round-Up: July 20

Terry_readingtubfinal_1 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; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; grants, sponsorships & donations; and other new resources. 

I'm happy to see that as summer progresses, the focus on kids and reading isn't diminishing at all. We find new articles every day (with help from our Kidlitosphere and Twitter friends, of course). I especially liked this tidbit, from a study from 1998 (but doutless still relevant today):

“[An analysis of 86,741 English words shows that] children’s books have 50 percent more rare words in them than do adult prime-time TV and college-graduate conversations."

Terry has lots of other great stuff about sports and reading, reading and play, and lots more. Do check it out!

Booklights And here's the direct link to my new Booklights post, continuing the discussion about series books featuring adventurous girls.

Finally, though not directly literacy- or reading-related, I'd like to share with you the link to MotherReader's fabulous daughter Erin singing a solo for her summer theater program. It's a lovely way to start the day.