Growing Bookworms Newsletter: October 11
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Children's Literacy Round-Up: Mid-October Edition

Jpg_book008 The mid-October 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 Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Terry Doherty has collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and unwrapping literacy. Carol Rasco from RIF will be joining us later this month, with some reflections for October and a look forward to November events.

Here's what I think is the coolest thing from Terry's round-up this week:

"QR Codes (aka quick response codes). I’m sure you’ve seen some promotion where you can use your camera-enabled phone to read the code and it will show you great information. Well, the Contra Costa County (California) library has a grant to put QR Codes on popular books. Hold up your phone, and voila! you get a list of read-alikes for that title. “QR Codes on books could also take patrons to online book review pages or a list of other books cataloged under the same subject headings.”"

Now that's innovative thinking! I love it! I also like the series on motivating struggling/reluctant readers that Terry found at the On the Lap blog (as in "readers are made on the lap of a parent"). Good stuff!

I've run across a few other links on Twitter, but my own lap reader just woke up, so I'll have to save those for another day. But do head on over to The Reading Tub for the rest of the literacy and reading news from Terry. Happy reading!