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Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup: February in Review

JkrROUNDUPThe end of February children’s literacy and reading news roundup, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, and Rasco from RIF, is now available at Rasco from RIF. How Carol found time for this, in the midst of her fight for RIF's life, I do not know. But I do know that she lots of exciting award announcements, tidbits from the American International Toy Fair 2011, thoughts on other current events and controversies, and a look forward at interesting events of March and April. (Did you know that March 9th is Barbie's birthday? I did not.)

I had deliberately missed the controversy over Martin Amis' insult to children's book writers, so I was glad to see Carol summarize. Amis said “People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children’s book. I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book…..” - sigh! Carol links to and quotes from some of the responses to that piece, as well as a New York Times Magazine piece that calls YA literature a "teenage wasteland".

Head on over to Rasco from RIF for the full roundup. And I'll be back with more literacy and reading news in just a few days. Stay tuned after that for the Share a Story - Shape a Future literacy blog tour, coming March 7-11. Happy reading!