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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: February 23

Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup: Mid-February Edition

JkrROUNDUP The mid-February children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book PageScrub-a-Dub-Tub, and Rasco from RIF is now available at The Reading Tub. Over the past couple of weeks Terry Doherty and I (mostly Terry this time, I must admit) have collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and unwrapping literacy. Carol Rasco will be back with more tidbits later this month, and I'll have another roundup in early March.

Eve_re_acr_ame_photo As Terry noted, for such a short month, there's a lot going on, and still more to come in March. I'm excited for Read Across America Day on March 2nd (image credit Seussville). And of course, as I've previously mentioned, World Read Aloud Day will be celebrated on March 9th.

World Book Day is being celebrated on March 3rd in the UK this year. Terry has the scoop on a Librariathon being celebrated at Playing By the Book. I also received an email this week about a World Book Day celebration at Tidy Books, in partnership with Book Aid International. Tidy Books will be running a campaign via Facebook and Twitter, and on their blog, asking people to nominate either the book that changed their life, or their favourite book as a child. For every four nominations that they receive on the Tidy Books Facebook page, they will send a book to Africa, via Book Aid. This campaign will run from February 21st until March 3rd, so stay tuned to the Tidy Books Blog for details.

Terry's got lots of other news in the full roundup at The Reading Tub, so I'll just send you over there. Happy reading! Thanks for caring about children's literacy.