Tips for Growing Bookworms: #2 Read the Books Your Children Read: A Booklights Reissue
April Carnival of Children's Literature Now Available

Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup: End of April Edition

JkrROUNDUP The end of April 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. Over the month of April, Carol Rasco, Terry Doherty, and I have collected content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and suggestions for growing bookworms.

Postcard_swap2011_450px1 In this installment, Carol shares news about a new South Asian Book Award, Playing By the Book's second annual International Postcard Swap for Families, and a host of literacy programs and tips. I was especially interested to learn about an Alabama school district that will be making up for two of the year's snow days with "E-Days" in which kids work from home (or libraries, for the 2% of students that don't have computers at home). See also Carol's look ahead to events coming in May, June, and July.

One event that Carol didn't mention in the roundup is a new Macy's Thank a Mom promotion through which participants can support RIF (along with other Mom-approved charities). The promotion works by sending e-cards via Facebook. Macy's will donate up to $400,000 to RIF, which the organization can certain use, given recent federal funding elimination. You can find details in this RIF post.

Two other Kidlitosphere events that I wanted to mention:

  • The April I Can Read Carnival is now up at the Jean Little Library blog. Jennifer shares 10 links to reviews and posts specific to new readers.
  • The April Carnival of Children's Literature will be posted at Rasco from RIF on Thursday (April 28th). Stay tuned...

Please do check out the full roundup at Rasco from RIF. I'll be back next week with more children's literacy and reading news. Thanks for reading, and for caring about children's literacy!