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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: May 31

Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup: May 31

JkrROUNDUP The end of May Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, The Book Chook, and Rasco from RIF, is now available at Rasco from RIF.

Over the month of May, Carol Rasco, Terry Doherty, Susan Stephenson and I have collected content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and suggestions for growing bookworms.Carol wraps it all up in a fun-filled, event-filled post this morning, highlighting everything from the May Carnival of Children's Literature to Oprah's last show (with congratulations to First Book for receiving a wonderful gift of books).

Sadly, Carol also has a bunch of new links about the ongoing llibrary closures and budget cuts around the United States. At least she's able to close that section on a potentially positive note by looking at A New Kind of Library. She's also got a host of interesting research links, and fun things to look forward to re: summer reading. Do head on over to read the full post!

Thanks for reading, and for caring about children's literacy. We'll be back next week with a bit more news (either here or at The Reading Tub). Meanwhile, stay tuned for the June 1st release of Literacy Lava (a free PDF magazine dedicated to children's books and family literacy).