Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is reissuing a book teaching children to read

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is publishing a new edition of TEACH ANYONE TO READ: THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE by Dr. Lillie Pope (originally called Guidelines to Teaching Reading). It will be published June 15, 2008, and is the first book … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti

Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti Juno Books (April 2008) ISBN-10: 0809572567, ISBN-13: 978-0809572564 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars The metal beneath her feet jolted and shuddered. Taya grabbed the strut next to her with one heavily gloved hand. … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday

Love comics? Know a kid who does? Want to encourage a kid to read using comics? (And yes, I think that’s a perfectly acceptable way to encourage reading.) Well, get in line for your free comics. Free Comic Book Day–in … Continue reading

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Maximum Ride by James Patterson becoming a graphic novel

YA fantasy novel The Angel Experiment: Maximum Ride, Book 1 by James Patterson is becoming a graphic novel published by Yen Press (MAXIMUM RIDE VOLUME 1—FCBD 2008 EDITION). I *love* the first book in Patterson’s trilogy; it’s a fantastic read, … Continue reading

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Harry Potter tour with movie paraphernalia debuting Spring 2009

Harry Potter fans will be glad to know that an international Harry Potter exhibit is going to launch in the spring of 2009, touring at least 10 cities over 5 years. Harry Potter: The Exhibition (by Becker Group and Warner … Continue reading

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Finding favorite childhood books where you can’t remember title, author, or illustrator info

It is such a wonderful feeling to find childhood favorites, books that you thought you’d lost forever. They’re such treasure, like gold; they bring back a wash of good feeling. That just happened to me. There was a book that … Continue reading

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a great compilation of dial-a-story phone numbers

Want to listen to a picture book read aloud for free? A *real* picture book, not someone’s made-up story, or a fairy tale or a fable, but a published, often well-written picture book? Or do you know a child who … Continue reading

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Have a Dr. Seuss book read to you for free

Love Dr. Seuss books? Want them read to you? There are two ways that you or a child you know can have a Dr. Seuss book read to them on demand–by calling the Kansas Public Library Dial-a-Story at 1-816-701-3456 OR … Continue reading

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The Power of Books – artwork by Mladen Penev

Artist Mladen Penev created a series of photographs in 2005 titled “The Power of Books” for the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The photos are striking, and a few make me feel good to look at. (A few I find … Continue reading

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