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Today Is International Literacy Day. Why Literacy Is Important and How You Can Help.

The world is limited for people who can’t read. Imagine not being able to read signs, medication labels, job applications, or a note from your child’s teacher, and not having the pleasure of reading a novel. Reading helped me survive … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 5 Reasons To Read To Your Child

5 Reasons to Read with Your Child by Jenny Ellis It is something most parents already do, read with their children. But there are bigger reasons of why you should read with your child other than it being something enjoyable … Continue reading

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New non-profit organization for children’s literacy

There’s a new nonprofit organization for children’s literacy–KeenReaders, that looks like a great resource. It has a special focus on parents or mentors of reluctant readers, fourth grade and up, but also has pages for kids and teens themselves. There … Continue reading

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Scotland gets teen literacy Virtual Writer in Residence

Scottish Book Trust (SBT) will appoint a Virtual Writer in Residence who will use the internet to get teens hooked on reading and writing. The Virtual Writer In Residence will be announced next month. Jasmine Fassl, a SBT spokesperson, said: … Continue reading

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Converting a book burner

I love it when people who think they don’t want to read or don’t like books discover that there’s some fantastic books out there that they’d like. If you like those kinds of stories, too, check out this blog post … Continue reading

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President Obama reads Where the Wild Things Are

I love how President Obama and his family help kids get interested in reading by actually reading picture books to children. It’s wonderful!! Know any other famous people or celebrities who encourage literacy? Especially via children’s books? Let me know. … Continue reading

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Share a Story, Shape a Future: A Blog Tour for Literacy

Share a Story, Shape a Future Stories encourage dreams, and reading helps kids dream, and achieve their dreams. Share a Story – Shape a Future is a blog event for literacy. From March 9 to March 13, 2009, blogging librarians, … Continue reading

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How to hook a teen reader – one library display

Want to see a great way to entice teens to read? Check out the display Lisa Chellman put up at her library. “Liars, Cheaters, & Crooks.” Who wouldn’t be interested in reading fiction about those topics? And her title kinda … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a campaign to encourage people to read aloud to kids?

Jen Robinson has a wonderful, thoughtful post and discussion going on at her blog, about how can we encourage reading aloud. Most of us agree that it’s important to read aloud to kids, to help them learn to love reading. … Continue reading

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Helping Boys Love Reading

Publisher Lee & Low has put together a great set of answers from male authors and illustrators on what got them to make reading an important part of their lives; on what they’d like to say to boys who don’t … Continue reading

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