- Charlotte’s Web was voted the most popular children’s book by a survey conducted by the BBC. To craft the list, the BBC Culture’s Jane Ciabattari polled dozens of critics from around the world. 151 titles were named in total. #7 Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne and #5 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott also made the top 10.
- Reading Rainbow’s Interview with Neil Gaiman On Fairy Tales, Comfort Books, Raising Readers and More via Reading Rainbow Blog
- Picture Books about Bedtime via Story Snug
- April Showers: Books about the Water Cycle at the SSHEL Children’s Collection via S-Collection
Early Literacy Activities
- 10 Car Games to Get Your Child Ready to Read via The Measured Mom
- Literacy Activities in the Kitchen via Growing Book by Book (this looks delicious)
- 15 Literacy Activities for Rainy Days via Story Time Secrets (we won’t be seeing rainy days in California anytime soon, but these still seem like fun activities to try when the heat keeps us indoors.
- Unlocking “achievements” in Summer Reading via ALSC (a wonderful new take on the place of prizes during the summer reading program)
- Libraries in the Internet Age via Common Craft (The video provides a look at how libraries and the importance of librarians has changed over time)
- Purposeful Play at the Library via ALSC (my library has implemented a similar project just recently! Our Wee Play stations and Wee Play Dates have been brining in families in droves. Its a wonderful way to highlight the value of play as a learning tool)
- Hilary Clinton Lends a Hand at Read-To-Your-Baby-Program via Washington Street Journal (#talktoyourbaby, what an awesome campaign. I’m glad to see it getting some political backing).
- The Community-Led Library via Jbrary (a very insightful read)
- Kitchen Tasks for 3-5 year olds via Simple Bites (My 2-year-old is already so enchanted by the kitchen. Right now, he helps us put away the dishes from the dishwasher and helps “whisk” the eggs in a bowl for breakfast. Its amazing what’s his engagement in the kitchen, wanting so eagerly to help with the cooking.)
- Girls, boys, and reading (study and stats) | Part 1 of Brown Center Report on American Education by Brookings
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