Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 6 April

Happy Opening Day if your a baseball fan. We are happy to throw out some  pitches of our own this morning …

The children’s literacy and reading news round-up,  brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, is now available at Jen’s.  This week Jen Robinson and I found news in all corners of the blogosphere. Check out new information and updates on literacy & reading-related events; raising readers (and writers); literacy and reading programs and research; grants & donations; and a few new resources.

The roundups are a lot of fun for us, and we’re forever finding new things.  In reading Jen’s roundup, I found a new source that I’ve had to bookmark:  Ms. Yingling Reads. Ms. Yingling, a school librarian wants to read “every hardcover YA book in her school’s library.”  She’s also got a Library Design Challenge going on – check it out.

One of the things I noticed this week was a growing discussion of the relationship between reading and writing, and how they feed each other. Susan Beth Pfeffer put together  Tips for Young Writers, written for students, and S. Rebecca Leigh put together a nice list of 13 ways to squash a student’s creativity for adults.

Sidebar: Things will be fairly quiet this week, as it is spring break and I’m “walking the talk” on limited screentime. What’s good for the 7-year-old is good for mom, too!

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