Authors Bring Books to Life. Kim Norman has created a data base of authors who do site visits. The best part: they’re organized by state! This list is a great resource for educators and librarians. Where I found it: World of Words.
el Dia de los Ninos (Children’s Day). The National Center for Family Literacy has launched a new free family literacy resource available in Spanish in time for el Dia de los Ninos (Children’s Day). Where I found it: International Reading Association’s Reading Today Daily
Let Your Voice Be Heard! Whether you’re an author/illustrator, publisher, or reader, head over to Children’s Book Poll Central to cast your vote on topics relevant to children’s books and reading. Where I found it: author/illustrator Kevin Collier, firstname.lastname@example.org, The Misadventures of Rooter and Snuffle, and The Legend of Seal Beach.
Literacy Doesn’t Have Term Limits. In an Interview with the Dallas Morning News, First Lady Laura Bush plans to continue her efforts to promote literacy through her husband’s presidential library and public policy center. Wahoo! Where I found it: International Reading Association’s Reading Today Daily.
We all Love Ramona. This month, Reading Rockets is featuring an interview with Beverly Cleary. You can go here to read the interview, watch a video with Ms. Cleary, or learn more about National D.E.A.R. Day. Where I found it: International Reading Association’s Reading Today Daily.
Free Books! Go to Big Universe to read complete, full-length picture books. You can’t download them, but you can read them online. Some of our favorites published by Illumination Arts are there. I am in awe of what they are offering for free!