Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NYPL: 100 Best Children’s Book for 2013

NYPL 100 Best Children's Books 2013
The New York Public Library is out with an interactive list of the best children's books of 2013. You can search by reading level, genre and theme. Click on a book that interests you and it will take you to a short description  of the story. There is something for everyone.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day


2014 World Read Aloud DayGrab a kid, grab a book and enjoy a story together. It just might be the beginning of a terrific habit.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy 110th Birthday, Dr Seuss

Back in the olden days when I was a kid (the fifties), a book was written by Rudolf Flesch called Why Johnny Can’t Read (there is nothing new in the universe). Flesch along with the journalist, John Hersey, blamed boring primers, like the Dick and Jane books,  for that failure. Dr. Seuss rode to the rescue with  The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham (and many more) that even with a limited vocabulary were engaging and funny.

 2014 Dr Seuss birthday

Each year his birthday is celebrated as Read Across America Day sponsored by the National Education Association. Read more about why Read Across America is so important here.

Read Across America 2014