Jonathan Hunt from SLJ released his reading list of 2013 Newbury potential winners. I can’t wait to get my hands on Lois Lowry’s Son, I’ve loved her writing since I was in 4th grade! I am also looking forward to Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy 2, and Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes.
What are you looking forward to anything on the list?
Here is a great infograph from USC Rossier School of Education.
On NPR last week, there was a great article on surprising tips which parents, caretakers, early educators, and librarians can do to help children learn to read.
“She was working hard to remind herself of who she was. She was working hard to remember that, somewhere, in another place entirely, she was known and loved.”
“‘Magic is always impossible,’ said the magician. ‘It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it is magic.'”
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Are library storytimes for the parents or the children?
Should the focus be teaching skills for parents to take home or on creating a fun learning environment for children?
What do you think?