Monday, November 19, 2007

Goodies for You...

I have just run across some fun tidbits that I thought others might enjoy:

*Reading Rants has just come out with their 2007 Top Ten Teen Books. This is a good list - some great titles are on there - and A BIG CHEER for Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt - I'm hoping that one wins a Newbery!!!!

*The Public Library of Westland in Michigan has a great collection of 100 Books Your Child Should Hear Before Starting School. Reading aloud is one of my greatest soapboxes - so you DON'T want to get me started!! Their site says reading aloud to children will:

  • Improve listening and communication skills
  • Build vocabulary
  • Teach that written word has meaning
  • And foster a love of reading

And I agree!! So let's get reading!!


Anonymous said...

What do you think about a read aloud program for adults? I remember being read to in high school and it is one of my favorite memories.


Alexis Jacobs said...

What a great list! Thanks for posting.

heather (errantdreams) said...

I still remember how my mother got me reading. She started out reading aloud to me, then in the middle of one of the early Little House books told me that if I wanted to know what happened next, I'd have to read it myself!

Scope Notes said...

Year of Reading,
I enjoy your blog and have been reading it for some time. It has been a great resource for my work as a school librarian. I hope you don't mind, but I just tagged you for a meme.
Travis Jonker

Scope Notes said...

Oops, I'm sorry. I mixed up my greeting. It should read In the Pages...

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