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!!