The Key to Summer Reading? Invest in Children’s Reading Lives All Year — Nerdy Book Club

It’s easier to maintain my reading life in the summer. Scorching Texas days provide excuses to lie under the ceiling fan and read all afternoon. Occasionally, I stay up all night binge reading—burning through epic historicals or fantasies in one sitting. I travel quite a bit during the summer, and books keep me company. […] via [...]

Underground Reading!

Are you an urban commuter in New York state?  Do you use the subway?  Would free eBooks while riding the subway interest you?  This idea is pure genius!!  Its provided by NYC public libraries, New York State, MTA, and Transit Wireless.  Read the New York Times article for all the details below: Underground Reading Check [...]

One Book + One School = One Reading Community by Karyn Lewis

Beautiful article…igniting an interest in Reading!:)

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As a school librarian I gush over books, I hug books, I smell new books, and I treasure all the stories that come into my life. I became a librarian to share with my students the joy that books bring me. So after 3 years as the librarian in an affluent elementary school, I was saddened as I felt the love of reading was dying in my school community. Parents would say all the right things, teachers encouraged reading at home and at school, students visited the library on a regular basis, and yet something was missing. I knew I needed to find a way to fan the flame and ignite a LOVE of reading once again. Through Twitter I heard of an idea called One Book One School where librarians would share a book with an entire school, and I felt this was the perfect program to get my…

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So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller

We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our bo… Source: So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller

A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry

Book clubs. As educators, we love them – but for student participants, they can be intimidating. Some students aren’t strong readers; others don’t like talking in front of groups; some reader… Source: A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry

Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

According to Common Sense Media, children spend an average of six hours a day with media while teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day with media. With screen time at an all time high, it is… Source: Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

Ten Great Read Alouds to Promote Social Emotional Learning by Louise Prescott

Social Emotional Learning is one of the current buzzwords in education. Helping children acquire the skills needed to recognize their feelings and the feelings of others, and then learn to control … Source: Ten Great Read Alouds to Promote Social Emotional Learning by Louise Prescott

Top Ten Books to Build a Classroom Culture by Cindy Christiansen — Nerdy Book Club

I have a small poster of two sheep in my classroom. One sheep is white and the other is black, and the quote below them reads, “Choose your socks by their color and your friends by their character. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense. Choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.” […] [...]

Top Ten Most Beautifully Illustrated Picture Books by Adriana Fortier — Nerdy Book Club

I love reading picture books. They are not long or hard to get through, and have the added bonus of gorgeous illustrations that focus my attention. The best illustrations do not limit your imagination, but give you something to begin with. This list is a collection of picture books with beautiful illustrations that are complimented […] [...]