Tag: literacy

  1. Soar with Reading: An Open Letter to Jet Blue

    Literacy/kidlit folks: please take a minute to read, sign, and share this open letter to Jet Blue about their new Soar with Reading program.  This is a promising pilot program that aims to encourage literacy by placing book vending machines in low-income areas of Washington, DC. Sadly, the selection…

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  2. Give a Book and Help Raise a Reader

    When I was growing up, our tradition was that we always got at least one book for Christmas, and those were some of my most treasured gifts. I still remember the Christmas that I got an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories, and I sat next to the Christmas tree and…

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  3. Game of Books on Kickstarter

    Lately I’ve been interested in Kickstarter, and I keep finding interesting Kickstarter projects to back. This is my second Kickstarter post recently, and I don’t want to turn this into a Kickstarter blog, because that would change the purpose of the blog. So instead, I decided to start…

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  4. Do non-interactive books do a better job of encouraging literacy than interactive books?

    A recent study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center seems to indicate that they do. The study found that when parents and children read together, children recall significantly more details when reading print books or regular, non-enhanced ebooks than they do when reading interactive ebooks. In addition, children engage with…

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  5. Book People Unite: Take the Pledge and help RIF put books into the hands of kids in underserved communities

    “…there’s only one book for every 300 kids living in underserved communities in the U.S.” RIF has been putting books into the hands of kids for decades. Now, they’ve teamed up with some top recording artists and actors to create this music video to raise awareness and…

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  6. Happy Birthday Cat, and help literacy

    You’ve probably already read that today is the 50th birthday of the Cat in the Hat. Happy birthday Cat! You can send a birthday card to the Cat in the Hat and help literacy; Random House will donate a book to First Reads for every card sent. To send…

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