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Have you checked out the mid-May edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and myself?  Don’t miss it; Jen Robinson has a jam-packed edition waiting for you!
Highlights include:- Tributes to Maurice Sendak and Jean Craighead George- Reminders about summer reading; have you made summer reading plans?- Results of a new international study: oral language development and reading- Laurel Snyder’s wonderful “meditation on my fierce love of picture books.”- And SCRABBLE Junior Cheez-Its!  I want some of these!
A couple of additional items:  I am not sure what measure is used to determine “gone viral” and I have a feeling this next suggestion has met most measures, but it is all the more reason I want to make sure YOU have seen and heard and experienced the recent commencement address delivered by Neil Gaiman at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Thank you, Neil, for a speech that is far more than an address for the class to which you delivered it.  As one person commenting said: I want to keep this near me to listen to frequently to give me a boost!  And another said simply:  This is for far more than “artists.”
Schools are beginning to close around the country for the summer vacation period.  This often means the puzzle of what to give as an appreciation gift to a teacher or teachers. A recent column in Parenting has some great tips, but the closing said it best: Remember, a nice handwritten note about what they (the teachers)  mean to you and your child is a super nice bonus!Thank you for caring deeply about children and literacy and books…I’ll be back at the end of May with a round-up looking over the full month and looking ahead to June! For now, scurry over to Jen’s place to read the full Mid-Month Roundup!Book People Unite!Carol
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Have you checked out the mid-May edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and myself?  Don’t miss it; Jen Robinson has a jam-packed edition waiting for you!

Highlights include:
- Tributes to Maurice Sendak and Jean Craighead George
- Reminders about summer reading; have you made summer reading plans?
- Results of a new international study: oral language development and reading
- Laurel Snyder’s wonderful “meditation on my fierce love of picture books.”
- And SCRABBLE Junior Cheez-Its!  I want some of these!

A couple of additional items: 
I am not sure what measure is used to determine “gone viral” and I have a feeling this next suggestion has met most measures, but it is all the more reason I want to make sure YOU have seen and heard and experienced the recent commencement address delivered by Neil Gaiman at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Thank you, Neil, for a speech that is far more than an address for the class to which you delivered it.  As one person commenting said: I want to keep this near me to listen to frequently to give me a boost!  And another said simply:  This is for far more than “artists.”

Schools are beginning to close around the country for the summer vacation period.  This often means the puzzle of what to give as an appreciation gift to a teacher or teachers. A recent column in Parenting has some great tips, but the closing said it best: Remember, a nice handwritten note about what they (the teachers) mean to you and your child is a super nice bonus!

Thank you for caring deeply about children and literacy and books…I’ll be back at the end of May with a round-up looking over the full month and looking ahead to June! For now, scurry over to Jen’s place to read the full Mid-Month Roundup!

Book People Unite!
Carol

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Posted on Thursday, May 24th 2012

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