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Reading Rooster™ Rocks! September 22, 2008

I’m so glad I happened to websurf a little before posting today because it gave me the opportunity to start off the week with a bang. Or a crow, as it were.

I’m excited to share with you Reading Rooster Recommends™, a program of the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy. It’s a regular, usually bi-weekly, broadcast on YouTube and TeacherTube, with coordinator Helen Fellers (aka Reading Rooster™) recommending a wide, well-chosen variety of children’s books both for the classroom and home.

Check it out:

Helen has an extensive background as a juvenile literacy advocate not only as a librarian but a buyer for bookstores including Barnes and Noble. She thus has a terrific feel for both older and brand-new titles coming out. This is the perfect blend of expertise for parents and teachers who find themselves lost in the crush of juvenile book merchandising, wondering how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Be sure to check out past broadcasts too. The July 31 video discusses children’s books about the American Revolution, including Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution by Laurie Hulse Anderson and illustrated by Matt Faulkner.

posted by Janie McQueen, author of The New Magic Bookshelf: Finding Great Books Your Child Will Treasure Forever

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