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Just One More Book!!

September 18, 2006 -- From Andrea, a reader, from Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

The “Just One More Book!” podcast is a thrice-weekly audio on demand broadcast in which we discuss the children’s books we love and why we love them. Episodes range in length from 5 to 12 minutes and can be played directly from our web page or downloaded to an ipod for listening on the go. Each episode is an informal discussion of one of our family’s favourite children’s books. Occasionally, the episodes feature interviews with authors, literacy related discussions or audio reviews submitted by our listeners.


Square Books, Jr.

May 17, 2006 -- From Jill, a reader, from Oxford, MS, who is affiliated with the site.

The SBJ Book Society, Square Books Jr.’s first official book club, is not your average book club. There are two age divisions with separate meetings. The Phase I group consists of ages 8 through 11 (with some exceptions) and Phase II consists of ages 12 through 15. Both Phase I and Phase II of the SBJ Book Society will choose, read, and discuss one exciting, quality work of fiction every month. We don’t just pick any old book – we compare novels, new and old, and narrow our selection to the most intriguing and relevant titles. SBJ Book Society members are encouraged to write book reviews and post them to the Square Books, Jr. website (publishers and authors love this).

Literacy Volunteer Connection

May 5, 2006 -- From Ruth Harris, a reader from Michigan who is affiliated with the site

Information and inspiration for reading volunteers. Easy-to-read articles to help you be an effective volunteer. Join our community forum, or just visit us for useful pointers.

National Geographic Book Club for Kids

May 5, 2006 -- From Heidi Okla, a reader from Washington, D.C. who is affiliated with the site

This web site provides exciting opportunities for students to explore social studies and geography themes online while increasing their reading skills. Students can find printable study guides, write book reviews to be published on the web site, read reviews from other kids from all over the world, and create personalized bookmarks in the interactive Bookmark Factory.

Get Ready to Read

May 5, 2006 -- From a reader from New York who is affiliated with the site

GetReadytoRead.org offers an easy, free online early literacy screening tool for parents to give to their 4-year-old children and see where they are on the road to reading. The site also offers games and activities to develop early literacy skills.

Cynthia Leitich Smith Children’s Literature Resources

May 5, 2006 -- From Cynthia Leitich Smith, a reader from Austin, TX, who is affiliated with the site

Children’s Literature Resources features author/illustrator interviews, reading recommendations, annotated bibliographies, curriculum tie-in information, and much more for children’s and young adult literature enthusiasts.

Between the Lions

May 5, 2006 -- From Lisa Cerqueira, a reader from Boston, who is affiliated with the site

Between the Lions, PBS’s award-winning television series has been proven to contribute to the literacy skills of children ages 4-7, and I wanted to alert you and your readers to the news that its companion Web site can also serve as a valuable source of expert-approved curriculum of interactive stories and games to help kids successfully learn to read and write.

Riffington’s Summer Reading Contest

May 5, 2006 -- From Heidi Okla, a reader from Washington, DC, who is affiliated with the site

I just wanted to let you know of a summer contest that Reading Is Fundamental is sponsoring. Kids ages 5 through 18 can read and review books for a chance to win really great prizes. Thanks for checking it out!

Talking Books

July 27, 2005 -- From Stephanie Holbrook, a reader from Washington, D.C., who is affiliated with the site

Talking Books is a free library service available to eligible individuals of any age whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes reading a standard printed page difficult. Through its national network of cooperating libraries, NLS mails books and magazines on cassette and in braille, as well as audio equipment, directly to enrollees at no cost.

BookBox

July 13, 2005 -- From Bernadette Joseph, a parent from Oakland, CA, who is not affiliated with the site

The site offers stories for online reading in an amazing variety of languages. Great animation too! I’ve always struggled with showing too much TV & DVDs to my children. This site allows me to show them something on screen that actually makes them read! And it’s helping them learn Spanish too.