I employ the Every Child Ready to Read 2nd edition into my early literacy baby programs for the library, ages 6 weeks to 2-years-old. This post is about the process of developing a program and my final mock-up. I will describe its success in a later post.
I'm sure we're all avidly aware that teens gobble up graphic novels like free pizza. While the patron's interest is there, is the librarian's? While it's easy to see that graphic novels bring in teen AND children readers (especially reluctant readers) it is important to align this new format of literature with collection development policies,… Continue reading Graphic Novel Primer
In the midst of summer, one might be playing catch at the park, catching some rays at the pool, or exploring the many wonders of the great outdoors. I'm sure that last night many people were walking around downtown, laughing, and eating ice cream. For my night, I was researching and writing about the many… Continue reading Revolutionary Thinkers: Early Childhood Librarians