July 28 2012 July 29, 2012Posted by carolynwoulfe in Uncategorized.
US: In Education Week’s Teacher Blog: The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller writes that, too often, Lexile measures are used inappropriately when helping children select reading material.
US: Unesco’s International Day of the Book will be celebrated on April 23, 2013. US World Book Night will be celebrated on the same day. The UK and Ireland will celebrate on March 7, 2013.
US: At MediaPost, Jack Loechner writes about a Center for Media Research study showing teens’ use of and attitudes to social media.
US: The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff have constructed a flow chart to help readers decide what to read after The Hunger Games.
US: NPR is asking readers to help determine The 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels.
US: Author and First US National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Jon Scieszka, has launched Guys Read, a web-based program to encourage and support boys’ literacy.
US: At Time Entertainment, Lev Grossman writes an unusual book review: I Hate This Book So Much.
UK: In the Telegraph, Jack Taperell writes about child psychologist Dr. Kairen Cullen’s list of films that children should see. No 1: Toy Story.
UK:In The Guardian, Robert McCrumm lists “The 10 best . . . closing lines of books.”
Twitter: Publisher’s Weekly asked tweeters to submit titles of books they just couldn’t finish: #bookattrition.