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The Importance of Early Literacy

Post by Kathy Stewart
Posted March 18, 2013 in Kids & Book News

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Early literacy has received broader attention in the library world since President Obama’s State of the Union address in February called for increasing support and services for high-quality preschools, the Head Start program and for home visiting programs.

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Think It’s Too Early to Plan for Summer Reading? Think Again!

Post by Kathy Stewart
Posted February 21, 2013 in Kids & Book News

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It’s hard to believe that while there’s still snow on the ground in many areas, it’s time to think about summer reading.

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Books Too Good To Miss…

Post by Julie Corsaro
Posted November 26, 2012 in Kids & Book News

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... That make great gifts, too. (And we’re not just talking about the holidays, but all year round). Keeping in mind that a terrific book and a terrific gift book are not always the same (a combination of popular appeal and literary quality often works best), NoveList helps you pick out unforgettable books for the young people in your life.

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The Sibert Award: The closest I’ve ever come to being a lawyer

Post by Julie Corsaro
Posted October 16, 2012 in Kids & Book News, Readers' Advisory News

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A retired school librarian from Portland (OR), Marian Creamer served on the 2001 Caldecott, the 2005 Batchelder, the 2007 Newbery and, most recently, the 2012 Sibert Award Committee, which annually selects the most distinguished informational book “written and illustrated to present, organize, and interpret documentable, factual material” for children from birth through age 14.

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