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Children's Book Week
November 15

By Sarah Lane
Jun 27, 2007, 08:17 PST


Children's Book Week
November 12-18, 2007

This year, the Children's Book Council celebration of Book Week will be held from November 15-21. The 84th observance of this event continues the tradition of encouraging children of all ages to set aside time each day to read. Check your local library or bookstore for special events taking place. Below is a link to Book Week Resources, provided by the Children’s Book Council, where you’ll find suggestions for celebrating Book Week in your own home. You’ll also find links to book lists, online books, reading projects, and reading reward programs. So no more excuses, read a book today!

Children’s Book Council
This non-profit organization is completely dedicated to encouraging literacy and the appreciation of children’s books. Through special programs and sponsored events like Children’s Book Week and Young People’s Poetry Week, members continuously feed hungry little minds art and literature. See what’s new with the C.B.C., find out what educational programs they offer for readers, and link to Book Week Resources for fun suggestions on encouraging others to read.
Source:       CBC

Classics for Young People
A growing number of children's literature classics are out of copyright and are available in full-text on the Internet. This site introduces you to The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and many other fantasy and adventure stories with the ability to read these full texts online!
Source:       David K. Brown

The Gutenberg Project
Beginning with their posting of the United States Declaration of Independence in 1971, Project Gutenberg has continued to expand their collection of E-texts. All books are in the public domain and ready for you to download. Individual copyright laws apply. Search by author, title, subject, notes, or get books in a specific language.
Source:       Project Gutenberg &

There are 30 books here ready for you to download, print, and assemble. If you’d like to go beyond this, click on a letter to begin. ‘A’ begins with 4-6 year old, age appropriate books and the list ends with 10-11 year olds at ‘Z.’ Each letter has a list of resources and levels of criteria for that specific age group.
Source:       Reading

ClassBrain and Tech TV
Inside the ClassBrain Reading Room for Parents & Teachers is an article concerning technology in the classroom and increasing your student’s reading skills. ClassBrain’s Cynthia Kirkeby highlights useful Internet tools that can help your students improve their reading skills. (A companion to the Call for Help show seen on Tech TV.)
Source:       ClassBrain, Inc.

Parents Library Page
This is a great page of library resources for parents concerning their child’s education. Learn ‘How to Raise a Reader’, how to keep your child safe online, and answer questions about public and school libraries. Get a list of good books for kids and find out what you can do to show your support for libraries.
Source:       ALA - American Library Association

Helping Your Child Become A Reader
A set of wonderful activities to help your child become a reader from a young age. It's never too young to begin.
Source:       U.S. Department of Education
California Library Directory
This library directory is organized by city, county, or zip code. Search for Academic, Law, Public, Non-Public, and School Libraries in your area from the California State Library Directory.
Source:       California State Library

Books for Kids
The Books for Kids Foundation is dedicated to promoting literacy among all children with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. They donate books, create libraries, and participate in reading programs within communities. Check out their list of web resources for more fun with books and reading.
Source:       The Books for Kids Foundation

Reading to Kids
Reading to Kids is a California-based organization dedicated to helping children become better readers. They gather children and volunteers into reading groups, and hold workshops for parents so they can help their children become good readers at home. They donate books directly to children and school libraries. Find out how you can benefit from this organization.
Source:       Reading to Kids

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