Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Parents Magazine--Spotlight on Raising Readers

Mo Willems
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I just received my copy of Parents magazine in the mail yesterday, and was delighted to see that the November 2011 issue is all about raising readers.

Two of my favorite features in this month's issue are "YOUR CHILD-THRIVE IN 2025: Hit the Books" and "Read, Cook, Love".

"Hit the Books" is a fabulous article in which famous authors and illustrators like Mo Williams, author of the Knuffle Bunny series, talk about how they encourage and support a love of reading in their children.

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"Read, Cook, Love" showcases recipes that come from favorite children's books like: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Chicken Soup With Rice, The Runaway Bunny, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The recipes are super fun, and allow kids to "play" with, as well as make choices about thier food, making even the pickiest eaters likely to indulge.

Though you will have to purchase (or check it out at your library) the November 2011 issue of Parents in order to read some of these stellar articles (I think they are too new to be listed on the website-at least I can't find them), you can find various resources in the "Raise A Reader" section of their website. You'll find:
Any MANY MANY other resources.

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While you are checking out these resources, you should be aware that Parents is hosting a contest where kids can win gift cards for books, as well as money for their school libraries. Find the details by following the links here, because who doesn't love free books?!?!

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