We decided to include a section for parents in our “readers by age” to share books about reading and children’s literature, and also to introduce some great reads about children at different ages, too. There are some engaging collections of essays and short stories about the experience of having daughters, sons, toddler, twins, or teens: quick reads to capture your attention when you have a few minutes to spare, and longer books that you’ll look forward to returning to. From poems and plays to informative non-fiction pieces, we hope the suggestions in this category will grow with your continued input.
Home is Where the Books Are
How Screen Time Affects Young Children: A Review of INTO THE MINDS OF BABES
Good Night iPad: A Delightful Parody
Give the Gift of Books
Celebrating Board Games and Family Fun
Get Ready to Celebrate Chocolate Cake Day, January 27th
New Books for Toddlers that Parents Enjoy Reading
August 26th is National Dog Day
August 21st is Poet’s Day
October is ADOPT A SHELTER DOG Month
Celebrating STAR WARS: May the 4th Be With You!
Downton Abbey for Children’s Literature Fans
February is Library Lovers Month
Scotland and England Celebrate National Storytelling Day on October 27th
Literary Vacations: Children’s Book Museums
Literary Vacations: Special Books, Special Places
World Book Night
Cool Libraries of the World
Bookshelves in Public Spaces
My Ideal Bookshelf: What Does Yours Look Like?
Bringing Kids to Museums: Tips, Suggestions, and Resources
Milk and Bookies: Get Involved!
Celebrate National Doughnut Day!
Universal Letter-Writing Week
Hans Christian Anderson’s Birthday
Interview Your Own Little Reader/Writer, Part 2
Favorite Colors-From Babies and Beyond
Why I Chose a Bilingual Program
Three Cheers for Bilingual Education
Father’s Day 2012
Playing Poker Promotes Literacy
The Amelia Bloomer Project
Ancient Celtic Festivals-Beltane
April 27th: National Story Day! Tell a Story
For Mother’s Day, I Asked For. . .
Twins in School-Online Resources
Twice as Nice-or Double the Trouble: Early Childhood Books on Twins
What to Read to A Newborn
Book Pairings: One for You and One for Me
Creativity in Action
A Few of Our Favorite Things: Kids’ Books 2010
Interview Your Own Little Reader/Writer
An Awesome Book of Thanks!
A Little (Cheap) Therapy
What’s So Great About Play?
Why Old-Fashioned Play is So Important
Book Flights and Book Pairings
Wear a Great Book
Father’s Day, Blog Style
Taking Play Seriously
My Daughter Wants to Read Twilight
Read Across America