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Amy Broadmoore
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How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents

Based on research on what parents and teachers can do to motivate kids to read as well as my own experience with kids, here are five tips for parents.
When my son Jack was in preschool, he read Charlotte’s Web aloud fluently to his classmates. When he was in kindergarten, he began disappearing into his room for a few hours every afternoon to read...
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Thanks, Leanna!
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Leveled Early Readers: Valuable Tool or Marketing Ploy?
The number of early readers being published has exploded. On one hand, this trend is great. Kids learning to read today have many more options to choose from than they have had in the past. They ar...
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I have mixed feelings about leveled readers and early readers. When someone really understands what is needed and implements it correctly, leveled readers can have a place in the reading process.  However it is often not done well. Amy - Nice post.
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This is the first in a series of three posts devoted to helping teachers find excellent nonfiction books to incorporate into their lesson plans.  #ccss   #kidlit   

Today: The textbook is dead.

http://delightfulchildrensbooks.com/2013/08/19/the-common-core-standards-are-here-time-to-incorporate-more-childrens-literature-in-classrooms/
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Do you have a blog and a story (or photo) about how you celebrated International Book Giving Day to share? Join our International Book Giving Day blog hop -- an neat way to share stories with others from around the world who celebrated.
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"Tomorrow is International Book Giving Day! To celebrate, I've just given a reading set of The Kid Whose Mum Kept Possums in her Bra to Lockyer Primary School in Albany Western Australia." -Aussie Author Dianne Wolfer

How will you celebrate International Book Giving Day?

Inspiration here: http://bookgivingday.com/photos-stories/
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The International Book Giving Day 2015 poster has just been revealed! This coming year's poster was designed by UK author/illustrator Chris Haughton! #giveabook

For those who don't know, International Book Giving Day is celebrated each year on February 14th! You are invited to celebrate by...

-Giving a book to a child on Valentine's Day!
-Donating new or gently used books to a local hospital, shelter etc.
-Organizing a book drive. 
-Leaving a book in a waiting room for children to read.
-Printing and hanging these posters in your community.

http://bookgivingday.com/2014/12/10/international-book-giving-day-2015-poster-revealed/
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An eye catching, smile eliciting poster. Nice. :)
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International Book Giving Day is coming up on February 14th! You are invited to celebrate by 1. giving a book to a child, 2. leaving a book in a waiting room or 3. donating gently used books to a second hand store or nonprofit organization.

International Book Giving Day just unveiled the International Book Giving Day 2014 poster! #giveabook
International Book Giving Day is coming up soon: February 14th! (Yep, that's also Valentine's Day.) For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to...
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Hi Amy,

I was doing some of Googling and you came up. I am looking for a way to purchase world books for children (wholesale) for my upcoming shop. I am a social worker and social entrepreneur, as part of my work, I want to teach people, especially children about the countries and cultures I visit through various Ethnic books. Can you recommend any good publishers and also books for that matter. I am based in London/UK. Cheers. Aneno x
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5 Tips for Encouraging Your Child to Read...
With the coming school year right around the corner, this is an excellent time to take steps to encourage your child to read. I truly believe that every child can learn to love reading. If you have...
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Photos of people from around the world giving books to kids on International Book Giving Day (February 14, 2013).

Read more about International Book Giving Day, including more stories of how people celebrated here: http://bookgivingday.com.
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What a great effort with great results!
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Happy International Book Giving Day: Five things you can do TODAY to celebrate! 

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"To celebrate [International Book Giving Day] I've just given a reading set of The Kid Whose Mum kept Possums in her Bra to Lockyer Primary School in Albany Western Australia." -Author Dianne Wolfer, Australia

How will you celebrate International Book Giving Day?

Inspiration here: http://bookgivingday.com/stories/
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    M.S. in Library Science, present
  • University of Minnesota
    M.S. in Ecology
  • University of Minnesota
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  • Grinnell College
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If you are interested in working with me to promote International Book Giving Day (February 14th) or are a fellow children's librarian or aspiring children's librarian (in my case) interested in exchanging ideas, you have come to the right place!
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