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Monday, December 12, 2011

Glad News and Sad News

GLAD TIDINGS


A Book on Every Bed!


Idea Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-Winner David McCullough

A wonderful tradition to begin (or continue):


"Take a book.

Wrap it....

Place it on a child's bed so it's the first thing the child sees on Christmas morning (or whatever holiday you celebrate).

That's it."


"Introducing books and reading very early in life will write indelibly on a child's future. ... This is not a fundraising appeal. This is not about selling or buying books (the book you give can be passed down).


"A Book on Every Bed" is an appeal to spread the love of reading from parents to children. We also want to encourage families to share books by reading aloud."


Click on David McCullough's picture to read more about it!





Lisa writes: "So, there I was in the Bank Street College Bookstore, looking for my holiday gifts when I found myself helping other shoppers find the perfect book for their nieces, nephews, grandchildren and young cousins. I must have lost track of time and was startled when I heard my husband shout over from the stairs, “She doesn’t work here! Lisa, get back to your own shopping!” My gift to readers for this holiday season is the 4th annual Books to Give Kids You Don’t Know Very Well."


She has organized the selections by age levels and interest. Click on Lisa's picture to take a look!









SADLY...







Thursday, December 01, 2011

Good Books Make GRRREAT Gifts!



'Tis the season for great gift giving and we have ideas for you!!!



Below is a link to ALSC's (Association for Library Service to Children) lists of books for a child's home library. They are lovely, colorful brochures for you to print and distribute to querying grandparents, aunts, uncles and so on for gift-giving ideas. Delightfully, some of our personal favorites are included!