Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reading, CYBILS and A New Top 100 List


I got home late last night and caught the tail end of Rock Center, hosted by Brian Williams on NBC. The information about the show indicated that there had been a segment on an innovative reading program between a charter school and a public school in Rhode Island.

Today, I checked NBC's website and found the segment. The innovative aspect is the collaboration between the charter and public schools, not the reading instructional approach, which is being implemented in schools around the country.

It is always great to see teachers working together for the benefit of their students!
















The 6th Annual CYBILS (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) were announced on Valentine's Day. Winners included:

Book Apps: The Monster at the End of This Book

Fiction Picture Book: Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Nonfiction Picture Book: I Feel Better with a Frog  in My Throat by Carlyn Beccia

Easy Reader: I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems

Easy Chapter Book: Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke

Poetry: Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko

Graphic Novels: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright; illustrations by Barry Moser

Middle Grade Fiction: Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman

YA Nonfiction: Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming

YA Graphic Novel: Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

YA Fantasy and Science Fiction: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

YA Fiction: Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach



The new "100 Greatest Books for Kids" list has just been released from Scholastic and Parent's Magazine. Which book is number one? You guessed it, E. B. White's Charlotte's Web! Here are the next nine on the list:

2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
 4. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jacks Keats
5. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
7. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
10. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel


Click on this link to see the full list.

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