This committee favorite posts weekly about a recently published book for children or young adults. Each entry includes a book review, teaching "invitations," and "further explorations." Its authors are favorite presenters at UVU's Forum on Engaged Reading, and the blog's archive is a rich resource for readers and teachers alike!
Blogger Jill Tullo is a mother of two and a marketing strategist in Washington DC, with a passion for books. In her blog she shares what she's reading with her own children, offers tips for reading with children, and reviews books that she believes kids will love.
Veteran teacher Brian Wilhorn "has had his feet in the classroom" and "his nose in a book" for fifteen years. He says, "Once teachers ensure kids aren't illiterate, they need to ensure they aren't alliterate, and getting the best books into their hands is the biggest step." Be sure to read Brian's "soapbox" section!
This blog is just one of the many wonderful resources available through from Reading Rockets, a national multimedia literacy initiative – but it's the one we'd love to share with you here. Author Joanne Meier shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers along the same path.
Every month, TeachingBooks.net asks one distinguished author or illustrator to write a guest blog post that reveals insights about his/her process and craft.