Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Celebrate Family Literacy Day

Tomorrow is Family Literacy Day. Celebrate by reading your favourite kid's books with a young person. For tips on family activities or to find out about local events, check out ABC Canada.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

2010 National Ambassador of Young People's Literature appointed

I'm thrilled to hear that Katherine Patterson, one of my favorite writers, and author of Bridge to Terabithia, has been named the new National Ambassador of Young People's Literature by The Library of Congress in the US. I sure wish that Canada would follow their lead since kids who read tend to grow into adults who read. If you haven't read anything by Katherine Paterson, now's a good time to start. She's a powerhouse. You can pick up her books at any library, or better yet, support her by buying one of her many titles.

In the meantime, the wonderful Elizabeth Bird of A Fuse #8 Production fame has rounded up cool videos of past Ambasador, Mr. Scieszka. Check it out.