In honor of Dr. Seuss‘ birthday (March 2nd) is Read Across America Day. Dr. Seuss sparked reading with fun rhymes and good messages. The National Education Association (NEA) marked the calendar this year for March 1st, so schools across the country can participate. Schools, libraries, and other locations plan special activities for this event. So, grab your Dr. Seuss hat and any book to READ, READ, READ! Every day is great day for reading!
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.
In schools and communities,
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 1st
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day.
(National Education Association Read Across America Poem)
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
People normally associate picture books with well, pictures. There doesn’t have to be any text to understand the book. A picture truly can be worth a thousand words. Wordless picture books can be used in many ways. I’m going to review completely wordless picture books about twice a month.
Here are some elements that can be used with wordless picture books. Of course, many of these elements can be used with any book.
- Sparks imagination.
- Understand basic story structure (beginning, middle, end)
- Increases & enhances vocabulary that isn’t on the page.
- Mixed reading levels and ages are on a level playing field.
- Make story predictions through the illustrations.
- Create dialog between characters on the same page.
- Examine the character’s actions and traits.
- Promotes creativity.
- Encourages interaction with the book.
- It’s fun to read!
There are 52 items on this list for ways to use your library card, which makes it one idea for each week of the year. I didn’t create this list, but it’s a good general idea. I’m sure you can think of many more wonderful ways you can use your library card. So get out there and enjoy your library!1. Get to know your librarian, the ultimate search engine @ your library. 2. Browse your favorite Web site(s).
3. Plan your next vacation.
4. Find a list of childcare centers in your area.
5. Learn about local candidates for office.
6. Pick up voter registration information.
7. Reserve the latest mystery.
8. Pick up a video.
9. Listen to a classical CD.
10. Participate in a community forum.
11. Find out how to navigate the Internet.
12. Prepare your resume.
13. Get new ideas for redecorating your house.
14. Get a list of community organizations.
15. Attend a lecture or workshop.
16. Hear a local author reading his/her latest novel.
17. Join a book discussion group.
18. Attend preschool story hour with your child.
19. Get homework help.
20. Look up all kinds of health information 21. Research the purchase of a new car.
22. Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel.
23. Call the reference desk if you have a question.
24. Research your term paper.
25. Learn about the history or your city or town.
26. Decide which computer to buy using a consumer guide.
27. Check your stock portfolio.
28. Read a newspaper from another country. 29. Borrow an audiobook for your next road trip. 30. Use the library’s resources to start a small business. 31. See a new art exhibit.
32. Volunteer as a literacy tutor.
33. Find a new recipe.
34. Ask for a recommended reading list for your kids.
35. Make photocopies.
36. Get a book from interlibrary loan.
37. Enroll your child in a summer reading program.
38. Take a computer class.
39. Hear a poetry reading.
40. Take out the latest fashion magazine.
41. Enjoy a concert.
42. Trace your family tree.
43. Check out a special collection of rare books.
44. Check out a legal question or issue.
45. Find out how to file a consumer complaint.
46. Get nostalgic by looking at old magazines.
47. Borrow some sheet music.
48. Learn how to use a database or computerized catalog.
49. Find the latest romance paperback.
50. Pick up tax forms.
51. Get some Internet training.
52. Find a quiet spot, curl up with a book and enjoy.
September is a fabulous month for libraries. (Every month is a wonderful month for libraries.) September is library card sign-up month. American Library Association along with other organizations are promoting the library and obtaining a library card. Individuals submit a photo of themselves or with family and show why your library card is so important. Along with the photo the individual states why their library card is so valuable. There will then be a random drawing and a lucky individual will win a Target gift card (U.S. residents only). Adults, children, and even the family dog can be in the photo as long as the library is somehow promoted. Click HERE to submit a photo.
I discovered that this post from last year received almost 300 views just today! I thought I’d reblog the post since it’s library card sign up month!
The library opens up so many possibilities to individuals and the community. It’s a shame that so many libraries in the United States faced with economic troubles have closed. My own city closed two libraries. It is during challenging times that individuals most use their public library. The library provides résumé workshops, job search tutorials, technology support, guest speaker seminars, research on computers, and much more. It’s a safe place where individuals interact with the community and gain information. At the library you can learn a new language, listen to audio books, sample new music, complete homework, catch up on the latest DVDs, attend book readings, participate in summer reading programs, listen to story hour, socialize during teen activities, watch…
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Publication Date: September 27, 2012
Price: $19.99 eBook and $21.00 Hardback
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Attention muggles, Harry Potter is now available to read as an eBook for various readers, smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, and computers!!! You need to purchase your Harry Potter eBooks on the third-party website, www.pottermore.com. Then click the lower right button for eBooks at the Pottermore Shop.
The eBook prices range from $7.99 (earlier books) to $9.99 (later books). The audio book prices range from $29.99 (earlier books) to $44.99 (later books). You can also save %10 by buying all seven books. Here are some questions and answers to hopefully help.
Currently, the books are only available in English, but soon they will be available in more languages.
The Harry Potter eBooks are provided in EPUB format, which is most common for readers. What devices are compatible with the Pottermore Shop eBooks?:
- Sony Reader (PRS—505 & PRS—700)
- Sony Reader WiFi (PRS—T1)
- Sony Tablet S & Sony Tablet P (SGPT1XX & SGPT212)
- Daily Edition (PRS—900BC & PRS 950SC)
- Pocket Edition (PRS—300SC & PRS—350SC)
- Touch Edition (PRS—600BC & PRS 650BC)
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy S
- HTC EVO
- Motorola Droid
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Asus Transformer
- Asus Iconia Tab
- Motorola Xoom
- Toshiba Thrive
- Other mobile and tablet devices running Android v1.5 or higher (i.e. PanDigital Novel)
- All Amazon Kindle devices and reading apps
- NOOK and NOOKcolor (including Nook first edition, Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color)
- Kobo eReader (including Kobo eReader, eReader wireless and Kobo Touch)
- iPhone running iOS v4.2 or newer
- iPad running iOS v4.2 or newer
- iPod touch running iOS v4.2 or newer
Most eBook–reading devices support the EPUB format. For a comprehensive list, visithttp://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices or check your manufacturer’s guidelines to see if this applies to your device.
How do I download the eBook?:
In order, to buy the Harry Potter eBook you need to set up a Pottermore Shop account. If you were lucky enough to get early access to Pottermore you still need to make a separate Pottermore Shop account. Click on the eBook you wish to purchase and add it to your basket. After it’s in your basket, proceed to the checkout.
How many times can I download each eBook?:
You’re able to download each eBook eight times for your personal use at no additional cost.
I was one of the lucky few who got to experience Pottermore early in October. It will open to everyone next month! Pottermore is an awesome online reading experience. You learn more about the books and become part of the story yourself. Click on the message to hear more about it from J. K. Rowling.
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