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Hot off The Press: Reading is FUN-damental

Posted on: April 26, 2012

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I’ve always loved books.  I’m sure in my past life I was a librarian!  Many people don’t know I have secret collection of children’s books.  One of my favorite things is reading picture books to toddlers, acting out the characters, seeing the joy and excitement in their eyes as we explore the many worlds reading can take you…

I have the pleasure of serving on the Bank Street Children’s Book committee (CBC). Formerly known as the Child Study Association, CBC has been selecting and evaluating trade children’s books for over a century and publishing recommended reading guides.

Reading to children is one of the most important things a parent can do to help encourage in their children academic achievement, creativity, social skills. Plus it’s just plain FUN.   Our committee just released two amazing resources:

Best Children’s Books of the Year

Each year our committee reviews the slate of newly published children’s books and make recommendations for the Best Children’s Books of the year.  The list is compiled by age and is FREE!  Here is our list for 2012!

http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2012/

Read Aloud List

How do parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers know which books are the best to read aloud to children?

Look no further, our committee read, reviewed, and annotated the best of the best read alouds to create The Best Books to Read Aloud with Children of All Ages.  A Bank Street College Innova Grant provided funding for marketing and technical conversion of content provided by CBC volunteers.

The Best Books To Read Aloud eBook is for sale for only $2.99 in the following formats:

(Those without an eReader can download a free Amazon Kindle app or a free Barnes & Noble Nook app for computers, tablets, and smart phones.)

To learn more about Bank Street Children’s Book Committee visit
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