3 Books to Read Today for #ReadAcrossAmerica

Today, March 2, 2015 is Read Across America Day, celebrated on the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Rebecca Crown Library has three books to read today that commemorate the occasion.

For Everybody:

catinthehatThe Cat in the Hat

By: Dr. Seuss

If you’re unfamiliar with the plot of The Cat in the Hat, this blog isn’t going to ruin it for you.  A cat visits two children at home on a rainy day and the plot thickens.

For Library Science Students and Librarians:

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's GuideYoung Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian’s Guide

By: Rosemary Chance

From ARBA -“. . . an easy-to-use textbook for young adult librarians and those studying in the field. This book will aid those working with teens and pre-teens to find the books that will suit them on any given subject. Chance offers popular titles in the given genres as well as professional resources to guide librarians as they make referrals and build their own collections. The book is divided clearly into individual sections, first introducing readers to young adults and their literature then moving on through various types of material, including magazines, manga, fiction, and nonfiction. Each section offers practical advice in material selection as well as how to promote and use literature wherever there are potential young adult readers. The textbook includes a long list of professional references of various formats; there is also a comprehensive index at the end. This is one of many books on young adult literature. For the library or librarian needing a book on how to purchase and understand young adult literature then this is a good place to start.”

For Teachers:

IIn the Middlen the Middle, Third Edition: A Lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents

By: Nancie  Atwell

From the author -“The third edition of In the Middle is my invitation to English teachers, both veterans and novices, to understand writing, reading, and the workshop from the inside and to recognize our potential to influence our students’ literacy for a lifetime. Like the two that preceded it, this edition represents my current best set of blueprints for how I build and maintain a writing-reading workshop-the expectations, demonstrations, models, choices, resources, rules and rituals, pieces of advice, words of caution, and ways of thinking, planning, looking, and talking that make it possible for every student to read with understanding and pleasure and aspire to and produce effective, strong writing.”

See also:

Dr. Seuss Google Doodle

Read Across America


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