Thursday, August 16, 2012

Similar Books

Every so often I find books that are really similar to one another and I've started a document with all of the similar books grouped together. I've been able to suggest books to children based on this list of books I've gathered, and I've been wanting to post it for others to be able to use for some time. This will be the first of the groups, and all of the posts with similar books will have the same tag in case you are looking for more themes. I will continue to edit the posts as I add more similar books to groups I have already posted.

For this first theme I am going with some of my favorite books (although you will find that all of these books are wonderful!). All of these books have animals that write help columns or letters. Animals + Writing = Awesome!!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Harry Potter Kids Club

Rowling Webcast Will Promote New Potter Kids Club

Associated Press, Tue, July 31, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling's next book is for adults, but she will be on hand this fall to help promote a new club for kids, the Harry Potter Reading Club.

Scholastic Inc. announced Tuesday that Rowling will participate in a live webcast at noon, Oct. 11 from her hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland, taking live questions from her young fans for the first time since 2007, when the last Potter book came out. The discussion will take place on , the website for an online Potter club launched Tuesday by Scholastic.

Designed for schools and libraries and parents, the new club will include discussion guides, a glossary, interactive features and information on community events. Rowling will contribute original commentary. She has a novel for grown-ups out in September, "The Casual Vacancy."

I really love this! It would be my dream to have this at the library where I work!