Share a Story-Shape a Future blog tour is on!

The overall theme of the week is It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader and bloggers around the world are sharing amazing ideas to sparkle kids literacy. There is much to read and think about and incorporate into our work in public libraries. Day 1 of the tour was hosted at the Scrub-a-Dub-Tub (Reading Tub blog) with the theme of "The Many Faces of Reading". Bloggers weighed in with stories about people who dedicate themselves to reading with kids in our community.

It's Day 2 of the tour which means The Book Chook is graciously hosting all things "Literacy My Way/Literacy Your Way". BC says "... I don't just equate literacy with reading. I believe it encompasses a range of activities and skills, all of which contribute to a child becoming literate."

Upcoming themes:

Day3 - Just the Facts: The Nonfiction Book Hook
Host: Sarah Mulhern @The Reading Zone
This is the day for exploring the different genres of nonfiction (biography and memoir, science, nature, math, etc), as well as the use (or not) of historical fiction.

Day4 - Reading Through the Ages: Old Faves & New Classics
Host: Donalyn Miller @the Book Whisperer
Topics include "boy books" and "girl books," as well as newer titles that fit with some classics we loved as kids.

Day5 - Reading for the Next Generation
Host: Jen @Jen Robinson's Book Page
Join us as we talk about how to approach reading when your interests and your child's don't match. It may be that you don't like to read but your child does, how to raise the reader you're not, and dealing with the "pressure" of feeling forced to read.

Be sure to stop by, read the great posts and add your own ideas of putting books and kids together!

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