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Maria Salvadore

Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

June 24, 2008

If I told you that Starling Burgess had died, you'd probably ask who he is. But I sure have heard many wistful 'ahs' when people learned that Tasha Tudor died this past June at age 92. (She legally changed her name early on.) More >

June 13, 2008

I remember when my son was in preschool. His teacher was very excited when he brought in his favorite book — and then 'read' it (verbatim) to the other kids. More >

June 13, 2008

Our normally calm dog turned into Velcro the other night; she became stuck to my side. By the time the thunder and lightning subsided, I was ready to go into a closet with my trembling pooch. It was a sound and light show provided by Mother Nature. More >

May 30, 2008

I have always liked the books by Mem Fox, the Australian author whose stories have been popular among children for a long time. More >

May 22, 2008

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. It's got a serious side that should not be forgotten: to honor those who have died in service to our country. But the start of summer represents another important period — when children's learning begins to drop off . More >

May 15, 2008

The adult world has a way of creeping into children's lives. I meet children and young people whose lives are impacted by the issues adults like to think are exclusively adult problems. But that just isn't true. More >

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"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943