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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.

December 20, 2007

We're home for the holidays. In fact today was my son's last day of school until after the start of the New Year. We'll take in movies, visit with friends and family, and continue to share books. More >

December 12, 2007

It's interesting to think about a holiday season with no books. I'm talking about the traditional book, and picture books in particular. More >

December 6, 2007

I can't help it. I think in book titles. Yesterday was A Snowy Day. I do enjoy Snow. More >

November 28, 2007

There's been a lot of talk about peace lately: efforts to open dialogue between contentious countries of the Middle East; how to achieve it in Iraq and Afghanistan and even how to reach it in U.S. cities. These days, even retailers hawk "peace on earth." More >

November 15, 2007

On this day 100 years ago a woman was born who would write dozens of books, including one about an extraordinarily strong, very red-headed, independent character who resonates still with young readers — Pippi Longstocking (Puffin). Happy birthday, Astrid Lindgren! More >

November 14, 2007

A link sent to me by Joanne Meier, Sound It Out blogger, reminded me that all too often we take for granted that kids know how to handle money. The article suggested that books can help adults teach children how. More >



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"There is no substitute for books in the life of a child." — May Ellen Chase