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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.

January 17, 2007

Later this month, the winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal will be announced at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association (ALA). This honor will be determined by a group of 15 hardworking members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. More >

January 11, 2007

Have you ever stopped to think about a million? This gigantic number creeps into our everyday language (Gee, a million thanks ... It took a million years to get there!). But what is it? And what do kids need to know about the notion of a million? Why should they care? More >

January 4, 2007

I've often wondered what adults can do to help children and young adults cope with complicated lives in a complicated world. Several things came together for me when I had a chance to spend some time with author Nikki Grimes. More >

January 2, 2007

It's a pleasure for me to enter the world of blogging for Reading Rockets. Like my colleague and sister Reading Rockets blogger, Joanne Meier, I find this a bit daunting. More >

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