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Every week is National Young Readers Week

Today concludes the official celebration of National Young Readers Week. But if the goals of the founders — Pizza Hut and the Library of Congress Center for the Book — are realized, then children will become lifelong readers, making every week one for readers of all ages. (Learn more about National Young Readers Week (opens in a new window).)

Often teachers and parents intrigue and inspire young readers by offering rich, diverse, and engaging books for children to read independently or with an adult. Add to that a mix of interesting tidbits that give insight and information about the books and those who create them. Then who knows what may be read next?

Longtime critic, publisher, and children’s book enthusiast, Anita Silvey, is offering just such a stimulating combination with her Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac. (opens in a new window) It’s fun and fresh — and even those of us who read a lot of children’s books will find something new.

These just may be the first step in making each day and every week contribute to creating lifelong readers.

About the Author

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.

Publication Date
November 12, 2010