Connecticut Association of School Librarians


Common Core Implementation:

Digging Deeper into the Common Core: Text Complexity April 2012

Becoming a CORE NINJA: Mastering the Common Core Standards

SLJ article on Common Core with links to quality nonfiction 9/4/12


Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children's Literacy, Study Finds


Connecticut Children's & YA Authors & Illustrators

Other Links:

Kathleen Baxter on nonfiction

Betsy Bird's blog

(elem) Mr. Schu's Reading Road Trip

Cooperative Children's Book Center

LitWorld - their mission is to use the power of story to cultivate literacy skills

AASL Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading

AASL Position Statement on the Value of Independent Reading in the Library Media Program 

AASL Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels

readergirlz, an award-winning literacy and social media project for teens

Leading to Reading 

Trelease on Reading


Jack Prelutsky

Nancy Pearl

Planet Esme (Raji Codell)

SLJ's Battle of the Kids Books blog

How School Librarians Can Assist You:  Reading with Your Children

Advice from the Book Whisperer and others about teaching reading

WOW, Worlds of Words blog

Book2Cloud is "dedicated to the creation of collaborative digital eBooks where readers interact with author's work."

Reading Levels Chart comparing Lexile, AR, DRA, Fountas Pinnell and Guided Reading

Reading First, Libraries Last: An Historical Perspective on the Absence of Libraries in Reading Education Policy (Journal of Education July 2012)

Lit2Go a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format

Picture Book Month

FictFact helps you read fiction book series in order and easily find out which book is next with a custom list based on your favorite series.

Transforming Libraries: Ebooks & Digital Content

Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report 1/14/13

Learning Disabled Book Characters (150 books)

Best Books List indexed for point of need

Library of Congress Letters About Literature contest


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