March, 2012

Spring into Literacy

Last year we highlighted six early skills based on Every Child Ready to Read.  The program has been revised to include five easy to remember literacy skills. They are presented below with examples from I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd- a recommended spring read. WHAT are these early literacy skills? WHY is this important? HOW…

Zoroastrian New Year

Happy Zoroastrian New Year! Commonly referred to as “Persian New Year,” the vernal equinox (first day of spring) is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in some countries and regions, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Albania, northwestern China, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kurdish Iraq, and Azerbaijan, among others. The holiday dates back approximately 3,000 years…

St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day … … with an annual festival and parade in San Francisco, children’s activities, and a favorite holiday-themed children’s book. In San Francisco, the 161st annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the parade starting at 11:30 a.m. The festival is a family…

Staff Picks for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month with worldwide celebrations of International Women’s Day on March 8th. In true Raising A Reader fashion, we celebrate with books! Please enjoy these staff favorites, featuring female characters, from our rotating collection. Click on the images below to learn more about each title.     Visit KidLit Celebrates Women’s History…