Early Childhood Literacy

900 Children’s Books

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Book Selection, Curious City Decade, Early Childhood Literacy | 1 comment

900 Children’s Books

For the 10th March in the Curious City Decade, I will stand before a circle of doctors, nurses, home health professionals, early childhood educators, librarians, Kindergarten teachers, parents, and grandparents while they read, review, revel in, and (sometimes) reject close to 100 children’s book titles for ages Birth to Five. As the Book Consultant for Raising Readers, I have the year long pleasure of prescreening every baby, toddler, and PreK book published to arrive at the 80-100 that the committee will further vet at this annual meeting. After long deliberation, 12 of those titles...

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Raising Readers Selects…

Posted by on Mar 17, 2012 in Book Selection, Early Childhood Literacy, Raising Readers | Comments Off on Raising Readers Selects…

Curious City’s proudest contribution to Raising Readers is preselecting 80-100 children’s books for ages 0-4 for the honorable Raising Readers Book Selection Committee to review.   The committee gathers annually to rank and comment on board books and picture books.  Four hours of children’s book critique with the doctors, home visiting nurses, early childhood educators, literacy specialists, parents, and others is an experience that always enlightens and surprises me.   Out of those conversations and title rankings come the annual Raising Readers book collection...

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Raising Readers Presents…Launches

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Author Event, Early Childhood Literacy, Raising Readers | Comments Off on Raising Readers Presents…Launches

  Raising Readers Presents...launched on Read Across America Day with an evening of readings and activities associated with John and Ann Hassett’s picture book, Too Many Frogs!.  Curious City was delighted to help plan and MC the event at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine.     A discussion with pediatrician Dr. Osborne of South Portland Pediatrics about Raising Readers was followed by a reading by the Hassetts and a painting activity that delivered a lesson on the amazing attributes of frogs.   Share...

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