Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Start Your Holiday Shopping Now with Book Suggestions from Reading Rockets

The 2011 Gift Book Guide Makes Holiday Shopping Easy!
Reading Rockets' 2011 Books as Gifts Guide makes it easy to find great books kids will enjoy. Created by children's literature expert Maria Salvadore, the list is a delightful collection of 80+ terrific nonfiction and fiction titles for kids ages 0-9 and includes recommendations for kids to read on their own and books for kids to read with a caring adult. Purchase from the annotated list online or print the buying guide to take with you on your shopping trip to the bookstore.

You can also share Season’s Readings using Reading Rockets' free e-cards. Reading themed holiday e-cards were created for Reading Rockets by award-winning children's book illustrators Bruce Degen, Mary Azarian, Loreen Leedy, David Carter, Robert Sabuda, Marie-Louise Gay, Chris Raschka, and Marc Brown.

Parents, guardians, homeschoolers, and other family members might want to check out snowy storytime ideas with Reading Rockets’ Family Literacy Bag featuring The Snowy Day. Designed to encourage hands-on fun and learning centered around paired fiction and nonfiction books, The Snowy Day Family Literacy Bag offers interactive activities to encourage parents to read to their children and talk about what they are reading together in order to promote a joy of reading and literacy achievement.