Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion The Collaborative Summer Library Program has named Kwame Alexander as this year’s Summer Reading Champion. The poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist takes over the post held most recently by Kate DiCamillo, who championed summer reading for ... 03/23/2017 - 8:47 am | View Link
Summer Easy Reader Printable Books for Kids New readers sail through the easy books they are reading and it is often hard to keep up with the demand. I’m always on the hunt for literacy ideas and resources for beginning readers. It can be difficult to find very easy readers at libraries and ... 03/18/2017 - 6:44 am | View Link
Explore these ideas and more! Some families have a hard enough time keeping food on the table, let alone books on the shelves. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to feed your child's appetite for literacy and without sacrificing your ability to feed your family. Check out 20+ places ... 03/18/2017 - 5:14 am | View Link
Scholastic’s Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest Opens “As a reluctant reader growing up, I’ve experienced firsthand the power and impact of being able to choose the books I wanted to read as a kid, without judgment,” said Pilkey in a statement. “We all know that reading is important, but there’s a ... 03/15/2017 - 9:02 am | View Link
Schools, Families, Libraries And Community Partners Can Encourage Kids To Take A Reading Adventure With The 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge "As a reluctant reader growing up, I've experienced firsthand the power and impact of being able to choose the books I wanted to read as a kid, without judgment. We all know that reading is important, but there's a certain kind of reading that is life ... 03/15/2017 - 2:24 am | View Link
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Infinite Summer This is the third of a four-part roundtable discussion with the Infinite Summer Guides. Infinite Summer: Looking back, do parts of the novel that seemed superfluous ... 03/22/2017 - 12:54 pm | View Website
Reader photos: Dog days of summer Gallery: This is the summer of Scout, a nine-month-old Corgi. Owner Ed Terhaar of Plymouth says some of her favorite summer activities are swimming in her clown fish ... 03/22/2017 - 8:51 am | View Website
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver Prodigal Summer | 2000. Barbara Kingsolver, a writer praised for her"extravagantly gifted narrative voice" (New York Times Book Review), has created with this novel a ... 03/21/2017 - 8:34 pm | View Website
By Steve Donoghue, Special To The Washington Post
As the publisher of Quirk Books, Jason Rekulak has brought the reading public a fan favorite: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” by Ransom Riggs. Riggs’ book — along with all its sequels — has soared in popularity through the combination of whimsy and stagy nostalgia that fuels so much of the young-adult lit craze.
David Simon has one thing in common with the 45th president of the United States, whom he has criticized on social media and in public: He understands the power of television, Twitter and other electronic media to instantly disseminate ideas in ways the printed word never could.
Simon, 57, is the creator of HBO’s genre-defying/defining series “The Wire,” whose achingly realistic marks can still be seen on nearly every police procedural or crime drama of worth since its finale in 2008.
By Bill Sheehan, Special To The Washington Post
In 2014, three years after surviving a near-fatal auto accident, Greg Iles returned to fiction in high style with “Natchez Burning,” an immense, brooding crime novel rooted in the tragic racial history of the American South. One year later, Iles published “The Bone Tree,” an equally immense continuation that moved the narrative forward into dark and disturbing new territory.