Fiction February: Read-Aloud Videos for Every Day of the Month!

A few months ago we celebrated Nonfiction November and shared read-aloud videos of some of our favorite nonfiction books. We had so much fun we thought we’d show some love to fiction next! Throughout the month of February, we’re sharing read-aloud videos of twenty-eight different fiction picture books! The videos are yours to share with students and readers, whether you’re watching them in your classroom or library or using them for hybrid and distance learning. Featured read-alouds include two laugh-out-loud Monkey with a Tool Belt titles, fan-favorite Dino-Basketball, the celebrated and heartfelt story A Map into the World, and more! Keep reading to see the video release schedule!

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Foster Equitable Access to Engaging Books this Summer!

Summer Starts Now!

“Summer is a critical time for literacy skills. Things like decoding, letter knowledge, and word reading skills are very susceptible to decay without frequent practice.”

James Kim, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University

The weather outside may be frightful, but planning summer reading can be delightful. ESSER and Title I Funding makes it possible to send students home with take-home book packs that build literacy skills and engage the entire family. Here are some ways to get books into the hands of students this summer:

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We Have Answers!: Follow up to the Webinar 5 Ways to Increase Nonfiction Circulation and Create Passionate Nonfiction Readers

Lerner was thrilled to sponsor this SLJ Webcast on October 13, 2022, featuring eight library leaders talking about how librarians can get kids more interested and excited about the nonfiction books in their collection. The speakers had such great ideas for generating excitement and enthusiasm for books—ranging from March madness brackets and virtual field trips to creating clever displays, using picture books with older readers, and posting reader reviews. However, we ran out of time to have the speakers answer all the questions in the chat from viewers. The speakers kindly responded to the questions in writing, and we’re happy to post them here.

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