The Texas State Library & Archives Commission provides many resources through their Lone Star Dia page.
Teachers are important advocates for Children’s Day, Book Day. The American Federation of Teacher’s Share My Lesson website is a destination for educators who dedicate their time and professional expertise to provide the best education for students everywhere. visit their Día page to find lesson plans.
Twenty-three years of celebrating children and books. What a powerful duo!
Every day is Children’s Day, Book Day–all children, all cultures, all languages. On April 30th, all over the country in all languages including Spanish El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día) families, libraries, and schools, etc. plan special celebrations, just as we plan for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
We want to be a nation of readers! What are your special plans for sharing bookjoy?
Pat has a poem called “How to Say a Little Prayer” in The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog: and Other How-To Poems, a brand-new collection of poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Richard Jones.
So much snow this year in Santa Fe! How fortunate I feel safe and warm reading One Hundred Poems from the Chineseby Kenneth Rexroth.
“The city is full of flying pear flowers.”
I enjoy Penelope Lively’s Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived. All her wise and witty perceptions. How lucky I am to be a reader and to have access to books. Do you too savor that blessing? How it expands our lives and connects us across languages and countries. Diverse humans.
Across our country, educators—teachers, librarians, publishers–who are not only readers but reading advocates are planning their annual Children’s Day, Book Day celebrations on April 30th, a year of connecting children to bookjoy. Families join this yearlong commitment at home and can participate in the spring community celebrations.
Pat will be making several Sunday presentations at next weekend’s Tucson Festival of Books. We hope you can join us on Sunday, March 3:
WordJoy: Celebrating Poetry with Children
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Education Room 308
Explore ways of bringing the joy of poetry to children. Followed by a book signing from 12:30-1:00.
Student Union Kiva
Tucson poets Sally Roundhouse, Logan Philips and Mele Martinez join with Pat in reading from Encantado: Desert Monologues. Followed by a book signing at 3:30.
¡Bookjoy Gran Fiesta!
Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage
Familias and families, todos and everyone–gather around and listen closely: join us for a Book Fiesta with Pat! Enjoy a botanita (snack) and a free book!
The State Library of Ohio has announced that Tomás and the Library Lady has been selected as a featured book for the Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) initiative for 2019 & 2020. CTRO, a project of the State Library of Ohio and the Ohioana Library, spotlights Ohio authors and illustrators and promotes reading across Ohio.
CTRO has created a readers’ toolkit for Tomás and the Library Lady, written by Kathy Halsey, which features discussion questions and activities for young readers, teachers, librarians, and caregivers to extend the experience of reading the book. Download the toolkit.