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CBC Online

This week (November 17-23, 1997) marks the 78th anniversary of National Children's Book Week. The CBC, administrator of this event since 1945, offers suggestions for ways to celebrate National Children's Book Week to teachers, parents and librarians. Year round this site provides a rich source of information and links related to children's literature. Within one of the five general user...

https://www.cbcbooks.org/
A Compact for Reading & School-Home Links

Established by legislation, A Compact for Reading is "a written agreement among families, teachers, principals, and students to work together to help improve the reading skills of kindergarten through third grade children." A joint effort of the Education Department, the Corporation for National Service, the Los Angeles Times, and Little Planet Learning, this site offers materials designed to help...

https://www2.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/index.html
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement

Representing a consortium of educators from five universities (including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the University of Georgia) the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) is a national center for research on early reading. With substantial support from the Department of Education, CIERA conducts research into the nature of enabling young...

http://www.ciera.org/
Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a program, initiated by public television and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, that addresses how young children learn to read, why they struggle to read, and how adults can help. The Reading Rockets website takes a multimedia approach to getting information out to parents and educators. To read the site in Spanish, click on "En espanol" halfway down the page, on the...

https://www.readingrockets.org/
Read.gov

The Center for the Book, in the Library of Congress, was established in the late 1970s to promote reading, literacy and libraries. Their website offers a great many "Resources" on the menu on the left side of any page, including "Author Webcasts", "Booklists", and "Local/Community Resources". The "Author Webcasts" include videos of such authors as Tom Gjelten, Stephenie Meyer, Chinua Achebe, and...

http://www.read.gov/
Choices Reading Lists

The International Reading Association has crafted these Choices Reading Lists for librarians, teachers, students, and anyone else with a passion for reading. There are three sets: Children’s Choices, Young Adults' Choices, and Teachers' Choices. Each list is fully annotated with additional information such as fact sheets, information on the texts selected, and some information about the criteria...

https://literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/reading-lists