Everything we do as parents, teachers, and families helps when promoting literacy and literature. Participating in something as fun and simple as World Book Night is the best kind of support because it reminds all of us -- kids and grown-ups alike -- of the joy of reading. To be involved all you have to do is mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 23, and remember to choose a book from the 2014 list of selected titles to read by yourself or in the company of a young bookworm. Visit http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/books/2014 for a list of books (or choose your own), and let's get reading!
Although there's nothing quite like picturing your own characters and settings while reading a fabulous book, here are some current young adult novels primed for a possible move to the silver screen: http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/teen-movie-comeback-ya-books
These days teen moviegoers are lining up to see "Divergent," an adaptation of Veronica Roth's book about a society divided into five groups dedicated to a particular virtue, and the choices 16-year-olds must make to identify themselves for the rest of their lives. "Divergent" as well as its series successors "Insurgent" and "Allegiant" are currently on the shelves at Bank Street Bookstore.
"Eleanor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell is one of ten YA titles in VANITY FAIR's roundup of possible book-to-movie adaptations. Don't miss your chance to create your own cinematic scenes while reading. Come pick up a copy of this and other great new young adult books at Bank Street Bookstore today!
Every year since 1967 International Children's Book Day has been celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday. This year's event, designed to call attention to outstanding children's books of all kinds, takes place Wednesday, April 2. So do your best and do your part to be involved with favorite authors, illustrators, and titles on this special day -- and EVERY day that puts reading with kids first! For more information, visit the International Board on Books for Young People website at http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=269.