Welcome to Day #11 of Bloggers Read Across the Globe (BRAG) — Promoting Children’s Reading and Literacy
Children’s Literacy Headline: Years of research show that when
adults read to children, discussing story content, asking open-ended questions about story events, explaining the meaning of words, and pointing out features of print, they promote increased language development, comprehension of story content, knowledge of story structure, and a better understanding of language– all of which lead to literacy success. The Science of Early Childhood Development: Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do. Cambridge, MA.
Today, BRAG features children’s book authors who not only write great books, but share a fundamental commitment to children’s reading and literacy. Here’s introducing. . . “Children’s Book Authors — Writing for Reading.”
Bobbi Carducci — Storee Wryter Gets A Dog
Bobbi Carducci is an award-winning short story writer and feature columnist for About Families Publications and Arts and Entertainment, an international online magazine. Her children’s book, Storee Wryter Gets A Dog, was named A Best Dog Book for Young Readers in Cesar’s Way Magazine, the official publication of Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer. It also received a prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. Bobbi is president of Community Voice Media and Director of the Young Voices Foundation. Storee Wryter Gets A Dog is published by Tate Publishing and is available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.
Martha Steward — Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear
Darby’s Story is an educational tool for uncertain pet adopters. This short book tells the heartwarming story of Darby. A delightful family/children’s book with expressions of love and devotion inspires pet adoption. Bangle Bear is an adventurous story of an adopted tailless cat, historically called a Manx. Discover the Manx cat called “Bear,” how she teaches her human pets what “cat time” is, that presents are a good thing, and any time is second breakfast.
Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear are a Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Recipient. Martha was inspired to write after the family pet, Darby passed away and her grown son was serving our country. She captures 15 years of devotion, love and adventures between Darby and a 6-year-old boy growing up together. Martha blogs at https://marthasteward64.wordpress.com/
Lynne L. Finch is the author of “The No-Cash Allowance” has been named ‘Best Parenting Book’ by the Mom’s Choice Awards®. She is an award-winning children’s writer who also writes, blogs, and presents seminars on kids and money. I’m sure you’ll enjoy Lynne’s website at WalnutRow.com
Nancy K. Wallace — The Christmas Cats
The Christmas Cats is Nancy’s first picture book. Her chapter book series, Abby and the Book Bunch, will be released in January 2013. She is a frequent contributor to LibrarySparks magazine. Please visit her blog at FairySockMother.com