Tuesday, May 01, 2007

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May: Get Caught Reading Month

Curl up with a good book this month and get caught reading!
A nationwide campaign to remind everyone how much fun it is to read.

Started in 1999, "Get Caught Reading" is the brainchild of former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Association of American Publishers.

This year’s featured celebrity is Yoda; who is also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. Yoda’s poster and other posters of celebrities caught reading are available from AAP.

May 1 – Mother Goose DayGet Caught reading Mother Goose – use nursery rhymes to teach the ABC’s, counting and vocabulary in entertaining ways.

4 Mother Goose Sites of Interest . . . .

Mother Goose Rhymes
ideas, silly rhymes and illustrated rhymes from the Germantown Academy in PA
Mother Goose Society
rhymes, recipes, finger plays and more
Welcome to My Nursery Rhymes
teaching units, coloring pages, quizzes and more
61st Annual Mother Goose Parade
Sunday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18
El Cajon CA

Books at Burbank Public Library

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme
Chris Roberts
Nursery rhymes are rarely as innocent as they seem - a wealth of concealed meaning is brought

to light by London librarian, Chris Roberts.

The Neat Line: Scribbling Through Mother Goose
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Wriggling into a book of nursery rhymes, the Neat Line knows just how to help the troubled characters it meets, including a sleepy Little Boy Blue who needs his horn.

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