Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Lĭt / uh / ruh / sē Äw / fĭs

World Read Aloud Day: March 9, 2011

Celebrate the Power of Words and Stories
and Take Action for Global Literacy

Nearly 1 billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their name. What would you miss most if you could not read or write? Imagine your world without words.

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.

Across the globe nearly 171 million children could be lifted out of poverty if they left school with basic reading and writing skills. Quality literacy education is the difference between life and death, prosperity and despair. This is literacy for survival.

A Few Read Aloud Books @ Burbank Public Library

J 398.8 MYVER My Very First Mother Goose
JP OCONN Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire! by Jane O’Conner
JP BOSWE Rain Stomper by Addie K. Boswell
J CAMER Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
J PAPERBACK DICAM Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
J 398.2 EHRLI Random House Book of Fairy Tales by Amy Ehrlich
J GANNE Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
JP HOROW Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again by Dave Horowitz
J 784.624 KATZ Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz
J LOOK Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look
JP MORA Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big heart by Pat Mora
JP TUCKE Seven Chinese Sisters by Kathy Tucker
JP WATT Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
JP WILCO Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
JP WILLE Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

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