Welcome to ReaderKidZ!

by ReaderKidZ on July 27, 2010

Marcel, age 10, Texas. One of many ReaderKidZ!

Who are we? Some of us are teachers. All of us are parents and children’s book writers. All of us understand two basic truths about children and reading:  Lifelong reading habits are established in early childhood, and children need what books have to offer.

We’ve come together to establish a resource for teachers, parents and librarians who work with readers in grades K-5. On a regularly-updated basis, ReaderkidZ will provide new and exciting downloadable tools we hope you’ll use in promoting books to these up-and-coming readers.

On our website, you’ll find:

Author-In-Residence: We’ll feature a different author, or authors, every month. A “Dear Reader” letter from the author you can share with your students. An interview with the author that’s the next, best thing to a school visit. Interesting facts and tidbits about the author throughout the month.

Beyond Boundaries: Our schools, classrooms, and communities reflect the global world we live in. This section will provide book reviews, titles, and commentaries you can share and enjoy with children from every culture.

Book Room: We’ll build a library of selected titles we think K-5 readers will love.

Tool Box: This section will provide classroom activities, Reader’s Theatre’s, Teacher’s Guides, links to interesting articles, plus much more!

Join ReaderKidZ! because K-5 readers rock!!!!

We hope you’ll subscribe to ReaderKidZ or visit us often. We’ll be adding new features on a regular basis. As we continue to grow, things will only get more exciting around here.

Laura Murray August 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Your website looks wonderful! I would love to join. I was an elementary teacher for many years and am now a children’s writer. I have my first picture book called Gingerbread Man: Loose in the School coming out through Penguin/Putnam next summer, 2011. I wish I had had a site like to go to when I was actively teaching. But now I can refer my children’s teachers and teacher/librarian friends to your site!
Thank you,
Laura Murray

ReaderKidZ August 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Thanks for dropping by ReaderKidZ, Laura! We hope you’ll stop by the site often. 🙂

Cheryl Hardy Phillips July 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Just passed this website on to a parent I met in the library this afternoon. She has little ones and wanted a site that would tell her about great books for her kids and more. I told her I had just the site for her! Now I’m working on getting our new library to link to this site as well. We’ll see.

Dianne July 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Thanks, Cheryl! You’re the world’s best advocate for excellent children’s books.

Karen T. December 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

Sent request (again) to get the site “unblocked”…we can now access from school. Woo-hoo!!

Dianne December 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Thanks, Karen!! Woo-hoo, indeed!!

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