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| PREVIOUS ARTICLES & LINKS ARCHIVE
"It's a cheap and tawdry (or rather, I suppose, expensive and flashy) way of saying that fame matters more than writing talent."- THE GUARDIAN
|OH NO... MORE CELEBRITY BOOKS
"Surely children's books - which help form our outlook on life, which we carry into adulthood and old age - deserve better?"- GUARDIAN
|CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER THAN CELEBRITY BOOKS
"Twenty-six percent of children who were read to three or four times in the last week by a family member recognized all letters of the alphabet." - NEA, USA
|FACTS ABOUT CHILDREN'S LITERACY
"Research shows children who fall behind in reading are unlikely to catch up. We want to arm our teachers with the latest proven strategies..." - MURDOCH Children's Research Instiitute
|HELPING YEAR ONE READERS CATCH UP
"Stop it, celebrities. Go away, celebrities."
|SHOULD CELEBRITIES STOP WRITING CHILDREN'S BOOKS?
- THE GUARDIAN
"Reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building the skills and knowledge necessary for children to successfully learn to read when they begin school." - BETTER BEGINNINGS
| BABIES, BEGINNINGS & BOOKS
"cognitive skills...are the direct result of how frequently they have been read to prior to starting school." - DEPT. OF EDUCATION, VICTORIA
| BOOKS DELIVER A HEAD START
"...electronic devices are pulling children away from books." - FORBES
|KIDS DON'T READ BOOKS BECAUSE
PARENTS DON'T READ BOOKS
"Reading aloud stimulates language development even before a child can talk."
|WHY PARENTS SHOULD READ ALOUD
- REACH OUT AND READ