Picture Book Pick of the Week:
The Circulatory Story
by Mary K. Corcoran
illustrated by Jef Czekaj
Your hardworking heart started beating eight months before you were born and continues to beat about one hundred thousand times a day. “By the time you’re seventy years old, it will have beaten about 2.5 billion times.” Find out the story behind each beat on a journey through the body’s circulatory system.
Children's Literacy in the News:
April 06, 2010
After a decade-long dry spell, after skulking around tag sales for out-of-print originals, the faithful are being rewarded. On Thursday, Scholastic Books released "The Summer Before," a prequel to the Baby-Sitters Club series outlining how each girl's cruddy summer led her to join the club.
April 09, 2010
On launch day last Saturday, Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads—and users downloaded more than one million apps and more than 250,000 ebooks from the iBookstore. Parents immediately started snapping up picture book apps from Apple's online store. In fact, children's stories held six of the top 10 paid iPad book-app sales spots as of press time.