Target Volunteers School Library Makeover
Target, First Book and the Heart of America Foundation have teamed up to provide books to children in need across the United States. Target kicked off the project this week on September 10 as part of the United We Serve initiative.
National Library Card Sign-up Month Begins
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a month dedicated to encouraging children to take advantage of all the resources their local library has to offer. The American Library Association began this initiative in order to highlight this free service to children and their parents.
Book Blogger Appreciation Week
Don’t forget! This upcoming week is the Second Annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week. The week will last from September 14 through the 18. Blogs are judged based on quality of writing, category originality and diversity of content, visual aesthetic and functionality, as well as audience engagement.
JK Rowling to be featured in her own comic book
World-renowned author, JK Rowling is the subject of a new comic book which is due to come out this December. Bluewater Comics has also published a graphic novel about Twilight author Stephanie Meyer and is expected to choose two more female figures for future publications.
Happy Birthday Jon Scieszka and Jack Prelutsky!
Beloved children’s book authors Jon Scieszka and Jack Prelutsky celebrated their birthdays this past Tuesday September 8. Jon Scieszka is the author of the Trucktown series as well as The Stinky Cheese Man. Jack Prelutsky is known for his book The Frogs Who Wore Red Suspenders and others.