Who reads what? Male vs female tastes

Who reads what? Male vs female tastes

Nonfiction books checked out at primary school libraries: 75% cent to boys, 25% to girls. Book readers overall: men, 46%; women 54%. Literary readers: men, 37%; women, 63%. Heavy readers: men, 29%; women, 71%. Readers of science fiction and horror: men, 17%; women,...
Writing toolbox for kids

Writing toolbox for kids

Tools such as storyboards, writing frames, scaffolds, and templates allow kids to use their analytical skills. For instance, if your child can remember the acronym POWER, it will help get him started: P is for plan, O is for organize, W is for write, E is for edit,...
Coming to Toronto and southern California!

Coming to Toronto and southern California!

Hey, Toronto schools and libraries: last chance to book me for a presentation February 1, 2 or 3. Or, if you’re attending the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2017, come say hi at the Orca Book Publishers booth (Nos. 410/412) at noon on Thursday,...
Celebrating good news on literacy

Celebrating good news on literacy

News worth celebrating: In 1800, almost nine of 10 people in the world were illiterate. Today, 90% of people can read. “Within a decade and a half, all girls and boys can complete primary and secondary education for free.” (a U.N. Sustainable Development...