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Most Loved Children's Books

THE ST To celebrate "March into Literacy" month, we're recounting our favorite books for children. Taking pages from stories both old and new, we're celebrating how important books have improved children's literacy, helping them to reach their potential and create a lifelong love of reading. ШИ CHILDREN'S B0OKS -For March into Literacy Month- FUN FACTS ABOUT CHILDREN'S CLASSICS HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS CAT IN THE HAT CURIOUS GEORGE by Margret and H.A. Rey (1941) In England, George's name was changed to Zozo so as to not by Dr. Suess (1957) At the behest of the school publisher, the book was written using only a 236-word vocabulary that every 1800s: Rise in the popularity of the folktales, such as Mother Goose. disrespect King George VI. 6-year-old should know. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE 1812: The Grimm brothers publish volume one of Children's and by Maurice Sendak (1963) Household Tales. GOODNIGHT MOON The original concept featured horses -- which Sendak could not draw, so he replaced them with caricatures of his aunts & by Margaret Wise Brown (1947) 1837: During the Victorian Era, children's novels first appear. Brown bequeathed the royalties of the book to Albert Clarke, who was the 9-year-old son of a neighbor. uncles. 1850s: Cheap sensational "Dime Novels" become popular. THE HARRY POTTER SERIES by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007) The series was CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY made up of the the best-selling and most- banned books of the decade. 1865: Lewis Carroll publishes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the first significant publication for children, by Roald Dahl (1964) SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS The story was inspired by chocolate companies Cadbury & Rowntree, who sent spies posing as employees to each other's factories to steal trade secrets. by Lemony Snicket (1999-2006) 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson writes Treasure Island. The author had originally written an adult novel, but in failing to get it published, was offered the chance to write children's books. THE TWILIGHT SERIES 1890s: Children's illustration becomes AND TANGO MAKES THREE popular, and illustrated books become available at reasonable prices. by Stephenie Meyer (2005-2008) The idea for Twilight came to Stephenie Meyer in a dream. Prior to the series, she had never even written a short story. by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson (2005) 1900: L. Frank Baum pens The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The tale of two male penguins raising an egg has been on the top 10 most-banned books since being published. CHILDREN'S LITERACY ACCESS TO BOOKS IS KEY TO 1922: The Newbery Medal becomes the first children's book award. READING SKILLS. Studies confirm that the number of books in the home directly predicts reading achievement. 1937: The Caldecott Medal is introduced for the best-illustrated In middle income neighborhoods, the ratio is 13 BOOKS PER CHILD. children's book of the year. 1950: CS Lewis begins his classic series with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is ONE BOOK FOR EVERY 300 CHILDREN. 1960: Harper Lee is awarded the Pulitzer prize for To Kill a Mockingbird. 1970: With Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume approaches puberty more openly than her predecessors. 1984: 9% of 17-year-olds never read for pleasure. California once planned how many JAIL CELLS to build by how many children were not reading on grade level by fourth grade. HALF OF YOUTHS with a history of substance abuse have reading problems. 1997: The success of the Harry Potter series leads The New York Times to create a children's best-sellers list. 2004: 19% of 17-year-olds never read for pleasure. 2007: Only 30% of 13-year-olds read every day. Of children with low literacy levels, only 2% complete a 2008: Only 24% of 13-year-olds and 17-year-olds report reading on their own for fun. four-year college program. The absence of parental involvement can lower average reading scores by 74%. 2010: Children's books make up around 25% of the overall book market. THE FUTURE Disney Digital Books offers With iBooks 2 & ITunes U, Apple seeks to modernize the way chil- dren read, offering them greater access to literature along with interactive tools to aid learning. subscribers unlimited access to iBooks 2 ĐISNEY ĐIGITAL interactive online books featuring classic Disney stories. BooKs Electric Type, Oceanview Media & iStory Time are just 3 of the new apps offering classic children's literature on smartphones. Would you like them here or there? would not ike them here or there. would not ike them anywhere. I do not E-readers like the Kindle, Nook and iPad have become popular ways for children to enjoy reading. E-books made up 25% of all young-adult sales in 2011, up from 6% in 2010. iStoryTime Ike green eggs and hami do not ike Auttefy y dapyng ette In January 2012, Education Secretary LeVar Burton, once host of the PBS show Reading Rainbow, has launched a new company, RRKidz that is cur- RAINBOW rently working on a new iPad reading READING batterti d mati. Arne Duncan announced that he wants every student to have e-textbooks by 2017. cmupio, tutaing figat. Eutrin app. design by francesca greggs & lemonwood design. USCRossier Sources | | | | | | | The Boston Globe | | LA Times | The New Yorker | | | | The Wall Street Journal School of Education MAT@USC

Most Loved Children's Books

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The month of March is considered National “March into Literacy” Month, and was created to promote reading among children. Literacy Month and its sponsor, Toys for Tots Literacy Program, work to in...


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