Books for Children. Selected by the Library of Congress as best books published recently for preschool through junior high school-aged children. Send $l to: Consumer Information Center, Department 149Y, Pueblo, CO 81009.
The Horn Book. Published six times a year, it has reviews, articles, and special columns about the best new books for children and young adults. For information, write: The Horn Book, Inc., 14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-9765.
Becoming a Nation of Readers: What Parents Can Do. Recent research findings and practical advice on how to help your children become good readers. Send 50 cents to: Consumer Information Center, Department 408Y, Pueblo, CO 81009.
The International Reading Association (IRA) publishes a number of brochures for parents. Single copies are available free and bulk copies at a nominal cost. For titles and ordering information, write to: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139.
RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. This book provides hundreds of kid-tested activities designed to engage children from infancy to age 11 in the fun of reading. It also includes an annotated reading list of more than 200 books and a resource section listing children's book clubs and magazines, books for parents, and organizations concerned with children's reading and learning. The book is based on the best advice from Reading Is Fundamental--a national nonprofit organization associated with the Smithsonian Institution--which has worked for more than 20 years to stimulate reading. For a copy (paperback, 324 pp.), send $9.95 to Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., Publications Department, Smithsonian Institution, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20024. (Also ask for RIF's list of other publications, including parent guide brochures available for 50 cents each.)
For a free information package for children or adults, write to: The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542.
Also check at your local public library for:
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