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Celebrate World Read Aloud Day Today

Today (March 6) is World Read Aloud Day, your chance to share a book with the kids in your life. To celebrate, illustrator and author Sergio Ruzzier shared a image from his new book, Bear and Bee.

Follow this link to register and share how you will celebrate. Last year the movement spread to 65 countries and hundreds of thousands of readers. Here’s more about the event:

Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read … World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

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Sergio Ruzzier & the Halloween Picture Book Scare

Picture book author and illustrator Sergio Ruzzier has sent an online postcard entitled “Picture Book Scare” to his friends, reminding us why picture books will never fade away.

Click on the image to enlarge. Ruzzier is the author and illustrator of The Room of Wonders and The Little Giant and other books.  Here’s more about Ruzzier: “From 1989 to 1993 he created a series of comic strips for Linus, the Italian comics magazine, and later for Lupo Alberto Magazine. In 1995 he moved to New York City, from where he’s been working for national and international magazines and book publishers.”

Follow this link for a refresher course on recent debates about the uncertain future of the picture book.