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I’m Meep: a 20something librarian, originally from New England, living in Tokyo. I eat books and bleed poetry.

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The Reading Bug: And How You Can Help Your Child To Catch It

The Reading Bug: And How You Can Help Your Child To Catch It - Paul Jennings I'm an educator and not a parent, but I found this very helpful in thinking about how to talk to my students when they come to the library to select their books. The chapter on computers is a little outdated (does anyone still play Neopets?) but I liked Jennings thoughtfulness about technology and literacy. Jennings does not like violent computer games, but his assessment did not turn into a moral panic, but it was in keeping with his emphasis on the importance of stories for moral development without preaching sermons, and learning without teaching "lessons."

Jennings emphasis on joy and love of reading was a refreshing change from leveled books and educational readers.