The Get Caught Reading campaign was devised by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read! Member organizations of the AAP participate in a variety of ways to encourage everyone to enjoy books and magazines and to share that pleasure with the young children in their lives. I read to my children from the time they came home from the hospital, and enrolled them in a children’s book club so we always had new books to keep them reading. It’s no wonder that one of my daughters is a teacher, and one is a librarian.
The new chapter book series, Enchanted Sisters, targets newly independent readers—girls ages seven through nine—and tells the stories of the four sisters – the Sparkles: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer who come together every three months to join their Mother Nature in a ceremony that changes the seasons in our world. Their world is magically different from our own, yet the Sparkles are completely relatable. They are confidently themselves, even when that’s the hardest thing to be. Continuing the longstanding Jim Henson Company tradition, the message in these stories about strong girls making bold choices are clear: embrace and celebrate our differences; anyone can be a hero; and families come in lots of different packages. The books are co-authored by Elise Allen, author of the book Anna’s Icy Adventure (Disney Frozen), and Halle Stanford, eight time Emmy-nominated children’s television producer and senior vice president of children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. Paige Pooler, whose artwork can be seen in American Girl magazine, and the Liberty Porter, Trading Faces, and My Sister is a Vampire middle grade book series, is the illustrator.
Three additional Enchanted Sisters books in the series are available: Autumn’s Secret Gift, Winter’s Flurry Adventure and Spring’s Sparkle Sleepover. PLUS – Keep a lookout also for NEW books coming in August featuring Doozers.
As part of the Get Caught Reading campaign, two NEW posters are available from the AAP beginning today,May 11—Enchanted Sisters and Doozers—featuring adorable characters that are “caught reading” in these fabulous FREE posters made available to teachers and parents for use in classrooms, libraries and other locations.
The posters are available for everyone, and can be ordered at Get Caught Reading . Posters are FREE plus a $5.00 charge per set (1 – 12 posters each of the same title) for shipping and handling! Click here for the order form.
A great way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to books. Communities ranking high in achievement tests have several factors in common: an abundance of books in public libraries, easy access to books in the community at large and a large number of textbooks per student.
Anyone can get together to help increase reading achievement and literacy by organizing a book drive. This tool kit provides the basics to run a book drive, organize your group, and make an impact.
Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters: Summer’s Friendship Games suggested retail price for hardcover is $15.99, softcover $5.99. You can purchase it at Amazon.com.
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