Read & Shine Popular Posts of 2017


To kick off 2018, we looked back at which Read & Shine newsletters and features our readers enjoyed the most in 2017.








Our Most Read Newsletters of 2017

firstns Intrigued by a Murder

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secondns Judging a Book by Its Cover

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Popular Reading Lists of 2017

Books featuring Robots
Robots are a sure thing to grab the attention of young children. From Rosie, the Jetson’s maid in the 80’s to today’s high-tech droids buzzing airport control towers, robots are certainly intriguing to all ages. Go ahead and share picture books about robots to your young ones:

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Books Toddlers Will Sit For (well, maybe)
If you are looking for books to keep your 2-year-old’s attention, check out our list of 10 toddler pleasing stories:

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Awards Everyone was Interested in Learning About

Comstock-Gag Read Aloud Book Awards
Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards is a program initiated by the Curriculum Materials Center at the Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University that supports two separate awards, the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award and the Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award. The Comstock Read Aloud Book Award is an annual award for the best read aloud picture book for children ages 9-12.

The award is named for the Comstock Family, a pioneer family in Moorhead, Minnesota. Similarly, the Wanda Gág is also an annual award but honors the best read aloud picture book for younger children, from toddler to age 8. This award is named for the famous children’s book author and illustrator, Wanda Gág. Both awards stand to recognize authors and illustrators of outstanding picture books to read aloud, promote reading and reading aloud as lifelong activities, assist anyone who reads to children with the selection of quality picture books, provide students with practice to improve reading aloud skills, and offer children opportunities to listen and respond to quality literature. Take a look at the list of winners in our May 27th issue. 

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The Golden Kite Awards
The Golden Kite Awards were started in 1973 by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators as the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. The award recognizes excellence in children’s literature in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration. Take a look at the list of winners in our May 15th issue.

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We look forward to offering you even more reading lists, author interviews, and more in 2018!

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