Children’s Books News

20th Book Birthday
! Thank you to those who joined us on June 30, 2024 at the American Library Association Conference in San Diego to celebrate Read to Me / Vamos a leer‘s twentieth book birthday. We hope you enjoyed your bonus chocolate chip cookie at the Star Bright Books Booth! If you didn’t join us or want to read about the book, here’s a recent review, which was posted in support of the 10th anniversary of #ReadYourWorld.

The Family Reading Partnership in Ithaca, New York, shares Vamos a leer/Read to Me in their prenatal visit with expectant families. Star Bright Books, illustrator Kyra Teis, and I are delighted they have continued for many years to use our book to launch their “Books to Grow” project.

Professional Publications News

In August, 2023, I published three blog posts on the Knowledge Quest Blog regarding the “science of reading” focus on phonics. The Right to Read Film: Part 1: What Every School Librarian Should Know; Part 2: The Science of Reading:” Here We Go Again; and Part 3: In Search of The Elusive Silver Bullet.

My article “Literacy Learning Leaders Don’t Sell Their Skill Set Short,” published in the February, 2021 issue of Teacher Librarian, earned a place on the American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table’s (LIRT) 2021 Top 20 Library Instruction Articles.

Co-researchers Pam Harland, Anita Cellucci, and I published our content-analysis study of the perspectives and priorities of exemplary school administrators regarding the roles and responsibilities of school librarians in relationship to the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries (AASL 2018). The article “Take Action: A Content Analysis of Administrators’ Understandings and Advocacy for the Roles and Responsibilities of School Librarians” was published in School Library Research in December, 2021. We also presented our findings in a Research Empowering Practice session at the AASL National Conference in October, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

Core Values in School Librarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage is available from Libraries Unlimited/Bloomsbury.

My article “School Librarians as Literacy Partners: Taking Action on the What’s Hot in Literacy Report” appeared in the March/April 2021, issue of Literacy Today.

My blog at is now an archive.

Last Updated on July 8, 2024 by Judi Moreillon
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