Bankstreet College of Education offers a grant called The Innova Grant to encourage new and innovative ideas from their faculty. One of the 2011 proposals was to generate a comprehensive reading list by grade level that would be easily accessible for parents and educators. Lisa Von Drasek (Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian), Jeannie Crowley (Manager of Digital Media and Learning) and their team over at Bankstreet have created exactly that and it is now available as an eBook.
The best part? It costs $2.99!
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Why is This Such a Big Deal?
Simple…It is easily accessible and quite affordable! This is a cheap and easy resource for parents, family members, teachers and anyone else who may be interested in children’s literature to decide which books to read with their children/students of ALL ages. If you ask me, all principals and school leaders should have a copy of this available for their teachers as a resource for library design. As a teacher, I would have this book available at Parent-Teacher conferences as a resource to guide them towards appropriate materials for reading with their children at home.
A special thanks to my new friend Zach for pointing this out to me…This is such a dreamy resource!