The second coronavirus-related copyright exception this week, Canada’s ‘Read Aloud Canadian Books’ program aimed specifically at online ‘story time’ use.
In close proximity to each other on the calendar, Canada’s Family Literacy Day and Scholastic’s World Read Aloud Day address reading at home.
The program at next week’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content focuses ‘multicultural stories and diverse themes’ and features speakers from several continents.
New BookNet Canada research indicates that consumers who borrow books from libraries also purchase more books per month than those who don’t use libraries.
The University of Cambridge and the 10 campuses of the University of California enter a major new agreement in open access, as Ontario-based Book Depot acquires the American publisher Kidsbooks.
With programming on African-American culture, women’s achievement, and a resurgence of handwriting, Bologna Book Fair plans an ambitious first look at its physical renovations, too.
Scholastic’s biennial Kids & Family Reading Report finds American families are reading books aloud to their children more often.
Amazon extends its translation publishing program to children’s books with the launch of Amazon Crossing Kids. Its first title is expected in July 2019.
Now entering its first full year of operation, Canada’s 49th Teachers site is soon to add teacher-generated resources to its bid to promote Canadian literature in schools.
The first US and Canadian producers of merchandise licensed by the estate of Roald Dahl—the Roald Dahl Story Company—have been named, and Quentin Blake’s imagery remains the foundation of the products to come.