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October 31, 2014

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Rx Read: Perri Klass and Reach Out and Read at Bellevue Hospital

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The Manhattan hospital’s far-reaching implementation of this early literacy initiative, in which pediatricians hand out books to babies and young children during checkups, is changing lives.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Says Reading from Birth Can Close Learning Gap

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced a new policy that tells parents read to their children from birth in order to help close the achievement gap.

Coming Soon: Association of American Publisher’s Author Speed Dating Event | ALA 2014

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For those attending the upcoming American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas this year (June 26 – July 1), the Association of American Publishers is holding a Children’s and Teen Author Speed Dating Event on June 28; RSVP to attend.

RSVP Now: Breakfast with Rainbow Rowell at PLA 2014

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Breakfast with Rainbow Rowell—say what? If you’re going to PLA, keep Friday, March 14 open for the AAP Children’s Book & Author Breakfast and you might be asking Rainbow to please pass the croissants.

Pictures of the Week

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Author Libba Bray and SLJ Reviews Assistant Editor, Shelley Diaz at The Diviners BookExpo America party.