Friday, December 18, 2015

My Grateful Thanks, and Looking Back to October, November, December, 2014


My Grateful Thanks!
by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com


The Book Chook will be taking a break from next week. Many, many thanks to those who inspire me at The Book Chook: the publishers who send books,  publicists who share my enthusiasm for great children’s literature,  authors and illustrators who join forces to produce little pieces of perfection.

My heartfelt thanks too, goes to those who subscribe to The Book Chook - the wise ones who share my love of children’s literacy, literature and learning, and who believe like me that learning can and should be enjoyable. I appreciate your support via social media, word-of-mouth, even pigeon post. Every little helps to spread the word. If you're not one of the 5600+ people following me on Twitter, that's where I tend to publish/tweet most of the useful and inspiring articles I find - and I find LOTS! If you prefer Facebook, there’s also a special Facebook page for The Book Chook, with a growing community of educators and other lovely people.

Most of all today, I want to thank the parents, teachers and librarians who are doing their very best to help our children grow into resilient, creative and thoughtful young people. Despite library closures and pressures from all sides, you come back, day after day and do your best. You encourage kids to think, you share your own love of reading, you model acceptance of individual differences, respect and collaborative learning. I salute you!

The Book Chook will be back next year, my eighth. I’m planning a delightful break, as I hope are you, but I will also devote plenty of holiday time to tracking down and writing about all sorts of goodies for you. Expect to read me here again on January 18, 2016.

Looking Back to October, November, December, 2014


Today I'm also re-visiting the most popular posts at The Book Chook from October, November and December of 2014. Don't forget you can use the right sidebar to find earlier posts, too. Click Creating, Learning, Reviews, Reading, Writing and Celebrating to explore those themes, or try the Blog Archive to browse by months. The Free PDFs button takes you to my website where you can download any of the free educational PDFs I’ve created.

Secret Codes and Language Games for Kids - This includes a link to a free PDF I created that you are welcome to use at home or school with kids.








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