|Magic Tree House Celebrates Literacy|
Read along with a friend as we promote literacy using the popular Magic Tree House series of chapter books. "Nearly 1,000 schools, libraries, and bookstores have signed up for the webcast, which will include a talk by Osborne and a live theatrical performance starring Magic Tree House characters Jack and Annie, who will sing a new Reading Buddies song," states Publishers Weekly. The event runs October 11-19. With plenty of support material available, this week is sure to turn even the most reluctant readers into bibliophiles. But it takes effort on our part. Author Mary Pope Osborne continues to concoct venues to attract young readers to the world of books. I especially applaud her move to donate the 28-title series to 4,000 students in the Newark area. Thanks to both Random House and Ms. Osborne for their dedication to literacy.