NEW RELEASE: Fran Hawk's Ten Tips for Raising Readers!
Media specialist and popular parenting columnist Fran Hawk has published her first book for grown-ups. After years of serving as a school librarian for a half dozen Charleston County schools, and writing several books for children, Hawk’s new release explains that reading with children is not just good for them, it’s good for parents too. Join our conversation on Facebook by clicking here: The Raising Readers Project
Fran was on our local talk show -- click My News 2 to see her discuss getting kids to read!
Acclaim for Ten Tips:
"Every new parent, regardless of income or education, every education and librarian student, and every new grandparent should have this. I met this author initially when I read her delightful book, Count Down to Fall, but this is her masterpiece, especially if she succeeds in encouraging reluctant and busy parents to read to their children." – Patsy Side, Epinions.com
"This book should be a required accessory for every parental nightstand in the country. Not only does Fran Hawk lay out a lucid reading program from picture books through puberty, she makes me hopeful that the rumors of literacy's death have been greatly exaggerated." - Bart King, author of The Big Book of Boy Stuff and The Big Book of Girl Stuff"The way Fran lays out the book with a quick 'tip,' along with real life examples, is a beneficial way to see how these suggestions can be easily adapted into our everyday lives. The appendix at the back is a great resource for parents and teachers. I like how the author stressed that simply talking and reading with children can make all the difference in the world. Thank you for giving suggestions on how to promote literacy at home and school!" - Katie Laver, Elementary Teacher of the Year 2010-2011, Charlotte, NC
Additional Reviews (and more to come):
"Reading: Start Yesterday, Now, or Tomorrow - Just Start!" (Epinions.com, Patsy Side)
Fran Hawk's 2009 Release: Count Down to Fall
WINNER: FLORIDA PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION GOLD
WINNER: MOM'S CHOICE AWARD GOLD
(Children's Picture Book - Nature & Weather)
The summer days get a little colder; the leaves turn from green to orange and red. Fall must be on the way, and while you unpack sweaters and scarves, the animals frolic outside in the crisp autumn air beneath a wide blue sky. In Fran Hawk’s Count Down to Fall, watch the falling leaves tumble all around. The vibrant and detailed illustrations of Sherry Neidigh capture the majesty of the maple, the oak, the linden, and more. Critters play in the time of changing seasons, and remind us that the changes of the earth affect us all—animals and humans alike! From Sylvan Dell Publishing. With illustrations by Sherry Neidigh.
Also from Fran Hawk: The Story Of The H.L. Hunley And Queenie's Coin
The mystery of the Confederate submarine "The H.L. Hunley" and its crew was buried at the site where it disappeared off the South Carolina coast in 1864. Hawk and illustrator Dan Nance recount the story of the "fish boat" from its creation and mission to its discovery in 2000 to its final voyage home. Also available from The Reading Warehouse.