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Family Resources for 2022

Last updated: 04/12/2021 Raising Readers believes in the importance of parents and children finding comfort in sharing books together. We’ve put together this guide of free online resources for families…

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Celebrate National Picture Book Month

November is National Picture Book Month! We hope you’ll celebrate by snuggling up with your little one and reading your favorite picture books together. If you’re looking for some recommendations,…

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The Power of Wordless Picture Books

Thank you to Lindsay Varnum, Youth Services Librarian at The Orono Public Library in Orono, ME for this celebration of wordless picture books. To spice up my storytimes, I occasionally…

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Ways to help Literacy Blossom this Summer

Summer is usually jammed packed with outdoor activities, vacations, park visits, and get-togethers. Opportunities to build our children’s emergent literacy skills are available in each and every one! By: Susan…

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new and improved website! If you’re a long-time follower of Raising Readers, you may have noticed our site has a brand new look. If you’re new here,…

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Join the 2022 Read to ME Challenge

The 2022 Read to ME Challenge is a month-long public awareness campaign to promote childhood literacy in Maine. It’s held annually during February and is brought to you by the…

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Building Brains by Making Connections

Connecting You to Your Child and Connecting Your Child to Good Books and the World Around Us by Susan Bennett-Armistead, Ph.D. and Gabriel Civiello, M.D.(excerpted from ‘Building Brains by Making…

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Picture Books about Starting School

Starting school is big step for both you and your child. Children’s picture books about starting school can help reassure children and help ease worries by familiarizing them with their…

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