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According to the Family Literacy Foundation, the many benefits of reading aloud with children are:
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You are welcome to visit the library for books to read with your children.
The Young Reader’s Choice Award Nominees are chapter books selected by the Pacific Northwest Library Association. It is the oldest children’s choice award in the U.S. and Canada. Thousands of students throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alberta read the YRC nominees. Students in grades 3-6 who challenge themselves to read two or more of the nominees have the privilege of voting for the best book.
This award was started in Missoula in 1990 and has been a popular activity in school libraries ever since. All over the state teachers and librarians read the 5 nominated titles to their classes, grades K-3. Children enjoy voting for their favorite! We are almost finished reading all 5 books and will be voting soon! The winning book is announced in April.