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November 17, 2010

Bringing Books To Life

Tonight I gave a talk entitled “Bringing Books to Life” to a friend’s Early Childhood Education class in Literacy at Ryerson University. I knattered away about stuff and such, and read a bunch of stories. Concluding with one of Mem Fox’s many quotable quotes:

Reading isn’t merely being able to pronounce the words correctly, a fact that surprises most people. Reading is being able to make sense from the marks on the page. Reading is being able to make the print mean something. Reading is getting the message.

Books Read

  • Sunday Morning by Judith Viorst
  • Sleeping Dragons All Around by Sheree Fitch
  • I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss
  • Where Is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox
  • Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy

Books Mentioned

  • Reading Magic by Mem Fox
  • “Sharing the Mayhem” from Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
  • Better Than Life by Daniel Pennac
  • How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger
  • The Crack in the Teacup by Joan Bodger

2 thoughts on “Bringing Books To Life”

  1. Katie Doering says:

    Thanks for coming Kerry. You did an incredible job and definitely inspired my students.

  2. Sheree says:

    Thank you Kerry! A book can’t be a book unless it’s read. Butit only comes to life in the hands of someone like you.

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