Hi! It’s Wednesday, March 23, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
National Homeschool Book Award
Age Range: 8-17 (approximately, with parental guidance)
Have you heard of the National Homeschool Book Award? It was developed by a group of homeschool moms in Minnesota “to celebrate current juvenile fiction that explores learning experiences occurring outside the traditional classroom setting and that resonates with homeschool readers.”
All I can say is, “It’s about time.” I can’t tell you how many times I wished there were more children’s books without schoolish references. Now, this group of homeschool moms is taking action to let authors and publishers know that there’s a market for children’s books about kids’ educational and life experiences that take place outside the classroom walls. You can help them – and it’s free to participate!
A spokesperson, Blair Loder, asked me to tell ClickSchooling subscribers about this endeavor. Here’s the information…
Does your homeschool family love books? Do you especially love kids’ books that explore characters learning and growing through experiences outside the traditional classroom setting? Do you feel like your family offers a unique perspective on books because you are homeschoolers?
Let your voice be heard!!
Join other homeschoolers across the country taking part in the first annual National Homeschool Book Award! This new book award is a readers’ choice award created by a group of homeschool moms to recognize and celebrate current juvenile fiction that resonates with kids learning at home. Let’s make our collective voice of 2 million (and counting!) homeschoolers heard in the U.S. and encourage authors to continue to write great books that speak to us!
It is free and easy to get involved – just read the four books nominated in March and place your vote for your favorite in October. In between, there will be opportunities to learn more about the books and their authors through kid-friendly blog posts that feature information on topics in the books and ideas for activities you can do together to enrich your reading, including tips on how to start a National Homeschool Book Award book club in your own community.
This year’s nominees are: Alabama Moon by Watt Key; Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass; Savvy by Ingrid Law; and The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap by H.M. Bouwman.
Intrigued? If so, please take a moment and stop by our website for more information! There you can read more about the award and the four books nominated for 2011, and sign up for email alerts during the year about new blog posts and when to vote. (And if you like what you see, help us get the word out by telling all your homeschool friends to stop by the website, too!)
Let’s get reading!