My name is Rebecca Chernay and I am a library science student in OR-10 of Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management Distance Learning program. This blog was a project designed for a course I took: Information Resources and Programs for Children.
Dr. Seuss is a well renowned children’s literature author and especially for easy readers, which are books designed for children transitioning from picture storybooks to chapter books. They use a controlled vocabulary with easily recognizable words. One easy reader in particular, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, contains the quote that inspired the title of this blog: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
My grandmother gave me this book when I was very young. I come from a family of readers and this advice has been echoed throughout my life. As I move forward into my career as a youth librarian, I am keeping this quote close to my heart. Children’s literature is a changing and growing thing that all of us concerned with youth literacy and growth must pay attention.
Reading Knowing Going will provide my view on past and current children’s literature and current issues in children’s literature and children’s information services. Aside from being generated from a class project, I have created this blog to help better inform adults about the world of children’s literature because the more that you read, even from a blog, the more that you will know.