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Have Book, Can Travel: UT Center Offers Summer Reading Ideas for Kids

School’s out, and vacation time is upon us. Whether the family is planning a vacation or staycation, kids can do some vicarious globetrotting this summer by reading books. Teachers, libraries, and parents can learn more about great books for kids at The Best New Books 2013 workshop on July 19 at the East Tennessee History Center. “Summer reading is important for kids so their skills stay sharp and they’re ready to hit the ground running again when school starts back up in the fall,” said Miranda Clark, director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The center is co-hosting the workshop with the Knox County Public Library.

Once Upon a Time: UT Center Suggests Great Kids’ Books for the Holidays

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Put down the video game. Turn off the Wii. Round up the kids and settle down with a great book about the holidays. The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature helps people discover the best new books for children and teens. Center director Miranda Clark helped compile this list of books that will help kids learn about various winter holidays.

Workshop to Highlight Year’s Best Books for Children and Young Adults

Looking for some great books for your children or your students? Educators, librarians, and parents are invited to a workshop Friday that will highlight the best titles of the year. Registration is now under way for “The Best of the Best 2012 Workshop,” which is being co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.

UT Expert Suggests Five Great Holiday Book Gifts for Your Kids

Need help finding some great books for the youngsters on your holiday list? UT Knoxville might be able to help. Miranda Clark, director of UT’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature, suggests five reads for children.

UT’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Hold Open House

The Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at UT Knoxville will celebrate its grand re-opening on Monday, Nov. 2, with an open house and lecture by award-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti. The center, which has been around for 10 years, has moved its noncirculating, examination book collection from the Hodges Library to 434 Communications Building and, for the first time, a staff has been hired to oversee it. An open house in the center’s new location will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy refreshments, peruse the books and visit with friends of the center. Then, at 7 p.m., the center will host a lecture and book signing by Bartoletti in the Frank H. McClung Museum.