[RFHF] English and Spanish Baby Readers

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Apr 24 08:59:40 PDT 2012

Hi! I just received the following announcement that Third Week Books is offering to customize the cover of their 8x8 paperback book Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader and it's Spanish version Despertar a la lectura.

What are the books like? Check out sample pages online<http://www.thirdweekbooks.com/samplepages.html>. On the left pages they have a simple, cute cut-paper illustration sand simple classic rhymes for babies. On the right pages they have photos of adults from all walks of life reading with babies and toddlers and have simple early literacy information and reading tips for caregivers. The Spanish edition is not a translation of the English version, it includes culturally appropriate Spanish language rhymes and provides the English translation of those. I typically shy away from promoting for-profit products like this, but this one would be an excellent giveaway to families with babies. This book was brought to my attention by a librarian who participated in the Reading for Healthy Families early literacy training project and thought it would be of interest to other early childhood professionals.

What do they mean by "offering to customize the cover?" During the next print run of these book, the printer will print a message of your choice on the cover such as "To: New Baby and Family; From: Your Library/Healthy Start". Check out their example online<http://www.thirdweekbooks.com/customprintoptions.html>. This offer is only available once or twice a year when the publisher needs to print more copies.

Do these titles come in board book format which is more developmentally appropriate for babies? Yes they do! The board books are not scheduled to go to print so can't be customized at this time, but you can request to be notified when they are available to be customized by sending an email to: TheBabyReader at yahoo.com<mailto:TheBabyReader at yahoo.com>

Does this publisher have more titles? They also have a title for toddlers called Bunnaby Bunny/Elconejito Claudio-this Spanish title is a direct translation of the English. This is a story with a simple narrative about getting dressed. In my opinion the story and illustrations are just okay, but the early literacy information and tips for parents are very good.

Learn more: http://www.thirdweekbooks.com/homepage.html
Questions, contact: Cheryl and Carol at 612-990-6011 or TheBabyReader at yahoo.com<mailto:TheBabyReader at yahoo.com>
Need to find money for books? Check out grant seeking resources on the RFHF website<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/rfhf.deal.on.kids.books.aspx> and the Early Literacy Initiative website<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/earlylit/funding/index.aspx>.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

If the hyper links don't work, try copying and pasting these URLs into your browser.

*         Sample pages of the book: http://www.thirdweekbooks.com/samplepages.html

*         Sample customization: http://www.thirdweekbooks.com/customprintoptions.html

*         Third Week Books: http://www.thirdweekbooks.com/homepage.html

*         RFHF website's resources for getting cheap books and grants: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/rfhf.deal.on.kids.books.aspx

*         Early Literacy Initiative's grant seeing resources: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/earlylit/funding/index.aspx

From: Third Week Books [mailto:thebabyreader at yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 3:51 PM
To: Katie Anderson
Subject: Option to customize English and Spanish Baby Readers: Act by May 7th!

Join the Spring custom printing of Baby Readers!


Spring is here -- and so is an opportunity to order custom-printed soft-cover Rock-A-Bye Baby Readers and Spanish-language Despertar a la lectura!

You'd asked to be alerted when libraries and Healthy Starts could arrange for custom covers of their Baby Readers. We're taking custom orders through May 7th for our print run in late May. Books will be delivered in mid-June.

Visit our website to see a variety of customizations that clients have created for their own community's first book to babies (and their parents): www.thirdweekbooks.com/customprintoptions.html<http://www.thirdweekbooks.com/customprintoptions.html>.

We'd welcome the chance to discuss a project you may print this Spring or programming ideas that are currently just a gleam in your eye.

                                                                        Thank you,
Cheryl and Carole
(t) 612-990-6011

FYI: Nov 7th is the cut-off for our Fall '12 Press Run. Those books will deliver by mid-Dec -- just in time for Oregon's first babies of 2013!

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