A few parents have already asked me about my personal opinion regarding the new reading readiness assessment enacted in Wisconsin. While I find it a bit inappropriate to discuss my views on our Library blog, I do find it comforting that the Department of Public Instruction has e-mailed youth Librarians the following links.
I hope these resources will come in handy to inquiring parents and guardians. If you have further questions or would like more resources, I will do my best to assist you in your venture.
Early Learning Initiative for Wisconsin Public Libraries
Booklists from the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Beginning with Books
MORE Books for Beginning Readers: A Bibliography of Trade Books for Young Children http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=506
The PALS website