Motoko Rich's New York Times article on reading workshops, in which students choose their own books. See also the Educating Alice blog for a 4th grade teacher's approach to teaching reading (and a response to the Times article).
Oprah's next Book Club pick, to be announced September 18th. (My guess? Like GalleyCat, I think it's Uwen Akpam's Say You're One of Them.)
Susan Straight's essay at the New York Times Book Review about Accelerated Reader, a school-based reading-incentive program
Nearly fifty years after its initial publication, Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking makes the bestseller list. (via The Village Voice's Fork in the Road blog)
The Kidlitosphere Conference for bloggers, October 17th
Book Blogger Appreciation Week, September 14th-18th. Voting for favorites takes place September 7th-12th.