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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Snow C, Selman RL, Walker PC. n.d.. Voices reading: Literacy to live by—A comprehensive reading and character development program for grades K-2. Columbus, OH: Zaner-Bloser, 72 pp. (Program overview)

Annotation: This book presents the Voices Reading program, which combines systematic, comprehensive literacy instruction with character development. The program uses multicultural trade books as its basis and leveled books to match individual needs. The program addresses six themes: identity awareness, perspective taking, conflict resolution, social awareness, love and friendship, and freedom and democracy. In addition to explaining these themes, the book presents program components and a literacy overview, addresses the achievement gap, and discusses research and methods and scope and sequence.

Contact: Zaner-Bloser, 1201 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215-3018, Telephone: (800) 421-3018 Secondary Telephone: (614) 486-0221 Web Site:

Keywords: Character, Child development, Cultural competence, Educational attainment, Literacy education, Programs, Reading, Research

Dallavalle M, Sellers C. 2016. Help me be healthy: WIC education series. Falls Church, VA: Crabtree + Company, help me be healthy, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of 12 educational brochures sequentially focus on the needs of new and expectant mothers and infants and children from birth through age five. Topics are based on national Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) standards and include reading readiness, childhood obesity prevention, food and nutrition, behavior and developmental skills, and communication and language acquisition.

Contact: Crabtree + Company, help me be healthy, 200 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046, Telephone: (888) 531-9001, ext. 102 Fax: (703) 241-9060 E-mail: Web Site: $.95 each (mother series), $.40 each (infant series), $.35 each (child series) plus $30 per 1,000 copies for shipping and handling; the brochures are available throughout the year for purchase and can also be purchased at a significantly reduced cost during spring and fall co-ops..

Keywords: Communication skills, Consumer education materials, Developmental stages, Early childhood development, Health promotion, Infants, Language development, Low literacy materials, Mothers, Nutrition, Pregnant women, Reading, Spanish language materials, Young children

Holtby S, Zahnd E, Grant D. 2015. Ten-year trends in the health of young children in California: 2003 to 2011–2012. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents 10-year trends in several key health and wellness indicators for infants and children from birth to age 5 in California. The indicators are health insurance coverage, source of medical care, dental visits, overweight-for-age, parents singing and reading to their child and going out with their child, and preschool attendance.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Children, Dental care, Health insurance, Infants, Medical home, Oral health, Preventive health services, Reading, School attendance, School readiness, Trends

American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative. 2015. Brush, Book, Bed: A program of the American Academy of Pediatrics—Implementation guide. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 23 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help pediatricians and other health professionals improve the implementation of oral health services in the medical home through the Brush, Book, Bed program by linking oral health information to messages about reading to children and setting a regular bedtime. The program is aimed at parents of infants and children ages 6 months to 6 years. Topics include workflow, training and resources, talking points, supplies and tips, dental referral, and coding for oral health services.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (866) 843-2271 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinical coding, Infants, Literacy, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parenting, Pediatric care, Reading, Safety, School age children, Service integration, Sleep, Young children

Reach Out and Read National Center. 2014. Improving school readiness in Washington state through Reach Out and Read . Boston, MA: Reach Out and Read National Center, 31 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes the school readiness project that took place between March 2009 and February 2014 to integrate the Reach Out and Read program into Washington's state and local school readiness efforts so that vulnerable children are better prepared to learn when they enter kindergarten. The report describes the need for the program, the goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results, outcomes, future plans, and sustainability of the project. It also discusses the collaboration that took place and the partnerships formed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Medical home, Reading, School readiness, State programs, Washington

My Brother's Keeper Task Force. 2014. My Brother's Keeper Task Force report to the president. Washington, DC: Executive Office of the President, 61 pp.

Annotation: This report describes progress on a national initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. The report outlines the building blocks for success across key life stages and presents initial recommendations and areas of opportunity for each of the key milestones. The focus areas include entering school ready to learn, reading at grade level by third grade, graduating from high school ready for college and career, completing postsecondary education or training, entering the work force, reducing violence, and providing a second chance. Cross-cutting areas of opportunity that span all focus areas are also discussed.

Contact: White House, Executive Office of the President, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent males, Barriers, Cultural factors, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, Graduation, Juvenile justice, Learning, Life course, Men, Minority groups, Reading, School to work transition, Social factors, Violence prevention, Work family issues, Work force, Young adults

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. Brush, book, bed: How to structure your child's nighttime routine. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource describes a program that encourages parents to have a predictable nighttime routine that includes helping their young child brush his or her teeth, reading a favorite book or two, and getting the child to bed at a regular time. Additional information and resources on oral health, early literacy, and healthy sleep for infants, toddlers, and school-age children are included.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Literacy, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parenting, Reading, Safety, School age children, Sleep, Young children

Delaware Health and Social Services, Office of the Secretary. 2012. Growing Together: Calendar for parents. New Castle, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Office of the Secretary, 45 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for new parents about health and safety in infants and young children from birth through age 5. The document describes how infants and young children grow and learn, how to keep them safe from harm, activities that parents can do with infants and young children, and what parents can do if they are concerned about their infant's or young child's development. Contents include tips and resources on reading with infants and young children, safe sleep, what to expect and what to do at each developmental stage, helping a crying infant, recognizing high-quality child care, fatherhood, finding and using health services including immunizations, and promoting oral health.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child development, Consumer education materials, Health promotion, Health services, Infants, Learning, Nutrition, Oral health, Parenting, Parents, Reading, Safety, Sleep position, Young children

Dunne C, Goode T. 2004. Using a book club to confront attitudinal barriers and other "isms". Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 7 pp. (Seeds of change: Promising practices for enhancing cultural & linguistic competence at the individual and institutional levels)

Annotation: This pamphlet discusses how to use a book club to learn about bias, discrimination, stereotyping, and prejudice. It explains how books can be catalysts for change, how to make a book club a reality, the impact of such a book club, and how a book club can grow into something larger. The pamphlet also includes start-up strategies, sample book club selections, and contact information. The pamphlet highlights the experiences of the Family Support Organization of Burlington County, NJ, a group of parents or guardians of children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Cultural competence, Discrimination, Groups, Model programs, Racism, Reading, Social bias

Anderson MF. 1991. Hospitalized children and books: A guide for librarians, families, and caregivers. (2nd ed.). Metuchen, NJ: Medical Library Association and Scarecrow Press, 154 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information about the operation, programming, and goals of a library in a pediatric setting. The second edition includes guidelines for serving an increasingly large number of preschool-age, technology-dependent, and chronically ill children. Services discussed include story hours, read-aloud times, book carts, bibliotherapy, poetry writing, a family health resource center, and community outreach. Lists of books for children and of books and other resources for adults are included.

Contact: Scarecrow Press, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706, Telephone: (301) 459-3366 Secondary Telephone: (800) 462-6420 Contact Phone: (800) 537-7107 Fax: (301) 429-5748 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Bibliotherapy, Children, Children's literature, Coping, Health sciences libraries, Hospitalization, Reading


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.