Top Four Children's and Parenting Books Unveiled for Read Across America

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America Learns' newest book, "Bonding While Learning" stands out among more than 5,300 children's and parenting titles on Lulu.com.

Since 2002, Lulu.com, the premiere online destination for publishing, has seen its customers create and publish more than 4,500 children's books and 750 parenting books. In honor of its first annual celebration of Read Across America - the National Education Association's annual effort to motivate children to read 365 days a year - Lulu.com has highlighted four key books to encourage parents and children to bring the joy of reading into their daily routine.

In conjunction with this goal, Lulu.com has officially selected America Learns' newest book, Bonding While Learning, as one of the four "Read Across America" must-reads for 2007. Bonding While Learning is the only book in the parenting category included in this prestigious list.

This unique and interactive book serves to help parents and grandparents teach their young children to read and write through engaging, relationship building activities; activities that are also steeped in meaningful research and practice. Many Bonding While Learning activities are especially tailored for today's busy parents, helping them to prepare their children for reading success during everyday experiences in the car, in restaurants, and even while waiting in line at the store.

"Bonding While Learning is a perfect book to share with your child during 'Read Across America'," said Gail Jordan of Lulu.com. "The book's innovative, easy to use activities truly help parents make learning time feel like quality family time. You can't beat that."

"It's a true honor for our newest book to be highlighted by Lulu.com," said Gary Kosman, co-author of Bonding While Learning and CEO of America Learns. "We're grateful that Lulu recognizes the unique service we're providing to families through Bonding While Learning, giving parents the opportunity to help their children learn to read and write through activities filled with love and laughter."

About Lulu (http://www.lulu.com): Lulu.com is the premiere marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, with more than 100,000 recently published titles, and more than 2500 new titles added each week, created by people in 80 different countries. Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators of books, video, periodicals, multimedia and other content to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. Lulu empowers these individuals and corporations to create high quality content products to sell directly to their customers and the rest of the Lulu.com marketplace. With storefronts provided as well as other marketing assistance, creators are fully supported to profit from their work. With Lulu offices in the US, Canada and Europe, Lulu customers can reach the globe.

About America Learns, LLC (http://www.americalearns.net): America Learns, based in Los Angeles County, is a national educational performance and accountability firm reaching more than 12,000 students nationwide. The company's flagship service, the America Learns Network, helps organizations track, evaluate and provide ongoing guidance and support to tutors, mentors and student teachers. Organizations using its services include universities (e.g., Dwight Hall at Yale, Duke, UC Berkeley, Georgetown and the University of Michigan), community-based nonprofits (e.g., Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates and the YMCA of Greater St. Louis), after-school programs (e.g., Public/Private Ventures' YET centers), and school districts (e.g., the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the Minneapolis Public Schools). The company also creates and publishes high quality, meaningful, stress-free learning opportunities for children that are steeped in relevant research and practice.

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