Helen Fellers has been a librarian for more than 50 years, encouraging children and young adults to read, read, and read. One of her platforms for doing this is her trademarked Reading Rooster Recommends™ video series.
Reading Rooster is all about information, entertainment and inspiration.
Why information? Twice a month, Fellers shares on YouTube the best children's books that kids, teachers and parents can use. These books range from the latest bestsellers like "Dawn of the Clans" to popular classics like "The Giving Tree." Many of these books are available at the South Carolina Center for Children's Books & Literacy where Fellers works as coordinator.
Now comes the entertainment. Sometimes Fellers will play dress-up, donning masks, hats and scarves to illustrate the books she's recommending. And there's always a rooster in the picture! He's the one crowing.
She will sometimes have recommendations centered around a theme. In one video, Fellers recommended several books in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Fellers does all of this for one goal: To inspire children to read more each day. She even travels to preschools and reads to children during story time.
Fellers is also inspiring teachers to read to children, giving presentations to preschool and kindergarten teachers about early childhood literacy.
Fellers, the Reading Rooster, has crowed about books for several years and does not expect to quit any time soon.