Who is the Reading Rooster?
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. 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.
- 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.