A Call For Children’s Books in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

As you know, the Reading Tub, Inc. is partnered with Be the Star You Are!(tm), a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to serving youth at-risk by empowering them through literacy. I just received word today that Be the Star You Are!(tm) is shipping books to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Centers in the south. They have received numerous requests for MORE children’s books. If you have titles from your personal libraries, collections of review books, or Out-of-Print stocks, why not send them to a child in need? Everyone has been talking about how important football is, because it’s a form of entertainment that helps people “escape” for just a few hours. Books for kids can do all that … and more. Send me … Read more

The Book Bag: Books for Ages 4 to 8, August 2005

Our family reviewers have been VERY busy this summer … Here is a sampling of the books most recently posted to the Web site. Click the title to see our Profile. There is no particular order to the presentation of books. I Take a DEEEP Breath! by Sharon Penchina and Stuart Hoffman. “Although geared for children, this is a nice reminder for parents to slow down, too. The repetition of the activity, combined with the multiple opportunities to practice taking a deep breath, make for a calmer child by the end of the book.” (2 Imagine Publishers, 2005)Squirt by Stacy Nyikos. What do you do if you’re a squid and you can’t go outside to play? For Squirt, the answer … Read more

The Book Bag: Books for ages 8 to 12, August 2005

Our family reviewers have been VERY busy this summer … Here is a sampling of the books most recently posted to the Web site. Click the title to see our Profile. They are presented in no particular order. The Burning Pendulum: Fortune Teller’s Club #7 by Dotti Enderle “One of my favorites. I love the fact that the author uses present-day situations regarding book banning and specifically refers to Harry Potter …” (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2005) The Ghost of Shady Lane: Fortune Tellers Club #8 by Dotti Enderle. “How can anyone pass up a story about a haunted house?! This would be a great read for a slow reader or a reader moving up levels.” (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2005) Note: Go to … Read more