… To Grandmother’s House We Go

Wherever you look this time of year, the world is full of images of family gatherings and special moments. Whether it’s a television ad or a favorite photo, we are often transported back to a special place or time of holidays long ago. As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and then (quickly) move toward selecting those “just perfect” holiday gifts, it seemed like the perfect time to offer you the perfect gift idea. This morning, I opened an auction for Janet Mary Sinke’s picture book collection, My Grandma and Me. The winner will receive a complete set of the books (four in all), personally autographed. The auction runs from 21 November 2005 until 9 December 2005. Some of you … Read more

Kids Can Write, Too

Sandra McLeod Humphrey has been helping children for nearly four decades, first as a clinical psychologist, and now as an author and consultant. Her work supports children’s literacy from several venues. First, her award-winning books engage children to discuss the world around them, bringing books to life and helping them apply their messages in the decisions they make every day. Sandy also has a website http://www.kidscandoit.com, which has an ongoing essay contest that lets kids write their own true story about the toughest decision they had to make. She also collects stories and posts them once a month on the “Fun Stuff” section of the site. Check it out! This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons … Read more