The Fearful Fairy (sponsored Post)

THE FEARFUL FAIRYby Sheri Hood illustrated by M. Faith Shaheen What happens when a fairy is afraid to fly? Dixie isn’t like the other fairies. They have four wings, she has two … and they don’t always work like they should. This picture book for beginning readers (ages 4 to 8) is a story about facing challenge and triumphing over it! Available now at or Published by StonesThrow Publishing, LLC 2007 This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 US License

Write On!

Some days you get an inbox full of virtual junk mail; other days you get lots of just so-so stuff; and then some days, you get a surprise … a note from someone you’ve never met, but who brightens your day all the same. Yesterday was one of those days. I had a note from Dallas Woodburn, a junior at USC majoring in creative writing. Because Dallas is passionate about kids and reading and writing, she found The Reading Tub, and tooka moment to introduce herself and what she does. Rather than speak for her, I’ll let her tell you all about Write On! Write On! is a nonprofit foundation, that then-8th grader Dallas Woodburn created in 2000, to encourage … Read more

The Wash Rag, Summer 2007

The Reading Tub Newsletter, Issue 16, Summer 2007Summer’s here, school is out, and life shifts to lay-back-and-relax mode. There is more time to be together, travel, and (last but not least) kick back with a book we have been waiting months to read! Speaking of books to read … If you haven’t checked out the May/June 2007 book bag, you might want to do that. It is probably the biggest collection of “favorites” we’ve ever had! I can’t remember a month having as tough a time selecting “a few” favorites. Just in time for summer reading, we have also upgraded the search engine on the site. Now, you can search the whole Web site or just the book bag. When … Read more