Robert’s Snow Auction: Week 3

[Credit for this post goes to Jen Robinson for making this update SO-O-O easy.] As you know if you’ve been visiting any children’s book blogs for the past few weeks, Robert’s Snow is an online auction that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More than 200 children’s book illustrators have created art on individual snowflake-shaped wooden templates. The snowflakes will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to cancer research. You can view all of the 2007 snowflakes here. Jules and Eisha from Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast have found a way for bloggers to help with this effort, by blogging about individual illustrators and their snowflakes. The idea is to drive traffic to the Robert’s Snow site so that many snowflakes will … Read more

The Wash Rag, Fall 2007, Issue 17

Fall is our favorite time of here in the Tub, because it is our anniversary. We launched our website in the Fall of 2003, so it is always fun to stop, take a breath, and see just how many pages we have turned in the last year. I won’t bore you here, but I’ve put some “Tub History” stories on Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, the Reading Tub® blog. Every time I sit down to write a newsletter, it seems like we have something new, as we work to make it easier for you to bring reading home! As you know, every profile we write has the “Recommended Age” for the audience. Well, we have tweaked that a little bit. From here on out, … Read more

Let It Snow: Robert’s Snow Auction, Week Two

I’m sure by now you’ve read about the Robert’s Snow Auction for Cancer’s Cure. I have updated the blogroll on the side with this week’s featured authors, and I have to additional notes to add. First, Beginning today, Blogging-for-a-Cure Organizer Jules @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, will feature illustrators and their snowflakes you haven’t heard about. Today she has the snowflake created by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author/illustrator of Punk Farm … which happens to be one of our Kindergartener’s favorite book! Here is why you won’t see a feature on these artists. Since Elaine Magliaro posted this on her blog Wild Rose Reader, and I’m including it here (with permission). “When Jules of 7-Imp put out her call in … Read more