If You Take a Child to the Library …

Every day, we get lots of new children’s books here in the Tub. So many, in fact, my office is beginning to look like a library … and, to borrow a turn of phrase that Laura Neumeroff uses … If you think about the library you think about great books … and if you think about great books, you’ll think about great memories … and if you think about great memories, you want to share them with your kids! So as I sit here staring at my own personal “stacks,” I remember my childhood visits to the library. Going to the library was probably how I got hooked on books in the first place. I remember wandering in and out … Read more

The January Carnival of Children’s Literature

Have you visited the carnival lately? For children’s book lovers, this is a year-round event. Each month the carnival moves to a new town (blog), with a new theme. The theme for the January Carnival is Book Awards … Stop by, pick your prize! This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 US License

A Big Week for Awards

I have to laugh when I read the newspaper articles about the Writer’s Guild strike and it’s impact on the “big” media awards. The show can’t go on, so to speak, because there is no one to write cue cards so someone can READ about what we watch (vs. read). Why not just read some award-winners instead? This week the American Library Association presented its slate of award-winning books for the year. These are the most recognized awards in kid lit circles, but they aren’t the only awards. In the Tub, our goal is to encourage reading. For kid lit fans (parents, librarians, teachers) the Caldecott or Newberry or Prinze winners are likely books we’ve already read! But what about … Read more