Mea Culpa

Dear Subscribers to the Reading Tub Book Bags via Email, I was sorry to hear that several of the Book Bags had faulty links. I have not yet perfected my HTML proofreading skills. Thanks for the notes letting me know something was amiss. Hopefully you were able to recognize the error and find your way to the Book Bags directly. Sincerely, Terry This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 US License

Bilingual Books (July/August 2008)

There were only a few bilingual and foreign-language children’s books this time. Rather than write two bare-bones posts, I’m combining the Reading Ahead (previews) and Book Bag (review) columns for Bilingual Books. First I’d like to call attention to the Step by Step Reading Corner, a non-profit publisher dedicated to literacy. They create children’s picture books in many languages, including French, Spanish, and Slavic languages (think: Russia and Eastern Europe). These are not bilingual books, but you can buy the same book in English and the language of your choice. Check out the Step by Step Reading Corner store at Big Universe to read the stories online. Here are some of the titles that have caught our eye. They were … Read more

The Book Bag, books for Ages 0 to 4 (July/August 2008)

There weren’t many standouts for this audience this time. Both Bee & Me and Too Many Toys set the bar pretty high! Thanks to Andrea and Mark at Just One More Book, we were able to fill out the collection with some podcast reviews. Bee & Me by Elle J. McGuinness, illustrated by Heather Brown. When a bee comes into his house, a young boy gets the chance to overcome his fear and learn about all the things bees do for us. This book employes Ani-motion™ panels that bring action to the story and will engage pre-readers in thumbing through this sturdy boardbook for hours. (Accord Publishing, 2008) Too Many Toys written and illustrated by David Shannon You name the … Read more