The Sky’s the Limit: Far Out!

Y’all know how much I love Anastasia Suen and all she does for reading and literacy … so I’m happy to help spread the word about her Space Day Giveaway. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and Children’s Book Week, I’ll give a FREE Virtual Visit to one class on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. We’ll read my book, Man on the Moon. Email Anastasia to enter your class in the drawing. Anastasia will draw the winner’s name on Space Day, May 1! Am I the only person who remembers when “far out” was da bomb?

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 27 April

Welcome to the children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog.  This week’s edition includes events for reading and literacy as well as ideas and posts about raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; grants & donations; and a bunch of new resources. There are some great new blogs coming online. Events Jen, a Red Sox fan, wasn’t able to resist this article from Everybody Wins! about the Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids program. Among other efforts, “Kevin Youkilis “Hits For Kids”, has also forged a partnership with the New England Mobile Book Fair®, establishing Youk’s Kids Reading Group-a program aimed at furthering the important values of reading and … Read more

Thankful Friday

It has been a bit of a crazy week around here …  I started doing some consulting work, which means that what used to be “normal” is in a state of flux. Running the Reading Tub is a full-time job with part-time hours,  but paying jobs trump volunteer work.  The Tub is my baby, and I was feeling a little down, I saw this The Reading Tub is part of a wonderful group of 15 blogs receiving the “Premio Dardas” award over at Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile. Yeah! I needed that today. The award recognizes  “bloggers who distinguish themselves for showing cultural values, ethics, great and fun writing skills, as well as individual values, through their creative writing.” To … Read more