A Word from Our Sponsor

Just a quick note to let y’all know that things will be sporadic around here between now and when the Tub wraps up the year mid-month. There are lots of things going on – the least of which is the holiday hubbub and planning – and I want need to thin my workload to be able to  prepare and deal with it all. All of us in the Doherty household are fine, but I can no longer push off the realities of being in the Sandwich Generation. I am not disappearing, and still plan to be an active part of the community, but I’ll be largely cheering from the sidelines for right now … like tomorrow, when the third edition … Read more

Update: Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 30 November

This is a Re-do. I know the first one published, but now it has vanished. Sorry folks … This week Jen Robinson is hosting our children’s literacy and reading news round-up. The roundups are brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Jen and I collected plenty of content for you about literacy and reading-related events; literacy/reading programs and research; and grants, sponsorships and donations. We don’t have any 21st century literacies news this week. Jen did a yeoman’s job pulling together all the items of interest, as I was doing the traveling this past weekend. Between the roundup and her Saturday Afternoon Visit, there are lots of things to get us excited and … Read more

Holiday Books for Sharing with Kids

Yeah! The holidays are here. Once those first few damp/cold November days have settled us into the season, I’m always ready to get the holidays started. The smells, the giggles, the magic, the traditions. One of our family traditions – started Catherine’s first Christmas (6 weeks) –  is that Daddy reads Clement C. Moore’s A Visit from St. Nick, which most of us know as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. This weekend, after the turkeys and pumpkins are put away, we’ll pull out the library of holiday stories to enjoy for the next few weeks. For each of the last 6 years, we’ve been adding a new book (okay, maybe two three) to the Christmas library. In … Read more