Buy Books for the Holidays

I am one of those people who will CREATE a holiday to buy books. Why not? They are fun,  they can be the catalyst for great memories, and they are a VERY sound investment. This morning Amy (My Friend Amy) kicked off the Buy Books for the Holiday campaign.  In her opening post, Amy explains why she puts together a team of bloggers for this annual campaign: “We believe strongly in the written word, in the importance of a literate society and we recognize that it’s up to us make our voices heard about books and reading. You have a lot of options for gifts this holiday season, but we hope you’ll work to give a gift with lasting value, … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 2 November

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; 21st century literacies; and grants, sponsorships and donations. Yesterday we kicked off National Literacy Month, and tomorrow we celebrate 43 great years of Reading is Fundamental. What a great way to get the party started! The idea of kids and dads reading together always makes me smile, so I particularly liked Jen’s find of the article about FRED – Fathers Reading Every Day – a literacy program in Colorado. If you … Read more

The Wash Rag: Reading Tub Newsletter, Fall 2009

The Wash Rag, our quarterly newsletter, is now available on the Reading Tub website.   Here are the blurbs about what you’ll find in this edition  … Chapter One – The change of season also starts the transition to a time when many of us are content to fill the cold days with a book, a blanket, and a cup of cocoa. In reality, those are stolen moments in a very busy schedule. Is the spike in volunteers related to the change of seasons? The Soap Dish –  The big news over the last three months has been the invitation to PBS Parents’ Booklights as a guest blogger for a few months; being asked to create and run the Children’s Book … Read more