Literacy and Reading Tools – April/May Edition

Welcome to this combined April/May edition of the Tools for Reading and Literacy.  Traditionally, the Resources post is a monthly annex to the Literacy and Reading News Roundup, a collaborative effort with with Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson’s Book Page), Carol Rasco (Rasco from RIF), and Susan Stephenson of The Book Chook blog! In each issue you will find links to articles, websites, and online tools that facilitate the processes of reading and learning. Whether the information is recently published or a couple years old, it’s new to her and may be new to you. Enjoy! Starting off Literacy Lava is one of my favorite tools … and one I wish I had time to contribute to! With every issue (and … Read more

Get Ready for Summer Reading: A Booklights Reprise

Yes, Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer are almost here. Some of us are just wrapping up a school year, several (many) have weeks yet to go. Still, the holiday gets us in a summer mood, so I thought I’d pull up a post from the Booklights archives. We’re  a few days ahead of that “but now it’s June” remark in the opening, but here in the East if FEELS like June, so we’re going to roll with it. Bookworm Basics: Summer Reading originally published on Booklights 2 June 2010 Toward the end of April, the “summer reading” whispers started. But now it’s June and school is out or almost over, so today I’m shifting gears and thinking … Read more

Thursday Blurb: Countdown to BookExpo America and Book Blogger Convention

For reasons that have nothing to do with the Reading Tub or blogging, it has taken until this week for me to get my mind wrapped around BookExpo America (not that you ever really get your mind fully wrapped around it!). That’s not to say I’m not super excited about going to BEA and the Book Blogger Convention, I am. I can’t wait to reconnect with friends in the Kidlitosphere, the book blogging community, and of course the city where I spent the “honeymoon years” of my marriage. I am enjoying the posts on the Book Blogger Convention blog, but I can’t tell you what ARCs people are clamoring for (though I get hints in the #BEA11/#BookExpo stream I keep … Read more