Authors: Promotion for You and Giving Back, too

Authors. Once or twice a year, I borrow some space on the blog to talk about the Reading Tub® and our charitable work. As regular readers know, we are a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3). While our work is “free,” the costs of getting reading materials to at-risk readers and underwriting our literacy resources, is not. Rather than create grand events that benefit just us, we have opted for opportunities that offer a Win-Win to everyone. Our Author Showcase is just that kind of opportunity. Through our website, blog, and other social media platforms we can help authors of children’s and young adult books increase the discoverability of their work. In return, they can help us get reading material to at-risk readers … Read more

Literacy Lalapalooza 7 – Thanks Mom Edition

Our Literacy Lalapalooza is a 14-month celebration of the Reading Tub’s 10th Anniversary. It is our way of thanking you for sharing the gift of literacy. Each issue will have   Idea for literacy and reading. Tools and/or Resources suggestions (e.g., websites, games, toys) Book ideas, one for each reading group: 0-4, 5-9, 10&Up Sign up for the newsletter edition and DOUBLE the creative literacy ideas. Subscribers already got their email with a completely unique set of recommendations. You must select “Literacy Lalapalooza” in the Sign Me Up For … section 1 Literacy Idea: Choo, Choo! “All Aboard!” May 9 is National Train Day. Make a “box” car or line up some rows of chairs and have some fun. Kids love … Read more

Welcome Children’s Author Pam Stone

When Pam first contacted me, I was a bit surprised … the only “Pam Stone” I could find was a romance author and a magazine journalist. I was expecting to find a children’s author. It left me scratching my head. Is this the same person? How did she find us? Does she write for young adults? Turns out, I had “half” the right Pam Stone! Before becoming a children’s author, Pam owned her own marketing company, where she wrote articles for and published a regional home improvement magazine. When it was time for a career change, Pam wanted to keep writing but do it more creatively. That is when she decided to become a children’s author and transform some of … Read more