Cybils Meet the Easy Reader/Early Chapter Panelists

It’s Cybils Time! I’ve said it before, but it is worth saying again: I love the Childrens’ and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards, aka Cybils. Once again this year, I have the honor of leading the Panels for the Cybils’ Easy Reader / Early Chapter Book Category. We have a wonderful mix of authors, parents, educators, and librarians that should ensure thoughtful, impassioned discussion … exactly what you would expect in a group of people who have to pick the “best” of something! So without further ado, let me introduce the Round 1 and Round 2 panelists for the 2013 Cybils. If you’re not already subscribed to their blog or following them on Twitter, I highly recommend it. CYBILS Round … Read more

Literacy Lalapalooza 11 – Literacy Fun for Back to School

Welcome to Literacy Lalapalooza number 11! Each month since November 2012, we have been celebrating the Reading Tub’s 10th Anniversary. Our goal is to offer simple ways to integrate literacy into everyday activities or moments, as well as some reading ideas. Each edition of the Lalapalooza  has ONE idea for literacy and reading; TWO tools or resource suggestions, and THREE book recommendations (one for each reading age). Since we are a blog about literacy, it seems only fitting to give a belated shout-out to our Newspaper Carrier. Yesterday was Newspaper Carrier Day. We have our first Friday the 13th of the year next week, and there are plenty of fun *excuses* for literacy moments … Defy Superstition Day – Ironic, isn’t it? Name … Read more