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I created the Reading Tub to help families find great books to share with their kids. In the process, I found a way to bridge the gap that gets books to readers in need. Hope you'll visit often and join our discussion of literacy, reading, and books.

#TBT Book Review – Septimus Heap by Angie Sage

This week we are hosting a Throwback Thursday book review for Angie Sage’s Septimus Heap series. Whether you read Magyk (Book 1) or Fyre (Book 7), or listened to the Audio version, add your review to this week’s #TBT meme. Septimus Heap: Magyk written by Angie Sage illustrated by Mark Zug Katherine Tegan Books, 2005 On the journey home to see his newborn son, Silas Heap finds a baby girl in the forest. She is all alone, wrapped in blankets. He brings her home, and finds out that his son, Septimus, the seventh son of the seventh son, is pronounced dead. Silas and his wife Sarah decide to raise the baby girl as their own. Ten years later, they receive … Read more

#TBT Book Review – House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones

House of Many Ways written by Diana Wynne Jones Greenwillow Books, 2008 Despite her family’s background in magic, her mother (who does not possess magic skills) sheltered Charmain from the arts her whole life. Now Charmain is caring for her relative; dealing with a special, stray dog and a slow wizard apprentice; and trying to learn the regular household duties to get along. Somehow, in helping at the Royal Library she get entangled in web involving the magical royal family. What seemed to be a simple task of house-sitting turns out to be far more complex than Charmain thought. Reading Tub review of House of Many Ways: June 2009 An InLinkz Link-up Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews? Those … Read more

#TBT Book Review – Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri

Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri is a book that a Reading Tub volunteer introduced to us. She and her daughter (then 5 and 6) would make weekly trips to their local library, and we were the beneficiaries of some of her daughter’s favorite choices. I always loved opening her emails because every review came with a personal story about their library visit. Blue Goose written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008 Farmer Gray drives off in his truck to go to town. While he is gone, the animals paint the farm in all the primary colors: a Blue Goose, a Red Hen, a Yellow Chick, and a White Duck. They mix their colors … Read more