About ReadingTub

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 – The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

First a confession: Sarah Prineas had me at “Conn.” Can you think of a better name for a thief? The Magic Thief trilogy is one of my go-to recommendations for readers. First you get invested in the characters quickly (see above!). Then you come along for all the adventure and wanting to know “what’s next.” It has that magical boy wizard feel, without the heaviness and denser, more complex text some readers don’t enjoy or aren’t quite ready to tackle. This week we’re doing something a bit different. We’re not linking back to one book, but three. So if you reviewed any (or all) of the books in The Magic Thief trilogy, share them! The Magic Thief (trilogy) written by Sarah … Read more

#TBT Book Review – Duck! Rabbit! by Amy

Duck! Rabbit! Books that play with words are among my favorites. Picture books, in particular, are fun because they add visual interest (and usually extra laughter). It is hard to believe that it has been six years since we read and reviewed Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Duck! Rabbit! How about you? When did you read Duck! Rabbit! … and did you write a review? Share your link below in this week’s #TBT BOok Duck! Rabbit! written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld It is a simple image, or so it seems. One narrator says it’s a duck. The other says it’s a rabbit. Can it be both? This is a book that demonstrates that one thing can be interpreted … Read more

Literacy + Life: Summer Road Trip edition

Yeah! Summer is here … time for that summer road trip! Whether you’re headed to the mountains or the ocean, we’d like to invite you to take our new Literacy Road Trip eBook with you. The kids get some fun, educational car games for your summer road trip. You get something to keep them busy and ward off the  pleas of are we there yet? Literacy Road Trip; Games to Make Car Travel Fun (and Educational) is part of our Literacy + Life series. It is a set of ready-made games that engage kids with literacy concepts. Download the book, print the game cards … and you’re ready to roll! Perfect for your summer road trip! There are limitless ways to play Literacy Road … Read more