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.

Rock On! Punk Farm by Jarrett K. Krosoczka a #TBT Book Review

One of the very first books my (then) Kindergartner brought home from the school library was Punk Farm by Jarrett K. Krosoczka. What a sweet beginning to her elementary career. So, to celebrate all the young students (and their parents) sharing the joys of the school library, we’ve pulled up this early favorite for this week’s Throwback Thursday book review.  Punk Farm written and illustrated by Jarrett K. Krosoczka Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2005 Tonight’s the B-I-G night. Sheep, Cow, Goat, Chicken, and Pig, aka the band Punk Farm, has their big rock concert for all of the other animals. In the middle of their last practice, Cow hears footsteps in the farmhouse. Oh, no! Farmer Joe is supposed … Read more

#TBT Reviews: Ivy and Bean series

It was a happy day when we discovered Ivy and Bean in our house! We’ve read nearly every book in the series, with reviews on The Reading Tub for The Ghost That Had to Go and Ivy and Bean Make the Rules.  I don’t know that I’ll ever get any more reviews written – but I’d love to make sure readers find out more about as many of the books in the Ivy and Bean series as possible. So p-l-e-a-s-e add your review link to our collection! Ivy and Bean (series) written by Annie Barrows illustrated by Sophie Blackall Chronicle Books, 2006 to 2014 from Ivy and Bean Make the Rules: Bean’s older sister Nancy is going to Girl Power … Read more

Cybils Awards v. The Walking Dead – a No Brainer

Why count the days until the The Walking Dead, when you could already be celebrating the launch of the 2015 Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (@Cybils)?! See, I told you it was a no brainer! This year, the Cybils Awards are celebrating its 10th Year! The 2015 Call for Judges opened on Monday, so while you’re waiting for that show to start, head on over to the blog to learn more about the Cybils Awards and, think about applying as a judge. Rather than repeat last year’s post with my top three reasons why being part of the Cybils Awards rocks, I am going to ask you to consider three questions. 1. Do you read and blog about … Read more