Life Is Good – Let’sMake #FLIPforLiteracy a Reality

Help Us Win $50,000 for #FLIPforLiterach You may have noticed our new, shiny yellow badge. We are very honored to be sporting that logo!! The Reading Tub is one of about 100 national nonprofits invited and selected to be part of the Life is Good $125,000 Challenge. The Challenge is a friendly fundraising campaign launched by Life is Good, the lifestyle brand which uses its clothing as a vehicle to spread the power of optimism. This is a 30-day Fundraising Challenge that started on Monday, November 2. The idea is to #GROWtheGood for organizations that strengthen our communities. To give back to those charities, Life is Good will be donating $125,000 to organizations dedicated to helping children. The organization that raises the most … Read more

Roscoe Riley Rules Throwback Thursday!

Welcome November! The end of Daylight Savings Time is the (unofficial) start of Cuddle Up with a Book season! We thought we’d kick it off with the Roscoe Riley Rules series. Katherine Applegate’s illustrated chapter series is a perfect read aloud for mixed audiences, and laugh-out-loud practice for nearly independent readers. We started reading this series with our 7-year old daughter as a read-aloud before bedtime. By the time book three arrived on the scene, she was devouring them without us! Our #TBT Review selection includes four books from the series, and we welcome reviews of any of the books in the series. Add them to our linkup or in the comments! Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends … Read more

A Cybils Graphic Novel Nominee for #TBT

We are going to close our Cybils-centric series of Throwback Thursday selections with the Graphic Novel category. In 2009, Matt Phelan’s The Storm in the Barn was a nominee in the Elementary / Middle Grade subcategory. The Storm in the Barn written by Matt Phelan illustrated by Matt Phelan Candlewick Press, 2009 It is a miserable summer for Jack Clark and his family. As if the parched land and dying cattle and “dust dementia” aren’t enough, Jack is the target of local bullies and his dad’s frustration. Jack spots something in the Talbot’s Barn, but that’s off limits. Since when has that ever stopped a young boy? But what if it turns out to be bigger than him? This is … Read more