Reading Ahead – Books for ages 9 to 12 (Jan/Feb 2008)

How To Be Bad – A Novel by E. Lockhart, et al This one intrigues me. The plot is built from the shared experiences of the three authors (who went on a road trip for inspiration). I’m very curious to see what this is all about. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott Dani knows only one kind of life … traveling burglar. When she finally convinces her mom to settle down, she is faced with big choices: keep stealing or take her life in a different direction (with all the consequences that go with it). This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 US License

Reading Ahead – Books for ages 9 to 12 (November 2007)

The Diamond Traitors by S Brooke. The double entendre alone is enough to make me want to pick up this book. Rally Caps by Stephen J. Cutler. This one caught my eye on two points. First, it’s a book for boys in that hard-to-reach 8 to 12 audience. Second, the back cover says it was inspired by Cal Ripken. I was born in Baltimore and grew up an Orioles fan … and Cal is just one of those people who, when it comes to fame, did it right! Hidden by Dotti Enderle. I am a HUGE Enderle fan … she writes great stuff. Galahad 2: The Web of Titan and Galahad 3: The Cassini Code by Dom Testa. Our reviewers … Read more


Here in the Reading Tub® we get books … lots and lots of books. In every edition of The Wash Rag I have include a list of some of those titles. These are the books that I would stop to thumb through if I saw them on display. Something about them intrigues me and piques my interest. Given the number of books we’ve received in the last 90 days (somewhere on the order of 150 books), the list is too long to put in the newsletter. So I’m making a change. Beginning this month, I will publish a “Reading Ahead” column for each of our target audiences: 0 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12. They will arrive … Read more