The Book Bag, Books for Ages 8 to 12, September 2005

We spent A LOT of time reading in the Tub this month! Here are some of the thirty-four books we just posted. Parents worried about getting and keeping their middle-schoolers interested in reading will find some great stories. Any Possible Outcome: A Book of Urban Tales by K.C. Taylor. This is a collection of short stories about the challenges that confront our children. These vignettes will resonate with junior and senior high school students and would be great conversation starters. The reader will understand how tough the living conditions are and how limited the options are for getting out of the urban jungle.(GND Publishing, 2003) Magnolia by Sabrina Hofkin. Magnolia Holden has her summer in Manzanita Falls planned: she’ll go … Read more

The Book Bag: Books for ages 8 to 12, August 2005

Our family reviewers have been VERY busy this summer … Here is a sampling of the books most recently posted to the Web site. Click the title to see our Profile. They are presented in no particular order. The Burning Pendulum: Fortune Teller’s Club #7 by Dotti Enderle “One of my favorites. I love the fact that the author uses present-day situations regarding book banning and specifically refers to Harry Potter …” (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2005) The Ghost of Shady Lane: Fortune Tellers Club #8 by Dotti Enderle. “How can anyone pass up a story about a haunted house?! This would be a great read for a slow reader or a reader moving up levels.” (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2005) Note: Go to … Read more

The Wash Rag, The Reading Tub Newsletter, Issue 8, August 2005

You are receiving this E-mail because of you contacted The Reading Tub, Inc. and expressed interest in the Reading Tub™ either as someone requesting our services or as a registered reader. If you no longer wish to receive this quarterly newsletter, please click here It seems that each year at this time, we have the same reactions: we are ready for the kids to return to school, and at the same time scratch our head in amazement about where our summers went. Labor Day seems to mark the change of the seasons, and, like the memories of summer, a continual reminder that life is always moving ahead … whether we are ready or not! Here in the Reading Tub™ that … Read more