The Bookbag, Books for Ages 4 to 8, May/June 2007

Summer is here, with plenty of time for laid-back, fun reading. It was quite a challenge to select just a “few” of the books we love for this bookbag. Since it’s summer, we tended to pull favorites that have a summer-time feel to them. If you want to see more recent reviews, just type in “May 2007” or “June 2007” when you search the Reading Tub Website. Be sure to keep reading, the Just One More Book! Podcast is here, too.Remember, the books are listed in alphabetical order by title. There is no ranking. Dad’s Bald Head by Paul Many. Father’s Day may be over, but this one is a perfect read for any time. Pete loves his Dad, but … Read more

The Bookbag, Books for ages 8 to 12, May/June 2007

Readers in this target audience are pretty mercurial. But even the toughest critics found books they love! Here is the current list of recently-read favorites. Blood on the Wind; The Memoirs of Flying Horse Mollie, a Yampa Ute by Lucile Bogue. This is an historical fiction account of the Meeker Massacre of 1879 on lands in Northwest Colorado. Flying Horse Mollie, a young teen and Yampa Ute tells the story. This is what our Be the Star You Are! Teen Reviewer wrote: “The reader can really get caught up in Mollie’s story and hope her Ute way of life does not disappear. Mollie, shows herself to be a heroine in the story as she perseveres and does not let her … Read more

THE WASH RAGThe Reading Tub Newsletter, Issue 15, Spring 2007 Welcome to the second edition of the Wash Rag for 2007. These past couple months have been quite a whirlwind … lots of great stuff to talk about, so let’s dive right in. I know we have a section about all the exciting things going on, but there are two things worth mentioning right away! First, The Reading Tub® is honored to announce its partnership with Barefoot Books, and more specifically Lori Rohleder, stallholder for ReadBarefootbooks.com. Lori is someone whose goals and values embody the Barefoot Books tradition, and she embraces the essence of the company: innovate, inspire, and imagine. Click here to learn more about Lori and the partnership … Read more