Easy Readers and More: I Can Read MEME for April

Welcome to the April celebration dedicated to emerging and developing readers! This month we are hosting the I Can Read Feast for New Readers here at Family Bookshelf. For the next three days we will be talking about easy reader and short chapter books. In the days to come, stop back by to find book reviews for easy reader, short and illustrated chapter books, as well as tips and ideas for nurturing the developing bookworms.   I’m going to kick us off with a little bit different idea: using a bilingual picture book as an easy reader. If you’ve got reviews of picture books that can double in this category or a review of a traditional easy reader, be sure … Read more

Books We Read – July 2011

Another slow month … bigger chapter books, more time in the pool, and a week of misfortunate events & summer swim championships! We haven’t put up many reviews, but would love to get our visitors reading YOURS! We are using InLinkz on the Reading Tub website now.  InLinkz (www.inlinkz.com) offers us a more secure system for connecting our reviews – and has thumbnails, too!!  I cannot say enough great things about Team Inlinkz and their level of support and service … or about how they helped us convert 2000(!) book reviews to the new tool. Or just add a link to a favorite recent read below! Received: 20   New Reads: 9 …. New Reviews: 3 Please use these category … Read more

Books We Read – June 2011

I mentioned last month that we’ve updated the Reading Tub website. As part of the next phase, we’ve updated our linking tool, too. InLinkz (www.inlinkz.com) offers us a more secure system for connecting our reviews – and has thumbnails, too!!  I cannot say enough great things about Team Inlinkz and their level of support and service … or about how they helped us convert 2000(!) book reviews to the new tool. See a title you’ve reviewed? Click “our book talk” to get to the site and add your link … we’re happy to drive traffic your way! Received: 126 (68 are from BookExpo America) ….. New Reads: 16 …. New Reviews: 10 Please use these category headings to “jump” to … Read more