Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories #ReadYourWorld

I am very excited to be part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 and #ReadYourWorld. Not just as a reviewer, but as a reader who loves the exploring, adventure, and learning found in children’s books. This year I am exploring Cambodia and Vietnamese children’s literature. #ReadYourWorld is more than just a catchy hashtag. As readers, we inherently understand mirrors, windows, and doors. In books we travel through time and space; meet amazing and interesting people; and explore unreal places. It’s what we do. It’s what we love about books and sharing our favorites. On the websites of the events 12 co-hosts (see links below) there are lots of ideas. Visit them to discover children’s literature that celebrates cultures, traditions, and personal … Read more

Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke a #TBT Book Review

As y’all know, I am a H-U-G-E fan of the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards. The judging application process has just ended, which means the really fun part is about to begin: nominating books. This week – and for the next few weeks – we’re going to feature CYBILS-nominated books for our Throwback Thursday book reviews. This week it is Brenda Seabrooke’s Wolf Pie, a nominee in the Easy Reader / Short Chapter book category for the 2010 Cybils. Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke illustrated byLiz Callen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 Remember the 3 little pigs? This is the modern version of the story. The wolf starts out being the big bad wolf, but learns to be friends with … Read more

Friendship First: An Interview with Matthew Stein

Yes, we have an interview with *that* Matthew Stein. Author of the best-selling books When Tech Fails and When Disaster Strikes, and columnist for the Huffington Post. Bet you didn’t know that he is also a children’s book author? Yep. Mat finished out 2013 celebrating his first children’s book Geronimo the Frog. Here we’ll talk about the origins of Geronimo the Frog and some of Mat’s favorite children’s books. Readers interested in learning more about the book’s back story, as well as Mat’s publishing journey can read more of our interview on The Reading Tub® website. Friendship First RT: I am sure everyone is wondering why I chose “friendship first” for our interview title, so let me start there. When I read Geronimo the Frog, … Read more