Literacy Lalapalooza 5 – The ♣ o’ the Irish Edition

Our Literacy Lalapalooza is a 14-month celebration of the Reading Tub’s 10th Anniversary. It is our way of thanking you for sharing the gift of literacy. Each issue will have   Idea for literacy and reading. Tools and/or Resources suggestions (e.g., websites, games, toys) Book ideas, one for each reading group: 0-4, 5-9, 10&Up Sign up for the newsletter edition and DOUBLE the creative literacy ideas. Subscribers already got their email with a completely unique set of recommendations. You must select “Literacy Lalapalooza” in the Sign Me Up For … section 1 Literacy Idea: Pass Me a Word Here’s a dinner table idea that pays homage to the master of letter sounds and silly words: Theodor Seuss Geisel, whose birthday was … Read more

Fairy Tales Do Come True: An Interview with Ruth Sanderson

You may recognize Ruth Sanderson’s name. She is an award-winning illustrator of children’s fairy tales (and more). If you don’t remember her name, you may recognize this wonderful Curl Up with a Good Book dragon she created for Mark and Andrea’s Love of Reading Gallery at Just One More Book! In a wonderful August 2008 interview with Mark Blevis Ruth talked about her art and illustrations. Now, in a visit to the Family Bookshelf and The Reading Tub®, Ruth not only shares more of her art (it’s amazing!) but also brings us up to date on all that she’s been doing these last four years. RT: A number of your children’s picture books retell fairy tales. My personal favorite is your retelling of The … Read more

Picture Books to Young Adult:

Welcome to the March edition of Bookmarks, our monthly shortlist of mini book reviews. We have had a TON of picture book reviews come in from families. I am still uploading the cache to the Reading Tub website, but you can see what we’ve added so far on our 2012 Books We’ve Read Page. Book reviews on the Reading Tub website will have the requisite link. Each Bookmark has basic info and an original blurb / overview. You’ll meet the key players, we’ll add our reader reaction, and then we’ll ask the author and/or illustrator a question or two. Noteworthy March Bookmarks Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Talewritten by Fawzia Gilani-Williams illustrated by Proiti Roy Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, 2010 preschool … Read more