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Sweet Dreams Gift Idea – a Bedtime Story

‘Tis the season of sweet dreams! For the next several weeks we’re going to take a break from our usual Throwback Thursday Book Review schedule to focus on sharing gift ideas with a literacy twist. These are featured selections from our Gift of Literacy board on Pinterest.

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Bedtime stories and lullabies are wonderful gifts not just for young children, but for parents and parents-to-be. This selection comes from our Gift of Literacy Pinterest board. There are additional recommendations on our Books Make the Best Gifts and Bookshelf Worthy Books for Your Home Library boards, as well.

If you have a favorite bedtime story or one that is your go-to as a gift, be sure to leave a comment. We’d love to share your suggestions, too.

 

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Character Counts! A Writer’s Perspective by Fiona Ingram

Several years ago, (then) debut South African author Fiona Ingram asked us to read her new book: The Secret of the Sacred Scarab. It was the first book in a middle grade adventure series that is part India Jones, part Spy Kids. Earlier this year, Fiona published the second title, The Search for the Sword of Excalibur. Over the years we’ve kept in touch. In talking about an author’s journey, we had a wonderful conversation about how authors build their characters. We also talked about “author character” – the impact a reviewer’s comments can have on how a writer approaches his/her work. I found Fiona’s experiences and perspective not just interesting, but valuable. I invited her to build on the concepts of … Read more

Literacy Lalapalooza 8 – Dads, Grads & More

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 Before we jump in this month, let’s give dads some props for all they do to help kids build their literacy skills. Whether its reading a bedtime story, helping with … Read more