Literacy Lalapalooza 9 – Summer Vacation Edition

Happy Summer Vacation! and Welcome to our 9th Literacy Lalapalooza! Each month since November 2012, we have been celebrating the Reading Tub’s 10th Anniversary. This is our way of thanking you for sharing the gift of literacy. Each issue has ONE idea for literacy and reading; TWO tools or resource suggestions, and THREE book recommendations (one for each reading age). There is newsletter edition, too! So DOUBLE the creative literacy ideas and sign up today. Subscribers already got their email with a completely unique set of recommendations for literacy during summer vacation.  Just ask, and I’ll be happy to send it to you. Believe it or not, hitting the road is one of the easiest ways to sneak in some literacy fun. Summer vacation … Read more

Young Adult to Picture Books: Reading Tub Bookmarks February

Three books stood out for Reading Tub readers and reviewers this month: Carlyn Beccia’s award-winning book I Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat; Jim Arnosky’s Thunder Birds, and The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. See Reading Tub mini reviews. Read more

Readers Rejoice: CYBILS Winners Announced

Happy Valentine’s Day … okay. Now that the formality is out of the way, let’s party … CYBILS style!! This morning over on the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards (CYBILs) Website, Anne announced the 2011-2012 winners. Two rounds of passionate readers (aka panelists) winnowed the nominations list from 1,289 books to 12 winners. From Book Apps to poetry and elementary to young adult readers  we’ve got all the winners here. I do want to point out that the CYBILS is a pioneer, as it is the first to include Book Apps as an awards category! It is always a great experience to be part of the process … and this year, to have a chance to be part … Read more