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

Reading News & Children’s Literacy Roundup – Mid-August 2012

The Family Bookshelf hosts the mid-August roundup of literacy news, children’s literacy events, and reading ideas. This is a syndicated collection of reading-related material which is co-authored with Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Carol Rasco’s Quietly. Read more

Books We Read – September 2011

Yeah! The trips to the school library have resumed! Remember last month when I said that the earthquake became a point of reading interest? Well the 1-2-punch of the earthquake and Hurricane Irene pushed research into another weather phenomena: tornadoes! We’re slowly getting back into the swing of reviews, too. This month we have more new reviews than we have books read. I shared a stack of 2010 Cybils-nominated Easy Readers with one of our families after the winners were announced and those reviews are now in, too. As always, we would love to get our visitors reading YOUR REVIEWS!  InLinkz ( offers YOU an easy-to-use process and US a more secure system for connecting our reviews. It has thumbnails, … Read more