Reading Tub Recommendations – Just in Time for Summer

Things have been a wee bit quiet around The Reading Tub these past few months. I *would* feel guilty, except that we have been reading up a storm and working on a H-U-G-E project. Now it is time to launch our project … Reading Tub Recommendations! RTR is a newsletter where subscribers tell us the age of their child and what kinds of books their child likes to hear/read and we send them a read-tested book recommendation. It is more than just a newsletter, though. Reading Tub Recommendations is a guide for parents and caregivers trying to find that “it” book. The one that turns their struggling or resistant child into a reader and (maybe) a bookworm. The right book … Read more

Independence Day: Celebrating our Freedoms

Happy Independence Day! Here’s to the 4th of July! This is the day we join family, friends, and neighbors for cookouts, parades, and all things Americana. We have “all things Americana” because of the courage and foresight of the ancestors who on this day in 1776 adopted the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Independence Day – the 4th of July – is our NATIONAL day. In between declaring our independence and becoming the United States of America, there was a war. But on the other side of that war came a Constitution and Bill of Rights that delineated freedoms for Americans. The first is the Freedom of Speech. It is these freedoms that make Independence Day so important. The … Read more

Thursday Blurb: This requires more than 140 characters

Dear blogging friends, followers, and subscribers, Thank you for your patience and loyalty. For the past several days I have been clearing out the cobwebs of summer and am seeing just how much you’ve done to support the Reading Tub while I was away these past 60 days. My heartfelt thanks to the authors and publishers who sent us books. They are now unwrapped and logged in our database. We hope to match them with reviewers soon. I am VERY grateful for all of the mentions and new followers on Twitter. It took 4 hours (!) to read the emails that introduced you as a new follower or recognized your tweeting on our behalf. We are now following you in … Read more