Reading News and Children’s Literacy Roundup – April in Review

Terry Doherty of the Family Bookshelf adds to the April month in review roundups of literacy news. This is a syndicated collection of reading-related material which is produced with Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Carol Rasco’s Quietly. Read more

Book Review: 14 Cows for America

Ten years ago today. We all know where we were that morning … that afternoon … and likely in the days that followed. Not once in those  3,652  days have I forgotten. There isn’t a time that I hear the words “New York City” and not remember the World Trade Center from April 2004 when we Bill and I shared a celebratory dinner at Windows on the World … and on the morning of September 11, 2001 when he called to tell me to turn on the television. Today is a day of reflection. For remembrance, for gratitude, for hope. In her book 14 Cows for America, Carmen Agra Deedy has captured those ideas. For that reason, I am re-publishing … Read more

Thursday Blurb: Countdown to BookExpo America and Book Blogger Convention

For reasons that have nothing to do with the Reading Tub or blogging, it has taken until this week for me to get my mind wrapped around BookExpo America (not that you ever really get your mind fully wrapped around it!). That’s not to say I’m not super excited about going to BEA and the Book Blogger Convention, I am. I can’t wait to reconnect with friends in the Kidlitosphere, the book blogging community, and of course the city where I spent the “honeymoon years” of my marriage. I am enjoying the posts on the Book Blogger Convention blog, but I can’t tell you what ARCs people are clamoring for (though I get hints in the #BEA11/#BookExpo stream I keep … Read more