Dad, This Book’s About Us!

You may have seen the article with 5 reasons dads need to read to their kids. It was published by The Telegraph (UK) in September, but recently made the rounds on Twitter. The special bond that comes with reading with a child isn’t just for mom. It’s for dad, too, and one way to give dads the gift of those special moments is to give him a book where he’s one of the stars!  If you’re looking for a book for a dad-to-be or a new dad, look no further than Say Daddy! by Michael Shoulders.   More Books Featuring Dad There are lots of wonderful children’s books that feature dads as the main character. Two of the all-time favorites in … 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

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – Early June 2011

June is just a jumble. As is often typical this time of year, time seems to just fold over on itself. Between recovering from BookExpo, holiday weekends, year-end commitments at school, graduations, summer sports … you get the picture. Odds are also pretty good that if you are reading this, you’re also living it.  So ‘nuf said. On with the show … Three times a month, Jen Robinson @  Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Carol Rasco @  Rasco from RIF, and I publish a children’s literacy and reading news round-up.  Jen covers the first part of the month, I (usually) take the middle, and Carol Rasco does a lovely wrap-up and look ahead. Carol’s May in Review post went up last … Read more