Book Talk: Elephant, Piggie, and Mo’

Easy readers help kids learn to read. Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series engages them in fun ways that get them excited about their new-found power. Read more

Reading Ahead – October

Welcome to the latest edition of Reading Ahead, our bimonthly list of new arrivals that have cover appeal! These are the books that give you that first impression that they’ve got real potential for engaging kids with books. The links will take you to the profile page on the website. If you’ve read and reviewed this book, we’d love to add your thoughts to the discussion. Click on the title here and then add your link via Mr. Linky. October is looking like a super-fabulous month. First, I had a guest post at Booklights! Then there is KidLitCon09 coming this weekend. THEN, there’s the Cybils AND THEN, thanks to Jen’s blog housekeeping post about a new book list widget, I … Read more

Books We Read – June

June 2009 [Books received: 129 ; books read: 52 ] As I mentioned last month, the windfall of books from Book Expo America would be included with the June totals. So 106 of those books are BEA finds; the remainder are unsolicited requests for review. We would like to thank Laycie Clifford and the girls of the Summer Bible Camp,  Effort Baptist Church (Palmyra, VA) for volunteering their time with the Reading Tub as part of a youth ministry project.  Their reviews are included in this list. sidebar: Illustrators play an important role in creating children’s books, and they deserve to be on the byline, too.  Because all that content can make booklists unwieldy, we needed a compromise.  Starting this … Read more