In Case You Missed These …

It’s hard to keep up with all of the great stuff the children’s literature/reading/literacy bloggers are sharing. All those new year’s resolutions are well underway. There’s the blog tour for the Sydney Taylor Book Award winners (this week and next). Elaine Magliaro (Wild Rose Reader) pointed us to Grace Lin’s Small Graces Auction.  This week, and one week each month in 2009, Grace Lin will auction original artwork to benefit the Foundation for Children’s Books.  Get more details in Elaine’s post. Blogger extraordinaire Anastasia Suen has a new Activities for Homeschoolers page at Lee and Low’s new Homeschooling microsite. These aren’t your collage-on-the-shoebox ideas. They are very cool. Have you made your Inauguration plans? Want to do something that will … Read more

Picture This: Cancer is Cured

Just a few weeks ago, the Reading Tub, Inc. learned about Robert’s Snow, a touching, phenomenal effort started by children’s book author Grace Lin, who lost her husband to bone cancer. For the past three years, she has enlisted children’s book illustrators to help her raise money for cancer’s cure with this unique fundraiser. Robert’s Snow is an online auction that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year, more than 200 children’s book illustrators have created art on individual snowflake-shaped wooden templates. Each snowflake is a unique one-of-a-kind treasure that reflects the spirit of its creator. Beginning October 15, 2007 and ending November 18, 2007, bloggers from around the world will give you the story-behind-the-story for five of the snowflakes and … Read more