Poetry Book Review: A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky

A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky illustrated by James Stevenson Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2013 Material: paperback Genre: Nonfiction – poetry, humor Circles, triangles, short stanzas and long; words you’re familiar with and some that are much too long (Fummawummalummazumms!). More than 100 poems cover topics from food to pets to school and avoiding chores. There are all varieties of poems for young readers. Interest level: 5 and Up. Recommended Ages read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 9 and Up Type of Reading: Family reading, independent reading, read aloud Age of Child: Read with a 10-year-old girl. Target Audience Reader: Our preteen is balking at reading, but still loves poetry. She likes being able to open … Read more

Illustrated Chapter Books & Adventure – Bookmarks for November

Bookmarks posts spotlight the favorite titles, as read and reviewed by Reading Tub families. In November, most of the books were chapter books for transitional readers, also known as newly independent readers. Read more

Literacy Lalapalooza #1 – Gifts & Tips November

The Reading Tub celebrates 10 years of providing family literacy support by sharing tips, tools, and book recommendations for its Literacy Lalapalooza. Each edition of the monthly celebration is focused on events, ideas and activities of the month. It is also designed to help parents make educational choices in gifts for their kids or their kids’ friends. Read more