The Book Bag: Books for Ages 4 to 8, September 2005

Arctic Airlift by Richard Ross. When Robert, listening on his radio in the Midwest, learns from an Airship Captain that the Polar Ice Pack has cracked in several places, he knew that could spell trouble for Santa, and Christmas. (Bluefox Press, 2005) Ernest and Elston by Laura T. Barnes. Elston, the Rooster, decides to make himself a donkey like Ernest, because all of the other barnyard animals complain about his early-morning crowing. When Elston takes that last step and stifles his cockle-doodle-do, he learns how much the animals truly value him! This is an animal story with an easily absorbed lesson about being true to yourself. (Barnesyard Books, 2005) Get Inside the Sea by Robert Harvey. Sit at the bottom … Read more

The Book Bag: Books for Ages 4 to 8, August 2005

Our family reviewers have been VERY busy this summer … Here is a sampling of the books most recently posted to the Web site. Click the title to see our Profile. There is no particular order to the presentation of books. I Take a DEEEP Breath! by Sharon Penchina and Stuart Hoffman. “Although geared for children, this is a nice reminder for parents to slow down, too. The repetition of the activity, combined with the multiple opportunities to practice taking a deep breath, make for a calmer child by the end of the book.” (2 Imagine Publishers, 2005)Squirt by Stacy Nyikos. What do you do if you’re a squid and you can’t go outside to play? For Squirt, the answer … Read more

The Wash Rag, The Reading Tub Newsletter, Issue 8, August 2005

You are receiving this E-mail because of you contacted The Reading Tub, Inc. and expressed interest in the Reading Tub™ either as someone requesting our services or as a registered reader. If you no longer wish to receive this quarterly newsletter, please click here It seems that each year at this time, we have the same reactions: we are ready for the kids to return to school, and at the same time scratch our head in amazement about where our summers went. Labor Day seems to mark the change of the seasons, and, like the memories of summer, a continual reminder that life is always moving ahead … whether we are ready or not! Here in the Reading Tub™ that … Read more