Adapted Classics: The Art behind the Stories

Several years ago, I had a chance to read and review Jerome Tiller’s debut book Sammy’s Day at the Fair; The Digestive System featuring Gut Feelings and Reactions. It was a collaborative project, based on his son’s science fair project. This summer, Jerome reached out to tell me about his new endeavor: Adapted Classics. These are illustrated versions of select short stories. As he explained in our interview at the Reading Tub, the goal is to bring classic 19th century literature to a more modern audience. One of the key aspects of adapting these stories is that they are illustrated. There is so much to explore on the imagery side of the equation, that I asked Jerome and Marc Johnson-Pencook … 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

Picture Books and More: What We Read Last Summer

The Reading Tub offers its short list of favorite reads from this past summer. Read more