One of our very favorite author/illustrators, Judy Schachner, stopped by The Reading Bug this week to visit customers and local schools. Judy is the author and illustrator of the hilarious Skippyjon Jones books, Dewey Bob, and more, and she recently released Sarabella’s Thinking Cap, a beautifully illustrated, heartwarming tale. She spent some time with Lauren… Continue reading Judy Schachner Visits The Reading Bug!
Summer is coming to a close, the prospect of school and a return to ordinary routines looming at the end of August – but it’s not too late to go on one last trip, if you have the right book! Through books, you can journey around the world without leaving home, and we’ve gathered some… Continue reading One Last Summer Trip Through a Book!
Did you know there is a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature? As part of an effort to “raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature,” every two years the Librarian of Congress appoints a new ambassador. This relatively new program has brought greats such as Kate DiCamillo, Walter Dean Myers, and Katherine Paterson… Continue reading Bingo! Read Without Walls this Summer
The below was originally posted at Rage Against the Minivan, one of our favorite blogs! It’s a guest post by Lauren about the best summer books for kids of all ages. Enjoy: This is a guest post by Lauren Savage, the owner of Reading Bug Box, a nationwide subscription box service for children’s books. We’ve been… Continue reading Best summer books for kids of all ages
My daughter has this great t-shirt with a saying from the new movie, “Zootopia.” It says, “Anyone Can Be Anything.” Recently, I saw an image of two magazines circulating on facebook and many parents who were upset by the message they send… Two magazines with two very different messages. I get why it’s upsetting…I see… Continue reading Anyone Can Be Anything
Our Reading Bug Box theme for our February boxes was Art and Artists. Every child received books with artistic inspiration. And really, who doesn’t love art?! Whether we’re seeing art or creating it, we just love a beautiful art project. Get inspired by the titles below, and find some of our very favorite art supplies to… Continue reading Awesome Art Books for Any Age
When we opened The Reading Bug in 2009 I began performing songs along with reading books at our daily storytimes and we haven’t stopped since. The idea of reading a book and then singing a song is not only fun but also captures the attention of kids and grown-ups for the whole 30 minutes each morning… Continue reading Duck & Goose Let’s Dance! The Making of a song…