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…
2015 Medal Winner, The Crossover, written by Kwame Alexander Following up on our Caldecott Winner post, we thought we’d take a look at another important award: The Newbery Medal. The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery and is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, to “the author of the… Continue reading Our Favorite Newbery Award Winning Books
It all started with a crazy idea – that we could (and should!) extend the reach of our small, successful, independent bookstore to the rest of the country, and to the growing number of communities that no longer have a local bookstore to turn to for inspiration, recommendations and exploration. Every day, we’re inspired by watching the… Continue reading Look! We started a subscription box service!