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!
Nature and The Environment Rain Forest Relay is the first book in the brand new Race the Wild series by Kristin Earhart for early readers (7-10). Russell Dean and four of his friends have been chosen to compete in a Wild Life Competition in which the winning team must prove that they understand what makes… Continue reading A Few Great Reads for Early Readers
Caldecott Award Winners are some of our very favorite picture books, the medal is awarded each year to “the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children,” after all. But what are our favorites from this distinguished list? The Reading Bug Staff voted, and you can view our final list here: http://www.thereadingbug.com/book/our-favorite-caldecott-winners