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Happy birthday to me ... All I want for my b'day is 500 fans on our Reading Tub Facebook page.  

Would love to have you join us in celebrating family literacy & books!

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In celebration of the true meaning of the Fourth of July. Today and everyday. | via +Brenda Avadian and the Caregiver's Voice.

"Let's use this holiday as a reason to enjoy a day of Independence for ourselves. Why not do something for yourself? It can be this day or any other, this month."
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Awwww, how absolutely sweet for you to share this message +Terry Doherty. May you have a WONDERFUL Independence Day with a little time to celebrate being Independent.  ;-) 

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Like the idea of having a resource for vocabulary that you can share / discuss / practice later.
 
The Aha Moment!!! Just in case anyone viewing this site has a child reading The Hiding Place here are the links that I shared with my child.   The last one is a vocabulary list for the first four chapters of the book.  As I w...
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Worth going through the archives - did you review Adam Rex' Frankenstein Takes the Cake? Then you'll definitely want to add it to our community collection.

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Follow +The Reading Tub on Twitter to get news and ideas for family literacy.
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2004-2014: How the E-book Changed Adult Fiction

This is the first post of two on the subject of changes in publishing. I came across an interesting post by Jane Friedman on the subject, based on a Nielsen presentation by Jonathan Nowell. Studying the last decade, one can reach a number of interesting conclusions.

When looking at the graph below, it’s interesting to remember that the first Kindle was released in late 2007, while 2011 saw the release of Kindle Fire.

Fiction ebook sales: Romance started off as the strongest genre in ebook format, and has remained dominant since. Today it constitutes 24% of all ebook sales.
Fiction print sales were up 20% from 2004–2009, and have decreased 37% since then (as a result of ebooks picking up momentum).
In the latest quarter, adult fiction accounts for 65% of ebook sales.

#ebookmarketing  
#ebooksales  
#nicholasrossis  
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If you're looking for juvenile fiction featuring strong female characters, here are some books and other resources you need to know about. http://abt.cm/1HoN2V8
Learn how to find children's books with strong female characters with these recommended books for a wide range of ages and other resources.
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So many great points in +Elizabeth Kennedy's post. Here's another of my faves:

"Since books help girls and boys define their places in the world, we need to share children's books with them that will empower girls and boys to see a myriad of possibilities for their lives and the lives of others rather than limited opportunities based on gender."

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My favorite thing to do in the summer was read - escape the heat, escape the brothers, just escape and enjoy.

How 'bout you?
 
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Grrrr ... why do they (meaning Congress) think technology makes libraries irrelevant?

http://www.salon.com/2015/05/28/the_internet_cant_replace_libraries_why_they_matter_more_than_ever_in_the_age_of_google_partner/
Federal funding for libraries is down nearly 40 percent since 2000. Our democracy may never wholly recover
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There is so much to take away from the new  +Reading Is Fundamental study Read for Success: Combating the Summer Slide in America.  Hearing that over two summers readers below the 10th percentile made HUGE leaps in their abilities is SO hopeful!

http://family-bookshelf.org/literacy-research-from-rif/

#literacy #summerslide  
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Mom | Literacy Exec | Consultant
Introduction
In 2001, I traded my 20-year career in public service to be a Stay-at-Home Mom. It re-opened a door I had long forgotten: a passion for reading and literacy.

I created the The Reading Tub when my daughter was 18 months old. Now she's 11! You'll find me writing about and sharing literacy ideas 
Here are the circles where I spend my time

#literacy - Children's Literacy 
#Reading - Reading with Kids
#Kidlit (or Kidlitosphere)
#Reviews - Children's and YA Book Reviews
#Cybils
#Entrepreneur
#Nonprofits
#ReadingIdeas
#SocialMedia - Consulting and Marketing for Small Businesses
#MomsChoiceAwards
#Parenting - especially my soon to be teen

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Literacy Advocate | Nonprofit Exec | Social Media Trainer
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research | operational & strategic analysis | coaching | writing
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  • The Reading Tub
    Executive Director, 2003 - present
    Founded the Reading Tub as a nonprofit to promote Family Literacy. Our goal is to bring reading home for families: make it simple to incorporate literacy concepts into daily living and also to find books that are great to share together.
  • Mom's Choice Awards
    Director of New Media, 2009 - 2015
    Coach, mentor, content curator, and educator. My roles run the gamut from writing blog posts and scheduling Tweets, building libraries of educational material for Honorees, providing 1-on-1 marketing advice, to creating and teaching webinars at the MCA Academy.
Terry Doherty's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
#TBT Review: Frankenstein Takes the Cake • Reading Tub
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This week's #TBT book review invites blog reviews of Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex? This meme introduces old favorites to new read

TBT Book Review: A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
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The May 7 TBT Book Review is Marla Frazee's A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. If you're a kidlit blogger who reviewed it, add your l

10 Weird Ways to Be Happy Today, Backed by Science
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Look at beautiful things! Listen to sad songs! 10 new ways to be happy that go far beyond sleep and exercise.

5 Upcoming Reading Events in Canada and U.S.
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One way to foster literacy skills and help kids become a life-long reader is to involve them in reading. Here are 5 upcoming reading events

Family Literacy Activities with Music • Reading Tub
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The Literacy + Life series helps parents by recommending family literacy activities they can incorporate into daily life. Read about incorpo

IVCC students learn literacy begins at home
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Each semester the Illinois Valley Community College Honors Program hosts students' community outreach events. This semester, three students

Say What? Reading Double Speak • Family Bookshelf
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These read-aloud books that make you say what. They have words with more than one meaning, double entendre, wrong word choice ... and get ki

Smile & Succeed for Teens recipient of Mom's Choice Gold Award h...
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Smile & Succeed for Teens is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Gold Award honoring excellence in family-friendly products. The a

Live in the D: 'Let's Change That'
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He's a local chiropractor turned children's book author.

3 Reasons to Be a Cybils Judge • Reading Tub
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The Cybils Award annually recognizes children's and young adult books with "literary merit and popular appeal." These are the 3 reasons to a

Find More Speaking Leads | LinkedIn
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I often receive the same question as a manager of speakers. Consistently, people want to know where I find speaking leads. The truth is ther

5 ways to use traditional marketing to promote your social media channel...
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Your company is likely to run a number of traditional marketing activities, as well as social media marketing activities. But do both work s

The Top 15 Children's and YA Book Review Sites
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Here are our top picks of book review blogs for children's and young adult books.

Technology & Your Family - Home Internet Safety
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The Internet is fun for kids, but they can end up in "dark alleys." IT Expert Bryant Harrison explains Home Safety in this Technology & Your

West Toledo library hopes to boost literacy with $3.3M ‘fairytale’ addit...
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A statewide test called Kindergarten Readiness Assessment – Literacy (KRA-L) is administered to kindergartners to show how much “interventio

Newsletter Tailored to What Your Kids Love • The Reading Tub
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Reading Tub Recommendations is a newsletter to bring read-tested books to your inbox based on your kids' ages and favorite subjects or genre

How to Motivate Teens to Read
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Adults know how important it is for their teenagers to read. Reading is not just important while teens are in school; good reading skills ar

Your Strategy Checklist: Is Your Social Media Outdated?
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Staying up on trends and continually evolving a plan are essential to a successful social media marketing strategy. Therefore, it follows th

Early Birdy Gets The Worm
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I like poetry. I always have. I like to read it. I like to write it (not very well) and I LOVE sharing it with my students. Bruce Lansky's p