Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan

Today's featured blogger can truly be called a superwoman of children's literacy resources and a font of in-depth reviews for parents and teachers. Terry Doherty of Scrub-A-Dub Tub is a longtime Cybils advocate and a champion of kids' books for all ages. Her site includes literacy and reading news, literacy resources, and reviews categorized by format, audience and genre.

WordAfterWord Just last week, Terry took a look at Cybils Early Chapter Book nominee Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan, a book that brings to life "the fun of reading and the magic qualities of words." She says that this title would make a great read-aloud, and contains a story kids will relate to:

What I love about the book is how it shows that writing can be both a shared experience and a very personal one. At the end of each chapter, one of the characters shares his/her writing contribution to the class. The kids’ lives are center stage, yet through Ms. Mirabel’s skillful hand they (and we) understand more about the writing process.

Read the full review here.