At the bookstore how could I not pick up this book? Right on the cover are the words “Uh oh…” The Kammie’s-eye-view image tells me
I’m a stickler for getting things right. Scientific or historical inaccuracies REALLY BOTHER me. On the outside I’m polite and forgiving, but inside? I rail
Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes!
A discouraging event in recent news regarding the American attitude toward our environment inspires a look at children’s books offering another perspective. I’ve chosen to
Orphan Island surpassed my expectations. Jinny is a likable yet flawed main character with a problem. She’s grown up on a magical Island that she doesn’t
This post originally appeared earlier here. Powerful books about kids dealing with major issues. Troubled kids; wise and compassionate kids. Be Someone’s Hero is the
Rosie Pova has two books coming out soon and her debut picture book, If I Weren’t With You, came out only last week! I’m thrilled to
You say you love picture books, but you’re ready to venture into chapter books? Look no further! Princess Cora and the Crocodile, a picture book-storybook hybrid, just arrived and features the best of both worlds. The reader will not be disappointed by the Newbery/Caldecott winning pair of Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca.
A Boy Called Bat masterfully shows the inner life of a quirky, lovable, yet oft misunderstood autistic boy.
I firmly believe that picture books are for everyone. In my work as a marriage and family therapist I utilize bibliotherapy (the use of books
Grace Lin may not know it yet, but she can heal a tortured heart. This is a power that the best creators of books for
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
I didn’t expect to read about being creative over my holiday vacation week. I expected to BE creative, to do some writing during a family
Top Ten Reads in 2016