Children Just Like Me, by Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley

We had a bit of a sick week around here, there’s a bug going around. Staying home from school means lots of resting the first couple of days, but also lots of bouncing off walls when their temperatures are nearing … Continue reading

I Am Amelia Earhart, by Brad Meltzer

After much deliberation, and I truly mean nearly a year’s worth of brainstorming and mind-numbing indecisiveness, a very important decision has finally been reached in our household. They’re going in a totally new direction than I’d expected, and working together no … Continue reading

Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse, by Jean Ekman Adams

The last I left you, Dear Readers, we were about to leave our little cabin after a year of living off the grid. Well, shortly after, we packed up our ’67 caravan and began our trek across the country to … Continue reading

Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney

When you were young, do you remember envisioning your life? Like where you’d go, what you’d accomplish? I don’t think I’ve ever had a specific calling like some friends of mine. I know people who would positively die if they … Continue reading

Orlando the Marmalade Cat: A Trip Abroad, by Kathleen Hale

I have the good fortune this week of having the opportunity to raid the bookshelves of my former charges from my nannying days almost 15 years ago. Holy flying time! I’ve been coming across some old favorites (Oh, hello Eloise. Ooooh, I … Continue reading

Paddle-to-the-Sea, by Holling Clancy Holling

I’ve lived in the mountains, and I’ve lived on the ocean, but I’m a Great Lakes girl at heart. I’m writing this post from my childhood bedroom almost a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. It’s the first Christmas I’ve spent … Continue reading

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce

So there’s apparently a lot of backstory to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore– that the book was written and then an iPad app created and a short film put out that won an Academy award- ironically all … Continue reading

Henri’s Walk to Paris, by Leonore Klein and Saul Bass

I’m going to start by saying that I kind of want to rip out each page of Henri’s Walk to Paris and frame them all on my wall. The illustrations are by noted graphic designer Saul Bass, who created title sequences … Continue reading