Next Stop Grand Central, by Maira Kalman

My friends, I apologize! I’ve been working from home for a long time now, ever since my daughter was born, and now that I’m working at the library, my cozy sitting-on-the-couch-with-my-computer time is severely limited! I haven’t written in a … Continue reading

Mrs. Fox’s Wedding, by Sara and Stephen Corrin and illustrated by Errol Le Cain

One of my favorite things I’ve found in returning to Michigan, where I grew up, is that everyone here seems to have had a period in their lives where they’ve lived without water or electricity, where they hunkered down with … Continue reading

Young Frank Architect, by Frank Viva

I’ve always joked that I should make a category of “Uncle Jess” books, because some of our favorite treasures come from her. (Not him…Uncle Jess is indeed a woman and also my oldest friend, childhood neighbor, and somewhat distant cousin, … Continue reading

Adèle & Simon, by Barbara McClintock

I remember being a little girl and climbing onto the kitchen counter to watch my big brother out the window walking down the long driveway to wait for the school bus. I remember that feeling of being left behind, of … Continue reading