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

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

Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat, by Susanna Reich

I once was accused of being a francophile, as though I ought to be ashamed of being enamored with all things French- like I shouldn’t admire their style, romance, and sophistication. If the intention was to insult me, it wasn’t … 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