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

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

The Tomten and the Fox, by Astrid Lindgren

When I was a little girl, I was utterly enamored with Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking. She was feisty and strong and yet compassionate, and for a small town girl, she was a fascinating and adventurous character. Of course, when I … Continue reading