Children's literature

Lately, I’ve been trying to branch out into poetry with Charlotte.  With the notable exceptions of Pablo Neruda and Ezra Pound, I’m not really a huge fan of poetry, so this has been a challenge for me. One of the books →MORE...

Mar 23, 2011
As I have mentioned before, Donald and I do not keep very many toys for Charlotte.  We have one drawer of toys.  One.  Well, one drawer of toys and one stack of wood puzzles.  So I guess it’s more like one →MORE...

Today’s book = The Growing Story, written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.  (I believe the original illustrations were done by Phyllis Rowand, but I have never seen one of the vintage copies.) An oldie, but a goodie, this →MORE...

When I compiled the list of books to feature this year, I based it entirely on reader recommendations with one exception: The Day the Babies Crawled Away, by Peggy Rathmann.  This is a book that a friend passed along to Charlotte →MORE...