Kid lit

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...

Summer Sun Risin’, written by W. Nikola-Lisa and illustrated by Don Tate, is a book that I love a little more every time we read it.  And since lately we have been reading it every day, several times a day (ah, →MORE...

If you’ve read this website for any length of time, it probably will come as no surprise to you that Donald and I are very big fans of nature.  And if I had to guess, that is likely the reason that →MORE...

I selected Diary of a Wombat and Diary of a Baby Wombat, written by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley, today because Charlotte usually refuses to set them down.  Of course, you can’t tell this from the photograph below because →MORE...