Yesterday, I was The Reading Police. I stepped into the towns bookstore. It wasn’t Barnes and Noble or any other chain. This was a quaint, amply stocked store with the ambiance of a library. For any reader, a sort of intellectual sanctuary. I picked up a book or two, children’s of course and read it. I read […]
To gather just the right smattering of words, in just the right order to bring about a thought, a laugh, a smile. It amazes me how many children’s author’s are masters at making the minimal amount of words speak volumes, much like children. In my search on the web, I found this: http://www.squidoo.com/best-books-for-5-year-olds and if […]
I’m not sure that before reading any of the Llama, Llama books by Anna Dewdny that I’d even be a fan of llamas in general. Nevertheless, Anna Dewdney’s drawings are just so endearing that I just want to reach out and take the little Llama out of that grocery cart and give him a […]
The bold, colorful cover of this book drew my attention because I love the color red. Funny how the yellow and big eyes of the cat were pleasing and not haunting. It may be the innocent expression, much like a toddlers. Anyway, parents seeking help with teaching social skills in subtle, enjoyable ways will enjoy reading […]
Recently I read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. This picture book is beautifully written with poetic, elegant language. The pictures are beautiful; hence the Caldecott award; makes me yearn for Colorado in the winter. The story is about a girl and her “Pa” who take a walk on a snowy, moonlit, after bedtime night. The trip […]
We feel compelled to do our part in changing the world. We also need a change in our lives. My best friend and I will be taking over this blog and reviewing children’s books. Goal #1: to encourage parents to read to their children. If we can get one parent to read one book a […]
Just as important as physical play is quiet play. A reading nook is a must in every playroom. A cozy chair next to child accessible bookshelves will do the trick. Don’t forget a chair for you!