The Well Written Kitten

If your part of the country is like NW Ohio, you’ve probably experienced very little spring time weather. Cold, rainy, flurries here have turned  what should be kite flying and bike riding weather into hunker down with hot chocolate and

Happy spring, everyone. We’re nearing the wonders that come with spring, which means, especially for children, not only Easter and Passover but spring break. I’m beginning this months review with some amazing pieces for Itty Bitty Kitties.   The Easter

Coretta Scott King Honor Book recipient Jewell Parker Rhodes has spun an amazing midgrade novel emanating from her love of Louisiana. After four sisters have spent summers in the bayou with Grandmere, it is finally Maddie’s turn. Unlike her sisters

Take Me with You by Carolyn Marsden In a post WWII orphanage in Italy, Istituto di Gesu Bambino, two little girls, Pina and Susanna, best friends, wonder if they will ever have a real family. Having believed they were orphans,  they

I’m starting this month, featuring stories honoring African Americans, both fictional and real-life heroes. But let’s begin with some wonderful “heartfelt” picture books for the Itty Bitty Kitties. Mewly Reading Kitties will enjoy the repetitive phrases and likely wish to

I hope you were able to find time to join me in January’s read, Ranson Riggs’ debut novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.This month’s reads definintely fell under the genre of YA horror, psy-fi, chillers. Miss Perregrine’s Home for

The prolific author R.L. Stine elicits many memories. My children, my son in particular, gobbled up his Goosebumps series. We all watched the wonderful TV shows based on the books. Truth be told, he probably got a number of young male

When the economy and a job loss cause the Anderson family to move, the distance from Connecticut to rural West Virginia is more than just miles for Daniel and his sister Erica. Coming from a somewhat privileged lifestyle of private

Happy New Year to all the reading cats and kittens out there. I’ve spent some time reflecting on favorite authors, tried and true and books that have delighted children of all ages evolving into series’. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES The

The Well Written Kitten blog for all things related to children’s literature by Candace J.Hardy This blog is dedicated to the memory of Cat Lambert whose untiring efforts to support artists and musicians in the Toledo, Ohio area continued until