Tag "children’s literature"

For most mid-grade and young adult readers, school is in full swing and that means your young reader is probably already swamped with required reading. Hopefully parents can successfully set aside time where TV and social media are put to

More from Judy Blume

It’s back to school for most kids this week and while we want our kids to be engaged in required reading, we also, as parents, even parents of older kids, want to see our children lost in a really good

What kid has not hunkered down to a good Judy Blume book. http://www.judyblume.com/about.php Loved by pre-adolescent girls everywhere, Judy is known for telling it like it is without censorship. She knows kids and what’s important to them, whether is a first menstrual period,

Summer Reading

This sweet little book, first published in 1944 and re-copyrighted in 1972 is amazingly timely, dealing with exclusion and verbal bullying. THE HUNDRED DRESSES by Eleanor Estes Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. Nobody has ever heard a name like Wanda or

The days have been so glorious that between swimming, tennis, softball and a host of other summer activities, I can’t imagine any outdoor quiet activity better than reading. My husband just affixed a cool roof to my forward facing 4

It’s nearing summer vacation, and kids everywhere will be looking for things to do. When I was little the library was one of the few places for air conditioning, and with two working parents, vacation was a cottage for the

WRITTEN KITTEN SPRING

A little late in arriving but my tulips say spring is here. I’d like to start this month’s review with something for the Itty Bitty Kitties. WHEN SPRING COMES by Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. This little picture book is

Mama Meow’s Top Picks for May… May 12-15: Ohio Spring Fest @ Stranahan Theater  It’s the 1st annual Ohio Spring Fest! There will be rides, a dog show, petting zoo, BMX show, fireworks, monster trucks, music and more. Hours: Thursday

We are slightly snowed in on this sunny Saturday, April 9th. But I am cheered by the opportunity to review a new book from Guardian Angel’s author Barbara Bockman. Let me back up briefly. About a week ago, I had

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