Boy, Were We Wrong About the Weather! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski is a good picture book to introduce young readers and listeners to the history of meteorology. The premise of the book is to go back into history beginning with ancient times, present a misconception, and then explain what modern meteorologists understand today about the … [Read more…]
I am excited today to share these two new titles. I shared both of these with Benny, age four, and he was delighted by both. Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson is a delightful rhyming book that invites the listener’s participation. It opens like this: There’s magic in this tiny seed. Press it down … [Read more…]
Our Year of Anne (or year-and-a-half-ish) continues! It is with great joy and excitement that we near the end of the series; to me, they get better and better. Oh, I love them all, to varying degrees of adoration, but the last couple of novels have my heart–lock, stock, and barrel. If you haven’t read … [Read more…]
Commenter number three–Melanie! Melanie, check your email! Soon a copy of Word Problems from Literature by Denise Gaskins will be on its way to you!
Once upon a time I had two little girls who loved to sit quietly and listen to stories. We read volume upon volume, and “hard” books, at that. (As proof, I offer exhibit A: I read them Padraic Colum’s The Children’s Homer when they were eight and almost-seven, and they listened!) Oh, it’s not that I … [Read more…]