Little Book, Big Story

Special Edition Mid-Week Post

This week–the last week of my summer vacation–I get to share my favorite post from elsewhere with you (favorite, because I’m hugely biased and not at all humble). You see, Deeply Rooted has accepted a handful […]

Sep, 02

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, by Roger Lancelyn Green

Merlin and Morgan le Fay have become household names around here, not because of any particular affinity on our part for Camelot, but because Lydia is currently smitten with the books in the Magic Treehouse series, in […]

Aug, 29

Summer Vacation! (Part V)

I’m in the midst of school shopping/writing art lesson plans (more on that later)/unpacking and cleaning house after hosting an exchange student and taking a trip to Lake Roesiger (now you understand why I’ve been milking […]

Aug, 22

Summer Vacation! (Part IV)

I am coming back, I promise. It’s just that I keep falling asleep in the backyard or in the rocking chair on the front porch with my feet up on the railing, when I feel like I ought […]

Aug, 15

Summer Vacation! (Part III)

Another blog post from elsewhere to tide you over while I sit poolside during swimming lessons: “Should You Limit Your Child’s Reading Choices?” by Haley, of Carrots for Michaelmas. Enjoy!      

Aug, 08

Summer Vacation! (Part II)

We’re still out in the garden, harvesting tomatoes, beans and cucumbers. But if you’re itching to read about books today, here is one of my favorite posts on the topic of reading with kids: “Raising […]

Aug, 01

Summer Vacation! (Part I)

I’m taking a few weeks off from blogging to enjoy the berries, potlucks and long, lovely evenings of summer in the Pacific Northwest. I’ll be back around mid-August with more book reviews, but until then, I […]

Jul, 25

Tomie de Paola’s Book of Bible Stories

There is a spectrum of Bibles available for kids: at one end sits the actual Bible; at the other, the lovely picture books that give a faithful retelling of a single Bible story, many of […]

Jul, 18

The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner

My brother was whoever I told him to be when we played “Boxcar Children” under the great, drooping tree beside our house (I was usually Jessie, but sometimes Violet). I read the whole series ravenously […]

Jul, 11