Tag: literature

My Book House | Olive Beaupre Miller

Our shelves are full of books I believe in. We own adventure stories, where after a few battles and close calls, good triumphs over evil. We own fairy tales, picture books, poetry collections, and a whole […]

10 Chapter Books to Read Aloud With Your Daughter

When we read a good book to our children, we delegate: we enlist the help of gifted authors to demonstrate for them (and for us, too) what life is like in other places, other times, other bodies. This […]

How to Play Librarian

Last week, while sifting through the photos stored on my laptop, I found this: That’s Lydia. The one that turns seven next week. I went through the usual shock and aww that accompanies a discovery […]

Eight Cousins | Louisa May Alcott

One of  the quirks about having only daughters is that, unless you happen to have a pack of boy cousins handy, your girls might find the behavior of boys a bit shocking. You see, our […]

What Katy Did | Susan Coolidge

Every now and then a book that startles you by beginning as one thing and ending as something else altogether. Maybe it’s an adventure story that morphs into a pitch perfect allegory.* Or maybe it […]