March is Women’s History Month where we pay tribute to fearless women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth, Cady Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage. Wait, you’ve never heard of Matilda Joslyn Gage? Well, there’s a reason for that as you will learn while reading Born Criminal – Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist Written by Angelica Shirley […]
It is Multicultural Children’s Book Day and I am thrilled to share an important book which should be on your “must read” list in today’s difficult political and social climate. First Generation 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great By Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace (authors) and Agata Nowicka (illustrator) Little Brown […]
This map found in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham, is one of the classic maps many of us hold dear. It was drawn by Ernest H. Shepard who also drew the map in Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. The map, however, was not in the original edition of the book written […]
For me a journey begins with a map. I like to look at an overview and then the details. I like all kinds of maps – physical, political, topographical, climatic, thematic, and good old road maps. I was excited to find a series of books that celebrate journeys written by Martha Day Zschock and published […]
Today is officially Kindness Day but don’t you think that people should be kind everyday?? It is never to early to encourage children to be kind and a perfect place to begin is with this retelling of the classic Aesop’s fable: The Lion and the Mouse Written and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney […]
We have reached the letter Q on the A to Z Blog Challenge so it is fitting to share some Quotes that remind us how important libraries are. Why are libraries important to you?
Reading James and the Giant Peach was one of the highlights of my childhood. I was hooked from page one. Many of the most important lessons I learned in life came from books written by the brilliant Roald Dahl. And, in honor of his 100th birthday, I’m sharing some of his wise words. […]