Tag Archive: Children’s Books

Children’s Books and Visual Design: Student Work

I’m teaching a visual rhetoric course at my new university this year. It has been so much fun to create and just as much fun to teach. I have mostly upper-level English majors… Continue reading

Miniatures

I started “building” a miniature house in one of the rooms of my basement. I got the idea after reading this book with my six-year-old daughter. The photos are of a real miniature… Continue reading

Quiet for Kids

Several years ago, I posted about Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a Word that Can’t Stop Talking. I loved the book. I loved its message. Today I’m posting about… Continue reading

Loving the Books of Rita Williams-Garcia

My kids and I are ready for summer. Perhaps even a “crazy summer.” But I suspect that any summer plans we make or carry out will not be as crazy as the summer… Continue reading

My New Favorite Bookmark

I love this bookmark. My eleven-year-old and I just finished Lord of the Flies, and now we are reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia. My 6-year-old and I just finished Ribsy… Continue reading

Harry Potter Birthday

Late last night, an owl arrived at our door with an invitation for my oldest daughter. It was for a Harry Potter birthday party! The invitation is so clever and delightful, I had… Continue reading

Picture Book Finds: Ages 4 to 6

My youngest daughter is learning to read, and I’ve lately spent my time at the library browsing the picture books for those that will peak her interest and also give her a chance… Continue reading

Books for My Daughter(s)

When my oldest daughter was a baby, and I was bored being at home all of the time, we used to go to the thrift store and look at books to pass the… Continue reading

Testing Boundaries on My Side of the Mountain

My daughter and I have read a lot of books together lately. You’ve probably noticed, given my reviews of From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Island of the Blue… Continue reading

Piles of Books

I have piles of books all over my house, probably like many of you do. These piles are constantly growing and changing, and someday, I hope to actually have them put away, unless,… Continue reading