Children’s Books

Although my kids are getting a bit older, they still enjoy picture books and I must say I’m still very drawn to beautifully illustrated books. I have several books sitting in my Amazon cart that I’m debating purchasing for Christmas gifts. I have not seen any of these books inRead More →

“Once there was a peddler who sold caps. But he was not like an ordinary peddler, carrying his wares on his back. He carried them on top of his head.” So begins the tale of Caps for Sale, the lovely story of an unorthodox peddler and a tree full of peskyRead More →

      When it comes to children’s books, I find my favorite books tend to be the classics. As a preschool and elementary school teacher, I was exposed to the latest books, and although there were many wonderful new books, my top 10 still would have been the tried and true.   I find even today, asRead More →

This is definitely a "quickie" book review, but I wanted to get something up before people considered buying this book. The other day I mentioned that I ordered the book A Bird in Winter: A Picture Book Inspired by Pieter Bruegel The Elder, by Helene Kerillis and Stephane Girel, I'm sad to say, this isn't a book I'd recommend. Although I thinkRead More →

If you want to get into a heated discussion with a group of people, forget talking about politics or religion… talk about fairy tales. Parents either love them and expose their children to them, or parents find them too violent or sexist and banish them. Some parents want to preserveRead More →

Because it is often hard to find things to make for older boys, and I know many of you are still looking for ideas for small gifts, I wanted to repost this. Bug loved the movie The Never Ending Story. (Joy of joys, he's now ready to read the book.  The Never Ending Story. I will need to remember to give it to himRead More →

I have some bad news to share… Last evening I was working on Part Two of Noisy Nora. I was sitting at the computer, banging away at the keyboard, my two Yorkies were curled up on my crafting table, and the two pups… soon to be 5 months old, were runningRead More →

“Jack had dinner early, Father played with Kate, Jack needed burping, So Nora had to wait. First she banged the window, Then she slammed the door, Then she dropped her sister’s marbles on the kitchen floor. “Quiet!” said her father. “Hush!” said her mum. “Nora!” said her sister, “Why areRead More →