I love the Bear and Mouse books written by Bonny Becker (BB) and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (KMD). The latest of the six book series, A Christmas for Bear, was out earlier this year, but I did not see it at my local library until after Christmas. So. Here we are. The story follows Mouse … [Read more...] about Bear & Mouse at it Again
This time of year is my favorite as anticipation mounts for the American Library Association's Youth Media Award announcements. One of those, the Caldecott, has been awarded to illustrators of picture books since 1938. Background & Criteria The Caldecott is named after Randolph Caldecott, an … [Read more...] about 2018 Caldecott to be Announced February 12!
I am overly excited about my USPS stamp options this year for holiday cards! (Seriously.) That's because one choice honors a beloved classic children's book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. The forever stamps were issued on October 4, 2017. The Importance of The Snowy Day Published in 1962, this … [Read more...] about A classic children’s book on a USPS forever stamp
This book is in my family's book collection and we pull it out every Thanksgiving and sing along with the page turns. It makes for a rollicking good end to the day during often dreary Novembers here where we live. Song Origins This year, I took the time to really ponder "the note about the text" … [Read more...] about The forgotten author of “Over the River and Through the Wood”
Wow. I can't believe I've never once heard about Sergeant Reckless! She's legendary! She's a marine! And she's a horse! A small red mare, to be exact, and the only animal to officially hold military rank. How the Picture Book Came About The book’s back matter tells us that author Patricia … [Read more...] about A valiant horse who was an heroic marine and the picture book telling her story