Way, way back when my daughter was in third grade (she’s in 6th now), she got to choose who she wanted to be in the Wax Museum. It was a biography unit—they were to research people in their library period, choose someone whose life or story inspired them, learn all there is to know, write … Continue reading Girls Are Funny (Period).
A friend recently told me that she went to a bookstore looking for something new to read to her daughter. The bookseller made some age-appropriate suggestions, like --(and I know I write this a lot—it’s an epidemic)—Rainbow Fairies. My friend was not so impressed and pushed back. How about The Boxcar Children? She wondered out … Continue reading Whatever would they do without us? (More than you might think!)
I recently read my very own childhood copy of Ramona and Her Father with my 7 year old daughter only to find out why--of all the books I could have kept, all those Sweet Valley Highs, the Judy Blumes, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit--why oh why I had let those paperbacks go and held … Continue reading What is it about tin-can stilts?