Gymboree & Little Golden Books

Do you remember Golden Books? Like many young readers, the gold spine of the books is etched into my mind.  (Way back) in the eighties, before my family could make it to large cities to go shopping, Golden Books always seemed to be available, even in our small grocery store.  We have some for our children,… Continue reading Gymboree & Little Golden Books

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

   Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great is one of Judy Blume’s best character books.  Sheila is the antagonist from the Fudge series by Blume. [Sidenote: I love looking at how the covers of this book have evolved over the years.] Judy Blume has the ability to write from a child’s world  revealing all the insecurities… Continue reading Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

10 Charming Winnie-the-Pooh Quotes

Winnie-the-Pooh has always been a favorite character of mine, and he certainly has remained one of the most delightful children’s literary characters (along with Piglet, of course!) A.A. Milne, the author, is quite fascinating: check out my background on his writing and other Pooh links. His writing had such a distinct and poignant style; here… Continue reading 10 Charming Winnie-the-Pooh Quotes

Fun Book News: Richard Scarry’s New Book and More

Lowly Worm is Back! Scarry’s Son Publishes Manuscript found in author’s Swiss chalet Loved seeing this interview on NPR with Richard Scarry’s son, Huck.  I’m sure this newly discovered book will be just as great as all of Scarry’s collection [check out my post on The World of Richard Scarry here.]  Lowly always makes us… Continue reading Fun Book News: Richard Scarry’s New Book and More

The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children series was, like many young readers, my first experience reading a series that was on my reading level.  I loved following the adventures of the Alden family,and the first one was my favorite.  I re-read the descriptions of the boxcar and how they slept and even created pretend situations with… Continue reading The Boxcar Children