Clementine

Clementine is a series by Sara Pennypacker, the author of the Stuart series  The first book in the series is titled the same, Clementine. Clementine is the main character who is creative and funny, in the footsteps of great characters like Ramona Quimby. The book begins with Clementine helping her friend Margaret, who has cut out a clump of… Continue reading Clementine

Roald Dahl’s Illustrator: Quentin Blake is Knighted

I could never guess what he was going to think of next. Quentin Blake on Roald Dahl. Blake is the illustrator behind the infamous Roald Dahl fantastical stories; his drawings are recognizable by the readers of Dahl.  Blake was recently awarded knighthood in 2013.  The movement of his characters in these illustrations was what always… Continue reading Roald Dahl’s Illustrator: Quentin Blake is Knighted

The Great Brain

  The Great Brain was first published in 1967, but the antics of Tom are still relevant and charming.  Tom comes from family of Catholics in a town that is heavily Mormon in Oklahoma.  The author handles the religious differences with humor, as well as in the perspective of children. In this first Great Brain, Tom and his brothers come… Continue reading The Great Brain

Sheila the Great!

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. Judy Blume has the ability to write from a child’s world  revealing all the insecurities of childhood and making the character relatable.   As a child, I loved reading her books because I… Continue reading Sheila the Great!

The Hundred Dresses

The 1945 Newbery Honor book by Eleanor Estes holds a place in classic children’s literature.