Morsels & More: Reading, Literacy, and Trends

With the onset of research about literacy and reading – especially among young people – some thoughtful writers have shared their input. Here are some valuable morsels about these trends: From the notebook substack – “Shouldn’t Some Things Be for Kids?” But most good art for children, I think, starts with the understanding that the… Continue reading Morsels & More: Reading, Literacy, and Trends

Shelf Control & More

Sharing some recent reads, thoughts on reading, and more this week: In Maria Tatar’s Enchanted Hunters, she talks about the value and the relationship (along with the evolution) of parents reading to children. This painting, is posted, and I love the expression of the child as she concentrates in a relaxed but focused way. “The… Continue reading Shelf Control & More

A Book of Months

“In January it’s so nice while slipping on the sliding ice to sip hot chicken soup with rice. Sipping once, Sipping twice Sipping chicken soup with rice” ― Maurice Sendak Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American writer and illustrator of children’s literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in… Continue reading A Book of Months

Christmas Books for Advent

The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander This book is divinely poetic and a beautiful layered look at how we are Reeds meant to play the music of God. Radiant Magazine shares a summary which shares the important themes of the book. Abiding Together podcast is close to finishing a beautiful Advent study with Reed… Continue reading Christmas Books for Advent