Category Archives: special

The Tomi Ungerer Museum

So, before the summer hit in full force I had made a vow to myself to post more.  That hasn’t worked out and I apologize. But now I have an exciting experience to share. I got to visit the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg. I’ve been dying to go and I was not disappointed. It’s [...]

RIP Marc Simont

One of the greats has passed away.   The Philharmonic Gets Dressed is definitely one of my all time favorites. Thank you to Children’s Book Reviews for the images.


I’m a tad late in bringing this up, but it must be noted that George Orwell’s 1984 was at the top of Amazon’s list this week, with sales rising over 5,000%. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is #1 right now. I would love to know how many teachers are using Edward Snowden’s revelations as an [...]

Adventure Time: James Baxter

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting regularly–I’ve been wicked busy, as my kinfolk in New England say. Still, I want to leave you on a happy note for the long weekend, so here it is: James Baxter.


It’s a perfect day for this book…at least where I am. I know there are lots of books that celebrate snow, but for some reason this one really captures the feeling for me better than any other.  ”‘No Snow’ said Radio. ‘It’ll melt’ said woman with umbrella. ”  Despite all the dire predictions to the [...]