The Wind in the Willows | Quick Review

The Wind in the Willows | Quick Review

How absolutely delightful is this book? I don’t know how, in my thirty years of England-loving existence, I hadn’t read The Wind in the Willows before. It reminds me of everything charming about my favorite country – reminiscent of the feelings I get...
Library Lion

Library Lion

“Picture books are two to three times as likely as parent-child conversations to include a word that isn’t among the 5,000 most common English words.” This is what Dominic Massaro, of the University of California, Santa Cruz found when studying language...
Mental Health & Turtles All the Way Down

Mental Health & Turtles All the Way Down

My first experience with John Green occurred a year or so ago when I was looking for an entertaining way to brush up on world history, primarily as a Bible study tool. I stumbled upon Crash Course: World History and was immediately drawn in. Somewhere in that time...
Children’s Books to Look Forward to in 2018

Children’s Books to Look Forward to in 2018

I’m a chronic re-reader. Instead of searching for new books, I’m most guilty of keeping up with Kindle deals so that I can have my old favorites at my fingertips, all.the.time. I fear this trend also creeps into my life as an educator, as I pick up the same ol’ kid’s...