Tag Archives: children’s books

November 20

Giddy to Talk Kids’ Books

As a compulsive book buyer who likes to maintain a relatively uncluttered household, there are few things I love more than getting recommendations about books that will be worthy of taking up prime bookshelf real estate.  So when I saw that my local bookstore, Prairie Lights, was hosting a talk about children’s book recommendations, I […]

September 23

Beatrix Potter: Adorable Woodland Creatures or Stuff of Lifelong Nightmares?

When I was young, I was given The Tale of Peter Rabbit as part of an Easter basket, and that was basically all I knew of Beatrix Potter for most of my life. I kept Peter with my other books from childhood for decades, only rediscovering it when I was searching for something new to […]

August 16

Verklempt

Herewith, three picture books that have made me, an emotional new-ish mother, secretly choke up a little while reading them aloud to my son. Not because they make me sad, but because they make me happy. Yep, it’s like that around here. And in the case of the first of them, I get misty every […]

June 19

Mommy Daddy Evan Sage

It’s probably no surprise that I’m a person who is content to browse in a bookstore for hours.  It’s my idea of a perfect lazy afternoon or date night.  Browsing, I think, is like treasure-hunting; I scan and skim and scour until — eureka! — I discover that I am holding a veritable treasure chest […]

June 03

The High Street by Alice Melvin

I traveled to San Francisco a year ago to attend a conference, and while my friend and I were out browsing in a charming shop, I found this book.  I had already spent too much money by this point, but once I laid eyes on The High Street, there was no not buying it.  It […]