Tag Archives: picture books

December 12

Hunkering Down with Holiday Picture Books

Down in our basement, along with the Christmas ornaments and tree skirt and advent calendars and various other household decorations, we keep a very special box labeled “Christmas Books.”  A while back, I decided that this stash would go away for eleven months of the year so that come December, these books would feel fresh […]

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 […]

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 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 […]