Author Archives: Amy
Note: No billygoats were harmed in the making of this post.
I don’t click well with a lot of horror movies. Something about everything rushing onto the screen makes it hard for me to build a decent headful of suspense. But horror stories, now—that’s something else. Especially children’s stories.
This story has been going around for a while, but it’s news to me. I was all set to write a list of books about gratitude and Thanksgiving and turkeys with places to go, but I can’t think of a … Continue reading
It’s Picture Book Month again–time to look at Caldecotts or just marvel at your favorite illustrations. But what about a picture book that depicts invisibility?
“Do you remember what fun you had stealthily tying two cabbages to Deacon Ellis’ front door knob on cabbage night in 1867 or 1868?”
In case you weren’t dreading it enough, allow me to increase the suspense: there are only 7 days left until Lemony Snicket’s visit on Friday, October 25. In the meantime, torment yourself a little and read Lemony Snicket’s droll list … Continue reading
I missed Dessert Day, but I bet a lot of picky eaters would have gladly celebrated every day. If you have your hands full with a picky eater, try a couple of these; I hope their stomach gets fuller than … Continue reading
In dread (i.e. anticipation) of Lemony Snicket’s upcoming visit, the Children’s Department is holding a Gloomy Gathering at the Luckless Library from 2 to 3 o’clock on October 12. Make ironic inventions, create masquerade mayhem, and more. Eye hope to … Continue reading
Today is, apparently, Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day. One of the perks of working with and among children is—you guessed it—that nobody would bat an eye. I didn’t have a bear to bring even if I’d known, but … Continue reading
It’s application season for the Pittsburgh Public Schools magnet schools. But don’t stress out too much; CLP librarians have compiled a resource list to get you started. From essay writing to brushing up on music, literature or science and technology, … Continue reading