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A fitting read for a Monday morning. Humans aren’t the only creatures who need a nudge to get up in the morning, but when you’re Waking Dragons, it’s more like a heave.
Technology is getting younger every day; gadgets for many kids are a given, and books and literacy apps abound. But what happens when we’re too focused on a screen? In this clever interpretation of the most famous line in computer … Continue reading
Many creatures are happily nocturnal, making the most of the dark. Raccoons, bats, owls (unless they’re being hypnotized), and the list goes on. But humans… well, it depends. Humans are big on lullabies. We explain the difference between night and … Continue reading
Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their tales. Two hundred years later, their stories are still being told and retold. With their simplicity, archetypal characters and symbolic meanings, the tales are open to modernizing, parodying, fleshing out … Continue reading
With the winter storms being what they are, it makes extra sense that some animals migrate south for the winter — birds, eels, and… Squirrels? I guess if they’re darn squirrels, they do. I haven’t yet read the first Those … Continue reading
I am sitting here laughing until my eyes water. And I proudly do not mind, because I am reading a picture book by Terry Pratchett I somehow missed until now. That explains everything, yes?
The best thing about fairy and folk tales is how versatile they are for retelling. You have the sassy, slightly snarky mashup of Diary of a Fairy Godmother (“We can’t all afford Hogwarts; some of us have to work for … Continue reading
A couple years ago, I got into the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I spent most of a summer with the second book propped open, reading at night. The story was fairly gothic, set in rainy … Continue reading
November is Picture Book Month. I can’t think of a better book to embody it than The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Morris is a meticulous word person. Every day he writes his hopes and dreams in a … Continue reading