A Monkey Could Figure Out What Publishers Want

It is bedtime, and I am reading a book with my five-year-old son called Monkey Makes Pancakes.* And it…well…sucks....more

The Cat Behind the Hat

Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat is a gorgeous coffee-table book featuring the "secret artwork" of Dr. Seuss. Theodor (Ted) Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, called a lot of the work featured in this volume his "midnight paintings."...more

If I Could Keep You Little

Book Review of If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond...more

Two Books About Strong Girls For Kids

Reading stories about strong girls isn’t just important for little girls but younger boys as well. Having two boys myself, I love finding books that teaches them girls can be strong independent people. They can do anything boys can because girls rock, too! ...more
I hope everyone reads these books to their kids -- whether they have boys or girls. It's so ...more

Children's Book Nook Review: Cold Snap; Cars Rushing! Honking! Zooming!

For Links to These Books, Visit www.thejennyevolution.comAnother wonderful week of books with the kids! These two gems stood out....more

10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
@karabuntin I read every Nancy Drew and all the Oz - mostly because they really got my ...more

Children's Literature and Kids Underestimated Again

I have been an unabashed lover, nay, worshipper of children's literature since I was a child myself. Never did Max and his Wild Things seem childish, never did Ira's apprehension at his first sleepover feel like it didn't apply to my life, and not until I was 18 did I remove Knight's Castle and Anne of Green Gables from my bookshelf, but only to relocate them to my dorm room....more
We've been reading since they were infants...subtle lessons learned a d relearned (it's been so ...more

Post Modernism

Blog DirectoryWhat I Learned About Post-Modernism-Modernism are the theories at the time that are derived from sometimes religious or philosophical backgrounds. -Post-modernism says that each idea decided by these modernists comes from their cultural backgrounds, or the time period that those people were in.-Post modernist refers to a part of a time period; post modernism refers to an era...more

Charlotte's Web Set Me Up: My First Writing Award and the Cockeyed Smile It Gave Me

I'm one of those people who over-commits because of the satisfaction I get from sucking the last bit of marrow from living. This habit will probably shave years from my life expectancy but the euphoric feeling of touching as many facets as possible is not one I would trade. That's why I joined the Red Dirt Writer's Group two years ago....more
Hello, there Anntrea...thanks for your kinds words. and...I can't wait for your children to ...more

Interview With The Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster

The reason why the Phantom Tollbooth appeals to children is the same reason why the construction of the book appeals to adults. In both cases, it's a tale of the unexpected, the unpredictable, the fact that anything can happen. Milo walks into his room and finds a mystery gift. He starts playing with it and lands himself in an incredible adventure. What child didn't walk into their room every day after reading the book with the knowledge that anything could happen? (Isn't that an enormous thought -- both the good reality and bad reality of the statement.) ...more
I loved this book as a child. It just completely captured my imagination. I re-read it earlier ...more