I decided to make 2015, the year I turn 35, the year that I stop encouraging everyone to follow their dreams and follow mine.  So, I write.   298 more words


This is just a preview of some of the ridiculous stuff we can expect to encounter when I post about both Nancy Drew books I’m reading tomorrow. 8 more words

The Many Faces of Anne of Green Gables

Lindsey at Reeder Reads is hosting a Green Gables Readalong, in which we will read one Anne book a month from January to August. I didn’t even hesitate to jump on board for this one. 311 more words

Canadian Lit


Strongheart: The World’s First Movie Star Dog, written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
published in 2014 by Henry Holt and Company

Three dogs have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 227 more words

Picture Books

Jan Ormerod's classic baby books

Jan Ormerod’s baby books are right up on top of my list of favorites for the youngest book readers. And their moms, dads, big sisters and brothers, grandparents, babysitters… 283 more words


Guest Blog: Monica McGlynn-Stewart

Dual Language Texts

In my (Monica) preservice ECE class this week I had the most amazing experience. The class had been given the task of finding a dual language picture book for young children that was inviting and enticing and would support the language and literacy learning of children whose home language was not English. 276 more words


Addendum: Charlotte's Web

At the tail end of my post on Charlotte’s Web I briefly pondered Charlotte’s status as mother.  I said that I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to make of it just yet, but after a bit of prompting from someone who’s reading this blog (hi, Upma!) and talking it out with Dr. 549 more words