5 Classic Winter Books To Read This Winter

It’s no secret that I love children’s books, especially stories that I remember from my own childhood.   What better way to lift the spirits on a cold winter’s day than to cozy up on the couch with your kids (regardless of their age) with a stack of classic winter storybooks?  344 more words


Ursula Le Guin: ‘Wizardry is artistry’

Not strictly Gothic, but affiliated with that genre, Ursula K Le Guin’s writing has certainly been groundbreaking in the genres of science fiction and high fantasy (including children’s/YA fiction). 24 more words

YA Fiction

12 Board Books We Still Love

Around age 6 months, my oldest daughter started chewing on her board books. And ever since then, words have been as much a part of her diet as bread and water. 272 more words


A Cookie for Santa

A Cookie for Santa written by Stephanie Shaw and illustrated by Bruno Robert (2014)

A gingerbread cookie worried all evening about his fate as Santa’s midnight snack. 225 more words

Picture Book Reviews

Flashback Fridays: Two sizes too small . . .

You’re a grumpy hermetic outsider who hates the festivities going on down in the happy little town nearby.  You’ve finally had enough and decide to take matters into your own hands to see an end to the joy and cheer. 553 more words

General Posts

Best books for children 2014

Here are my favourites from this year. What did you enjoy?





Looking forward to lots more new books in 2015!


Children's Literature