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Look, Mom, I'm a Mom!

The process of Alyce’s transformation in The Midwife’s Apprentice from the scared Beetle to the strong and independent girl she is at the end of the book fascinates me for what it implies about childhood and growing up. 2,370 more words

All Things Alice: What has she got in her pockets?

Everyone’s gone Alice mad! It’s been 150 years since Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published.  And on Saturday July 4th it’s Alice’s Day… 1,220 more words


Celebrating Children's Literature in Vancouver

Next year, Vancouver will be celebrating children’s literature created by local writers with a series of plaques that will be displayed on lamp posts around the city. 490 more words


Children's Literature MA

In September 2013 I started studying for my Masters Degree in Children’s Literature at the University of Roehampton in London. In a few weeks I will be donning the gown and mortarboard, and graduating at the Royal Festival Hall by the Southbank. 621 more words

Mr Toads Odyssey: The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame (1908)


At the moment the pressure of my forthcoming exams here in Germany means that I haven’t been able to read quite as much as I would like. 331 more words


Flashback of a Flashback Fridays: Tell me a tale of krakens and kings . . .

Reposting an older Flashback today, mainly because the 4th festivities have meant more mommy time and less writing time.

You’re a kid living in New York City and you notice strange things are going missing: doorknobs, tuna sandwiches and bronze statues.   838 more words

General Posts

An Intensely Valuable--and Ongoing--Experience

Margaret chooses and shares children’s literature which always engages our young listeners. We believe Margaret’s reading sessions have enhanced literary appreciation of our children and increased their desire to read and understanding of the process.

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