Finding an Old Favorite

While attending a writer’s retreat on the North Shore of Lake Superior, we chose to spend a little time browsing in Drury Lane Bookshop. It is in a small house overlooking Lake Superior and the harbor at Grand Marais. 427 more words


LTWL 114 Quiz 1

LTWL 114, Children’s Literature

Quiz 1

Select two of the following questions and answer them in 400 words each. In order to receive full credit (five points for each answer), you must include relevant direct quotations from the stories (though you don’t need author and page citations). 154 more words

Learning About Rainforest Animals

As I’ve written previously, my children love animals of any kind and are very interested in rainforest animals. They thoroughly enjoyed reading the book… 250 more words


when dementia alters a grandparent...two thoughtful stories

My glorious, spunky grandmother took care of the “old people” until she was in her 80s. Tended her glorious roses. Tramped through northern Minnesota meadows picking buckets of wild blueberries. 840 more words


[book review] No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood by Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast

Do you have a bossy older sibling? Wish you could eat ice cream for breakfast instead of oatmeal? Why ride the bus to school when a helicopter would be so much better? 1,230 more words

Poetry Friday

Timmy’s Show and Tell! It was close in the voting. Thanks to everyone who participated! Rose has already started on the storyboard for this book, and it is coming along great. 359 more words

Children's Books

Sunday Comics: Hero Bear and the Kid

I want to start off by making a few things clear. First off, I am officially obsessed with Mike Kunkel’s Hero Bear and the Kid, and have been for years. 393 more words

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