There's Nuffin like a Puffin...!

Happy Birthday to the Puffin Club! It seems incredible that it was 50 years ago that the amazing and unforgettable Kaye Webb created a whole new world of children’s literature that is still flourishing today. 623 more words

Joan's Life

Ticking Tara - A bed time story

Hi everyone,

I haven’t written in a while but here’s a story/poem that I wrote using the Storyweaver platform, a great #storytelling tool from #PrathamBooks . 81 more words


REVIEW: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding this book and the others in the series, particularly after the film adaptation. A friend of mine recommended it to me and I was looking forward to reading some gothic YA fiction. 274 more words


You Never Know What You'll Find While Sipping Coffee in a Bookstore

Yesterday, I saw a large display of the new book by Ainsley Earhardt, Take Heart, My Child: a Mother’s Dream. The author will be at our local Barnes & Noble on March 25, 2017, hence the huge display. 47 more words

Ainsley Earhardt

Shoes in Storytelling

When I say Cinderella, you think…? Maybe the entire story comes to mind when I say, “Cinderella and her glass slippers.” Storytelling has always had interesting modes of transportation, yet it is the interesting ones that capture our attention, not the mundane. 2,603 more words

More than just hair

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel

In summer 2008, after a long day at work, I walked into a hair salon that I’ve never been to and told the hair stylist that I want a change. 432 more words

Children's Literature