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spotlight: author/illustrator allen say

“Most people seem to be interested in turning their dreams into reality. Then there are those who turn reality into dreams. I belong to the latter group.” ~ … 1,441 more words

Picture Books

laura for a day

“Once you begin being naughty, it’s easier to go on and on, and sooner or later, something dreadful happens.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls… 913 more words

Bread And Breakfast Recipes

happy birthday to the bard!

“Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” ~ Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

Chandos portrait of Shakespeare, not yet authenticated. 1,413 more words

Poetry And Cake Month

a cool birthday, and those famous daffodils

“All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” ~ Wordsworth, Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, 1802.

    photo by heart felt

I’ve been seeing daffodils everywhere, so it truly must be Spring. 1,083 more words

Poetry And Cake Month

the real thing


If you asked me who’s writing the very best Hawai’i-related children’s fiction these days, the answer would be very simple: Graham Salisbury.

For almost two decades, I’ve read his short stories and middle grade novels with awe and admiration, grateful that someone has been able to accurately capture the soul, spirit, and authentic flavor of the Islands. 880 more words

Book Reviews (all Genres)

coming soon to alphabet soup: james rumford

THE CLOUDMAKERS by James Rumford (Houghton Mifflin, 1996),
picture book for ages 4-8, 32 pp.

Twelve years ago, I wrote my first ever author fan letter to James Rumford, whose first picture book,  1,294 more words

Book Reviews (all Genres)

a book with a checkered past


Today seemed like the perfect time to talk about this enduring classic — it’s Banned Books Week, and, equally important, this story ends with a huge helping of pancakes! 999 more words

Breakfast Month