Louisa May Alcott Day

Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When we arrive at this day every year, I think of...

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Bloomsbury + British Library = Harry Potter Exhibit 2017

In the maelstrom of the Harry Potter mania, 20 years have nearly passed us by... Yep, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone...

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The Case of ‘Bid Time Return’

You've probably read the stories of long-lost library books, and even perhaps cringed if you've been guilty of failing to return books yourself. But,...

Why Reluctant Readers?

We've all heard the laments from parents and teachers as they try to get their students to read more books, and improve their reading...

Learning to Breath – ‘The Salt God’s Daughter’

Ilie Ruby's The Salt God's Daughter takes us to the beaches and fields in Southern California with an itinerant wandering of two girls and their...

What About ‘The Lorax’? – Controversial Banned Book

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) first published The Lorax in 1971. And, it was destined to join the ranks of his most popular (and...
Jacob's Dress

Banned Book: ‘Jacob’s New Dress’

Jacob's New Dress, by Ian and Sarah Hoffman, is suddenly at the very center of a whirlwind of controversy and debate, as the very latest...

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Overcome Huge Reading List Blues

5 Tips to Overcome the HUGE-Reading-List Blues

Do you remember a time when you could just curl up with a book and read a book--without worrying about getting through those next...
Curious George

Curious George Turns 75 + Reasons We Love The Monkey

That mischievous little monkey who continually gets himself into trouble is turning 75 this years. It's Curious George, first created by Hans Augusto Rey...

Agatha Christie Mania – 10 Reasons She’s Famous

Agatha Christie is one of the most popular, bestselling novelists of all time--with some 4 billion copies sold. Famous for her plays, stories and...

Banned Books

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – 7 Reasons We Celebrate This Great...

Like me, you can probably point to early memories of reading and/or hearing the voices of a parent reading to you. For me, the...