I have a soft spot for poetry. It has taken me a long time to get to that place of 'poetry love', but since then I have really enjoyed the world of poets. So I was obviously attracted to this book.
In Oliver Twist, there is a wonderful observation... "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." That is just so true, but we definitely wouldn't say that about the stories written by Charles Dickens! When he died nearly 150 years ago, he left a legacy of wonderful literature… Continue reading Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
Nature is all around us. The rhythm of seasons and life continue as we go about our busy lives, either connected or disconnected in some way. For those that are connected, they make the time to stop and notice the changes in nature outside their home or work, but those who are disconnected will only… Continue reading Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt
This is an unusual book, but I have been intrigued by it since I first saw it in an online store. It was originally written in Spanish, but the English translation I have reviewed, is readily available. “The Dance of Time” is created for a young audience to introduce them to the planets and how… Continue reading The Dance of Time by Irene Aparici
There are not many books around about architecture for children. I have a few that were printed pre-1960, but they tend to be a little dry. When I saw this publication come up in my searches I quickly bookmarked it, and I’m glad I did! ‘Architecture According to Pigeons’, is an excellent book for children… Continue reading Architecture According to Pigeons By Speck Lee Tailfeather
I don’t think any child is too young to be introduced to the great playwright, William Shakespeare. They may not necessarily read his writings at age six, but they can definitely hear the plays in story form and read simple books about the man himself. This publication, “Will’s Words” by Jane Sutcliffe is an excellent book… Continue reading Will’s Words How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Jane Sutcliffe
Samantha Grover loves soil. She loves soil so much she is a soil scientist. Inspired by her work, Samantha has written this exciting book introducing the fascinating world of mud and dirt to children. How can learning about soil be interesting for children (except for making mud pies) you may ask? Samantha is passionate about her… Continue reading Exploring Soils by Samantha Grover