Our friends ordered this bean bag from Restoration Hardware, and love it. We’re in the market for one, and now that I’ve started looking at faux fur bean bags, it seems like it’s a real thing this season…West Elm, Pottery Barn….they all have them. This one from RH doesn’t have a slipcover you can take […]

Charting the World

It figures that as soon as I write about how difficult it can be to find standout children’s nonfiction, a slew of books come along to prove me wrong. The latest discovery is Richard Panchyk’s, and where Winter’s Tail placed its real-life subject matter into a children’s-book format, this is more an adult-style book made […]


This is actually the second in a series of posts I began last fall; once again, I’m relying heavily on my blog’s only assistant editor, 13-year-old Elizabeth, the older sister of one of my older son’s best friends. (Without her, I wouldn’t have a prayer of being able to cover these books—so again, thanks, Elizabeth!) […]

traveller in time

I’m not much of a reader of modern fiction (and if you’re wondering what this has to do with children’s books, bear with me—I’ll get there). Given the limited time I have for reading at this parenting-laden time of my life, I want to be sure that when I embark on a novel, I really, […]

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