Review: In

If you have a little one in the house this summer you know that boredom might be the only limit to a young imagination. Author Nikki McClure shows us a boy who has no time for that in her engaging book, In. In is a simple story with a great deal to offer. It is…

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Review: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever be spring in my corner of the world, but those of you who live in milder climes know that gardening season is upon us. Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal, is just the thing…

Review: Tom’s Midnight Garden

Some stories are simply captivating, no matter how old you are when you first discover them. Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce, is one of these. This British classic is perhaps less well known in the United States, but it deserves to be cherished. It begins with Tom Long, a basically decent boy who is understandably disgruntled…