Review: Ox-Cart Man

"In October he backed his ox into his cart and he and his family filled it up with everything they made or grew all year long that was left over." With these words begins the classic Ox-Cart Man, written by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. This Caldecott Medal winner is a treasure of spare American…

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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…