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: Book Girl, by Sarah Clarkson

Today I have a special find for my female bibliophile friends... and ladies, this book is especially for you. Yes, it will ultimately benefit the children in your life, but this one is a treasure for you. I am thrilled to share with you Book Girl by writer, speaker, and blogger Sarah Clarkson. This book is a…

Review: Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals

Today I have a new book to share, bearing a memorably unusual name. Allow me to present Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan and illustrated by John Folley. This ambitious book of poems features an imaginary creature assigned to each letter of the alphabet. The names of the animals are often a pun (as…