Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Friday, September 2, 2011


Since I've been busy helping my youngest get moved into his dorm for college, I haven't had much time for blogging about children's books; but I thought it would be nice if I left you with some thoughts on learning as we all "step" into September and Labor Day weekend...

Stairway in "The Magic House", St. Louis. This Children’s Museum engages children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. (click HERE for source)

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.” -Vance Havner

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." -Clay P. Bedford

"Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life."  -Henry L. Doherty


  1. What great quotes! And what a lovely photo! ;)

  2. This photo belongs to me. I'd appreciate a link back please.


  3. Done - thanks, Julie Ann. It's a great photo!