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)

Monday, January 2, 2012


Last year I Spent My New Year's Day With Roses (literally, while viewing the Rose Parade floats with my husband.)  This year, I'm also with roses - but they've been cut from my backyard and are in a vase!

We watched the parade on t.v. this morning - since my youngest son was on drumline in his high school  band and was priviledged to perform in the Rose Parade two years ago, we really enjoy watching the marching bands.  Did anyone see the float with the surfing dogs?

If you don't live close to Pasadena or in a climate conducive to roses in January, you can always make a trip with your kids to your library and find the book Bobbsey Twins: The Rose Parade Mystery. The Bobbsey Twins search to find the culprit who is sabotaging the floats for the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena, California (this book is a newer one, published in 1981)

The Bobbsey Twins series was probably the longest-running juvenile book series of all time. The first book was published in 1904 and new volumes were added as late as 1992. Who wrote the Bobbsey Twins books? Click HERE.

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