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, February 13, 2015


Caught red-handed, reading:
Don't you love stories with main characters who are true book lovers? 
Below are some of my favorites - did I leave out yours?

1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Everyone knows Jo is crazy about books and writing.)

2. The Library by Sarah Stewart, pictures by David Small. Elizabeth Brown loves books.  A lot.  You'll love what she does with them all when she grows up...

3. Matilda by Roald Dahl - she teaches herself to read and by the age of 5 and 1/2, she's read all the children's books in the library...

4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (Hermione is one book-smart girl!)

5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen...“Miss Eliza Bennet,” said Miss Bingley, “despises cards. She is a great reader, and has no pleasure in anything else.”

6.  Anne of Green Gables by Elizabeth Montgomery.  Anne Shirley: "Don't you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?"

7.  84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff, is collection of correspondence, from 1949-1969, between Helene and a book buyer at an antiquarian bookseller in London.  It's basically a lovefest for out-of-print books, the bookstore Marks and Co., and British culture.

8.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Guy Montag goes from burning books to rescuing them.

This Valentine's Day show some Bookish Love...
Read a Book,
Give a Book,
Hug a Book!

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