September The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Drying grass, New books and blackboard Chalk in class. The bee, his hive Well-honeyed, hums While Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With …

The Giant Jam Sandwich was written in 1972 by Janet Burroway and illustrated by John Vernon Lord. A wonderfully fun and beautifully illustrated book about a small village that must find a way to deal with the FOUR million wasps that fly in, creating a terrible nuisance. A …

August From… A Child's Calendar - Poems by John Updike …

Introduced in 1961, The Chatter Telephone was the ultimate pretend play toy with its ringing rotary dial and its friendly interactive design. Since then, technology has changed quite a bit, but the Chatter Telephone makes children smile just the same way. With eyes that roll up …

May   From… A Child's Calendar - Poems by John Updike …

Just one more book of poems to end National Poetry Month. I couldn't help myself…especially when I saw the title - If It Rains Pancakes! But then I became even more intrigued because this is a book of Haiku and Lantern poems. Now, I think that most of us remember what a Haiku is …

So many parents work outside the home these days. How about you? Chances are, if you do, then perhaps your child/children have said to you at some point, "why do you have to go to work" or "can I come with you." Even if they are off for a fun day of school or Mother's Morning …