Nasreddine – A Middle Eastern Tale with a Lesson for All


In this story, the author, Odile Weuleresse, has cleverly taken a figure legendary in the Middle East, Nasreddine, and adapted his story for a new audience. The  story, together with the brilliant illustrations by Rébecca Dautremer will, I am certain, capture the attention and resonate with children today.

3 Books about Children and their Dads!


Well, I might have missed Father’s Day, but I thought it might be fun to spread some love to the Dads of the world and I think you might find one that you and your little ones will want to share with your own special Dad! Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino is so special. It is… 

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909


Can you imagine arriving at Ellis Island with your parents, not speaking a word of English? You would, of course, be right to assume that you would be able to go to school because, after all, you are only a child! And then you find out that you are the only person in your family… 

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The Secret River – A Timeless Tale for the Ages


Even 60 years after her death, the only story that Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ever wrote specifically for children is as magical today as it was in the 1950’s. Published posthumously, The Secret River was awarded a Newberry Honor in 1956. I just came across an edition of The Secret River illustrated by the dynamic duo, two-time… 

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