Children's books

Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey plus Author Interview

★ “A stellar biography, as creepy and fun as its subject.” —Kirkus, STARRED review I’ve been a big fan of Edward Gorey for ages. His creepy, creative prose and eccentric style appeals to me. So when I heard there was going to be a children’s book on the biography of this brilliant man, I couldn’t…… Continue reading Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey plus Author Interview

Children's books

Purrrfect Picture Books for Animal Lovers

It’s summertime and many children are free as birds having flown from the confines of school classrooms everywhere. But that doesn’t mean the reading has to end! In fact summer reading programs are popping up at libraries nationwide. Today, I’ve collected a few of my favorite books about animals, some thought-provoking, some educational, and others…… Continue reading Purrrfect Picture Books for Animal Lovers

Children's books

A Collection of Newly Released Picture Books

When a friend visits the Texas Library Association (TLA) and comes back with a bundle of new picture books to share with me, how can I not share with all of you?  Join me in welcoming these new books to libraries, book stores, and laps everywhere.   A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build…… Continue reading A Collection of Newly Released Picture Books

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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley illustrated by Jessie Hartland A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster 2016   Where will booksellers keep all the amazing nonfiction books that are popping up?  I recently read an article in Publishers Weekly which stated that “even before 2009 and the beginning of  Common Core,…… Continue reading Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer