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Kidlitosphere Interview: Blogger and Author Colleen Mondor, Chasing Ray

Here's another in my series of kidlitosphere blogger interviews. Today I report on my interview with Colleen Mondor (abbreviated "CM"…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1: A Reader’s Comments

As I’ve said before, I’m a Harry Potter fanatic.  I just saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the movie),…

Interview: Charlotte Taylor, Charlotte’s Library

Here's another in my series of children's books blogger interviews. Today I report on my interview with Charlotte Taylor (abbreviated…

Interview: Terry Doherty, The Reading Tub

Here is another in my series of interviews with kids books bloggers. Today I report on my interview with Terry…

Interview: Carol Rasco, Reading is Fundamental

Here is another in my series of interviews with kids books bloggers. Today I report on my interview with Carol…

Catching Fire: Summary and Review

Title: Catching Fire Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: Young Adult Fiction (Books for Teens) Age Category: 16 to 19 years +…

Plato on Developmental Value in Children’s Stories

I couldn't resist posting this quote I came across recently in Plato's Republic about stories, children, values, etc.: "Socrates: You…

Interview: Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan, Bookends

Here is another in my series of children's books blogger interviews. Today I report on my interview with Cindy Dobrez…

The Hunger Games: Summary and Review

Title: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: Young Adult Fiction Age Category: 16 to 19 years + Well, I'm…

Illustrator Interview: Don Tate, The Brown Bookshelf

Here is another in my series of children's books blogger interviews. Today I report on my interview with Don Tate…

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau: Summary and Review

Title: The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau Author: Dan Yaccarino Genre: Picture Books for Children (Nonfiction) Age Category: 6…

Blogger Interview: Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production

Here is another in my series of children's books blogger interviews. Today I report on my interview with Elizabeth Bird…

Interview: Melissa Fox, Book Nut

Here's the next installment in my series of children's books blogger interviews. Today I report on my interview with Melissa…

Interview: Jen Robinson, Jen Robinson’s Book Page

Here's another post in my series of children's books blogger interviews.  Today I report on my interview with Jen Robinson…

The Complexity of Children’s Stories and Social Development

What makes for good children’s books?  In this series on how to choose children's books, I have suggested that choice-worthy…