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Allegory in Harry Potter (Part 2)

This article is the second in a series about J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.  To read from the beginning, click…

Harry Potter: Controversy (Part 1)

I have a confession to make: I'm a Harry Potter fanatic.  Prior to last summer I had been enjoying each…

Easter Stories for Children: Petook, by Tomie dePaola, Caryll Houselander

Title: Petook: An Easter Story Illustrator: Tomie dePaola Author: Caryll Houselander Age Category: 3 to 5 years + Genre: Picture…

The Egg Tree, by Katherine Milhous: Easter Picture Books

Title: The Egg Tree Author: Katherine Milhous Age Category: 3 to 5 years + Genre: Easter picture books Easter is…

Story for Children about Saint Patrick: Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland, Tomie dePaola

Title: Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland Author: Tomie dePaola Age Category: 6 to 8 years Genre: Picture books If you…

When You Reach Me: Summary and Review

Title: When You Reach Me Author: Rebecca Stead Age Category: 9 to 12 years + Genre: Middle-grade Fiction When You…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Summary

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author: Jeff Kinney Age Category: 9 to 12 + Genre: Comic Juvenile Fiction With…

Illustrations in Children’s Books

This is the fourth in a series of posts on how to choose children’s books.  If you want to read…

The Lion and the Mouse, Caldecott Medal Winner

Title: The Lion & the Mouse Author: Jerry Pinkney Age Category: 3 to 5 years + Genre: Picture Books The…

Multicultural Children’s Books by Ezra Jack Keats

In this post I will highlight the work of one of my favorite children's authors, Ezra Jack Keats.  In particular,…

Choosing Children’s Books with Age Appropriate Themes

This is the third in a series of posts on how to choose children’s books.  The series starts here with…

Children’s Book Awards: 2010 Caldecott, Newbery, King, and Geisel Winners

A quick post to announce the winners of several prestigious awards for children's books, revealed today on the American Library…

Children’s Books on Martin Luther King Jr: I Have A Dream

Title: I Have A Dream Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Foreword: Coretta Scott King Age Category: 9 to 12…

Children’s Books on Martin Luther King Jr: Martin’s Big Words

Title: Martin's Big Words Author: Doreen Rappaport Age Category: 6 to 8 years Genre: Historical picture books Our Rating (out…

Clap Hands, by Helen Oxenbury

Title: Clap Hands Author: Helen Oxenbury Age Category: Infant to 2 years Genre: Baby Board Books Helen Oxenbury: Clap Hands…