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Over Sea, Under Stone at 50

Summer has begun, which in my case means concentrating full force on my dissertation, I remember when it meant something not all that different…summer reading.  When I was small, Friday afternoons were reserved for visits to the video store and the library.  560 more words


CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children’s Picture Books and Early Readings

Call for articles for this edited collection. I’ve posted it a bit late but there’s still time!

Please submit a 300 word abstract and a brief scholarly bio to Leslie Ormandy at…

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Children's Literature

A Post and Packaging

Last year, back when I had time on my hands and no job I read a really interesting review for a book on Bruce’s inimitable site (which you can find on this very… 497 more words


fiction favorites...Terrible, Horrible Edie

Terrible, Horrible Edie, by E.C. Spkyman
originally published in 1960;
reissued in 2010 by the New York Review Children’s Collection

I’ve recently met a heroine who easily makes it into my List of Favorite Epic Girl Characters along with the likes of Titty Walker, Scout Finch, Permanent Rose, Mary Lennox, and others. 389 more words


A Matter of Trust

Reading level according to Scholastic: 5.2

Interest level: Grades 2-5

Summary of the Book: Darcy Wills is trying to hold every together because things are falling apart in her family and her school.   158 more words

Biblical Worldview

10 Books That Will Change How You Think About Fairy Tales

And more on fairy tales. Some of the books on this list will be familiar (including The Bloody Chamber); some less so. There are books on the fairy tale, and reworkings of fairy tale themes and new fairy tales–for young readers, I think. A handy list, anyway.

Fairy Tales

Review: I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

Jon Klassen (2011)

The Story: A bear has lost his hat and he wants it back, so he very politely asks all the forest animals: “Have you seen my hat?” to which they all answer “No.” When all hope seems lost, the bear has a startling revelation, he… 398 more words

Children's Literature