Dare Wright wrote a total of ten Lonely Doll/Edith and Mr. Bear books, although today only nine have been reprinted. Girls (and boys) connecting with dolls is a tale, in itself, as old as time.
I have always been unclear as to who I want to be when I grow up. But now it's quite clear, and rather simple, as a matter of fact. I want to be PeterReynolds-ish.
From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.
No one thinks pediatric medicine is a lesser form of medicine. So why do some people think writing for children is a lesser form of literature? I happen to love writing children's books. You might, too.
Some people are easy to introduce. You can say things like, "This is so-and-so; he's a chef." But how can you introduce somebody who doesn't have on...
The absence of a Christmas card for my nephew this year leaves a bit of a hole in my heart. I've decided to fill that hole by honoring him in different way.
As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead.
You know how when it's the holidays, or your kid's birthday, and there is a stack of gifts...and soon after the child is allowed to start opening, there is a flurry of wrapping paper strewn across the room without so much as a glance at what was actually inside the wrappings?
I am sure about something. Small children know from whence they came. They are still a part of heaven. That is why one of the easiest ways to feel the presence of the Divine is to connect with a child.
Focusing on the cultural aspects have allowed us to blend our lifestyles and create our own holiday traditions which will hopefully bring our daughter many fond memories without ever having to choose one religion or one set of customs over the other.
One of the reasons I'm drawn to children's literature is that the right book really is a gift that can last a lifetime. For me, one of those books is ...
Originally published on Kirkus. For the full list of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2015, click here. ...
November is National Picture Book Month. It's a gentle reminder of the importance of reading printed picture books to the children in our lives. I wish I could tell you what being read to, nestled in my mother's arms, meant to me, but I didn't have that kind of mom.
If you have (or know of) a child who is gluten-free, you might know how hard it can be for kids to cope with their dietary restrictions. Thankfully, there are ways to make it easier on your child.
Originally published on Kirkus. For the full list of the Best Picture Books of 2015, click here. ...