The stories we need most in our day and age are ones of compassion and sustainability. Kate, Who Tamed the Wind is one of those stories. It raises great talking points about resourcefulness, friendship, and the gift of the environment. Young Kate hears the cry for help from the old man at the top of Continue reading
Publishers have set out suggested reading categories that are set up more towards marketing than an individual reading experience. Based on our experience we have adjusted the age ranges to better represent what works for the children we have served over the years! Here is a quick look at our categories.
If you have a quiet, introspective child, this book is perfect! The story follows a solitary man who lives on a high spot by the ocean. His job is to uncork bottles that wash up on shore and retrieve the message inside. Most importantly, he figures out who the message is for and sets off Continue reading
The folk of the hundred acre wood had such a lasting effect on us, that 90 years later, a handful of writers decided to revisit it and create amusing new stories featuring our beloved Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl. In The Best Bear in All the World, renowned illustrator Continue reading
There is always more than one side to every argument. So, if you or your child 😉 are having trouble settling a conversation, Amy Rosenthal has created a book that can help do just that! Utilizing the century old duck-rabbit illusion, Tom Lichtenheld and Rosenthal have created a visual narrative that is humorous as well Continue reading
If you don’t know Elsa Schiaparelli, Bloom is the perfect way to discover her. Elsa was a fashion designer who defied the idea of the day (1920’s) that women’s fashion had to be plain and unassuming. Our featured book for best books for Ages 6 to 8 is Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Continue reading
In celebration of Independence Day, we are featuring I AM George Washington and I AM Abraham Lincoln. Both these men have led the charge to change during their time. Washington had the courage to do what had not been done before, and Lincoln spoke up for others!
The best books take you on a journey and change your life a little bit! Our featured book for best books for Ages 4 to 7 is The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton that manages to tug at the heart-strings by doing just that – we follow the journey of a personifying little family Continue reading
Part of being a parent is to make decisions and a lot of those decisions will impact the kind of an adult your child will grow into. Do we sign him up for afterschool math classes? Do we give her swimming lessons? Was that afterschool arts class worth it? Do they really need another Continue reading
Reading doesn’t begin and end with words. Therapists and Educators use visual-only aids to elicit responses from pre-readers, reluctant, or struggling readers. However, with the climbing popularity of the wordless picture book, the genre has been opened up to more than just the beginners. Artist and illustrators have begun to use sequential images to build Continue reading