Billie Jean King is a name that I remember hearing over and over as a child. She changed the face of sports as we know it and helped usher in more respect for female athletes. Granted, Title IX had happened one year prior to her historic match with Bobby Riggs, but she was like the... Continue Reading →
Why would a kind giant who helps out a village not want to be seen? "Because people are scared of things that are different. And sometimes, they're not so nice." That's what Billy's grandad tells him when he doesn't believe that the "Giant of Gableview" is real. It is a lesson that all of us... Continue Reading →
I'm not one for pranks and have never been fond of April Fool's Day, but there are a lot of people who are quite amazing at pulling off pranks. We all know someone who excels at this. I think their minds just work differently. While it isn't always funny to have a prank pulled on... Continue Reading →
A new picture book biography on Sophie Germain, a female mathematician who solved an impossible problem.
Back to school time is right around the corner for many families. My girls have actually already started. There are tons of great books about starting school and about kindergarten in general, so I'm not going to tackle that topic. But there is a part about preschool and kindergarten that kids really love - show... Continue Reading →
One of the wonderful things about Multicultural Children's Book Day is books promoting the fact that no matter where we live, we are one family. There are a number of books right now that show that families are family no matter where you are or how you are made up. I love the notion of... Continue Reading →
I love a good multi-generational story, especially when it is also a story about storytelling. I have really fond memories of my bubby (grandmother in Yiddish) telling the most outrageous stories. We thought about having her type them up, but we didn't get it done soon enough and we didn't help her do it, so... Continue Reading →
I love the idea of books that show kids that they can be whoever and whatever they like. One kid might love playing sports. Another might be a theater lover. One might want to play with trucks and another wants everything to be glittery and stylish. Friends don't have to agree on everything, as long... Continue Reading →