More Than A Princess

E.D. Baker, the author who brought us the beloved Frog Princess series as well as The Wide Awake Princess, is back with a new series featuring an intelligent, headstrong, and kind princess (Bloomsbury Press, November 6, 2018) More Than a Princess introduces readers to Aislin of Eliasind. Aislin is half-fairy and half-pedrasi, a new being … Continue reading More Than A Princess

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School For Girls

Who hasn't been curious about the world of spies? And how cool would it be if you found out that the boarding school you've been sent to is actually a secret spy school? Some kids want to go to school to be witches and wizards, some are more intrigued by the notion of being a … Continue reading Mrs. Smith’s Spy School For Girls

Bridging the Gap and Amal Unbound

I recently discovered a really wonderful podcast called "Lifelines: Books that Bridge the Divide." Hosts Ann Braden and Saadia Faruqi aim to "share conversations with librarians, educators, and readers about the children’s books that can be bridges across our cultural divides…the books that can open minds and the books that can be the lifeline a … Continue reading Bridging the Gap and Amal Unbound

Thinking Outside of the Box with Goldie Blox

Getting girls excited by STEAM projects is incredibly popular right now. So we were very excited when the GoldieBlox team came out with their first chapter book for young girls this past May. I immediately purchased the first one for my daughter and she loved it. While she is a complete fashionista, E is also … Continue reading Thinking Outside of the Box with Goldie Blox

Little Red & the Very Hungry Lion

A few years ago I wrote a post called "The Various Tales of Little Red Riding Hood" about retellings of the well known story. It actually gets the most hits of any blog post that I've written. While I'm not on the hunt for more stories about the crimson clad kid, if a great story … Continue reading Little Red & the Very Hungry Lion

An Interview with Queen Girls

This spring, Queen Girls Publications will be distributing their first picture book featuring brand new fairy tales based on real women. The concept behind their books is to give girls a positive view of life and help them envision their dreams as possible. This is the reason  their stories are based on real women. As … Continue reading An Interview with Queen Girls

A Far Cry from a Damsel in Distress

We read a lot of princess stories. I've been surrounded by princesses and fairies for years. But we have always done a pretty good job of bringing non-traditional princesses into our mix. I always enjoy reading other people's lists of books, so I try to create them myself (when time allows). I've been putting this … Continue reading A Far Cry from a Damsel in Distress