Category: books

Picturing Books: Quiet

What’s interesting about Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska’s The Quiet Book is its message that it is okay not to say anything when something is wrong. Often books targeted to young readers promote talking about your feelings and explore ways…

Picturing Books: Red Fish

Tae Eun Yoo’s The Little Red Fish is pretty story about a boy’s fantasy adventure in a library. It seemed like quite an ordinary book at first until the near the end where the worded narrative ends and you are…

The New York Love Story

Where Paris is the “City of Love and Light,” New York is the “City of Lighted Love Stories” – which in my opinion makes it a far more interesting place to live. Think of that old uncle or  grandparent who…

Where the Dog Star Never Glows

  Tara’s Dog Star stories make me think of Morrissey crooning: I am human and I need to belong just like everyone else does – especially “Say Bridgitte Please.” It involves a high school girl misidentifying her natural need to…