It’s summertime with its big bowl of a blue sky. Outside becomes another room, with open fields and the whir and buzz of bugs and baseball, and the voice of the water and the touch of sand.
Day One of summer, my son asks, “Now what?”
Video courtesy of rifweb: Once upon a time it would have been a far-fetched story to see the Big Bad Wolf co-piloting Little Red’s convertible, or the landlocked Three Bears crossing paths with the sea-faring Captain Ahab. But like all good stories it takes a liberal supply of imagination, a heroic cast of characters and an urgent mission to make the unbelievable, believable. This video takes you behind the scenes of the campaign to show you how the magic was made.
We’re very pleased to share Caroline Grant’sFive Family Favorites with you. We’ve been reading her delightful food stories and recipes on her blog Learning to Eat for years. And we’re eagerly awaiting the forthcoming book based on it, The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat. Caroline is editor-in- chief of Literary Mama, a fantastic magazine and resource for mothers to return to for inspiration. She’s also the editor of another fascinating anthology Mama, PhD. Thanks to Caroline and her family for sharing their favorite books with us. They have made us hungry for more!
Father’s Day is almost upon us. Why not celebrate by reading a few books about the proud papas who brighten our days? So snuggle up with your little ones and thank your lucky stars for the doting fathers in their lives.
Alan Lawrence Sitomer is a nationally renowned speaker and was California’s Teacher of the Year in 2007. He is also the author of multiple works for young readers. Just in time for Father's Day, Alan talks to TCBR about his newest picture book Daddies Do