A child and his or her father go out at night, in the deep winter woods near their farm, to see if they can spot any owls. John Shoenherr’s wintery, realistic illustrations are so exquisitely moonlit and lovely, and the story is so profoundly quiet
Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books for kids have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Her latest picture book, Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish, is a great back-to-school (and any
In case you're looking for some new books to spice up your "Books that Celebrate Hanukkah" collection, here are two titles that we think you'll love reading (and cooking with) as you celebrate the Festival of Lights.
We’re very happy at TCBR to unveil our first installment of a new monthly column called Five Family Favorites by leading family, parenting, and book savvy bloggers. To kick-off our first FFF, we give you the lovely Catherine Newman of Ben and Birdy fame. Catherine is author of the award-winning memoir Waiting for Birdy and a frequent contributor to many anthologies including Crush and Because I Love Her. She is also editor of ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families. We’re thrilled to share her family’s all-time favorite books. Enjoy!
Known as the “Hans Christian Andersen of America,” Jane Yolen has written over 300 books including Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal. She has also been awarded the Regina Medal, the Kerlan Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Society of Children’s Book Writers Award, the Mythopoetic Society’s Aslan Award, the Christopher Medal, the Boy’s Club Jr. Book Award, the Garden State Children’s Book Award, the Daedalus Award, a number of Parents’ Choice Magazine Awards, and many more. A devoted mother and grandmother, she lives four months of the year in St. Andrews, Scotland and the rest at her home in Massachusetts.
It’s such a pleasure to introduce children to new subjects, such as dance, through literature. Watching them discover a new love for learning about a topic they’ve yet to explore is pure joy. These books will open a ballroom door to the world of dance in its wide variety of forms, from the gypsies who migrated from India to Spain to the prima ballerina who dedicates her life to her craft.