With so many of our neighborhood bookstores closing, it can be hard to find great recommendations for new children's books. Our librarians are great, of course, but sometimes it's nice to have a different perspective, a different opinion, a different passion when it comes to books for our children. Sure, we can browse on a big book website, but that's not the same thing as getting the opinion of someone who truly loves children's literature and devotes time to finding the gems, the books that are sure to spark our kids' imaginations.
And that's where the internet comes in. Our neighborhood book gathering places may be disappearing, but we can find virtual ones. Here are a few devoted kid lit readers whom we regularly trust to find the new and wonderful.
When I was expecting my first child, some friends threw me a baby shower. But it wasn’t your typical shower of baby clothes and blankets. Instead, it was a baby book shower. Each friend chose a favorite book for our baby to be, and that was the ... read more
Professors at universities have spent a lot of time arguing over “the classics.” Which books get to be a part of that lofty category? Which books should all liberal arts students read before they graduate from college? Rivers of in... read more