Last month, I mentioned reading Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, The Milk. I can hardly claim to be a trend-setter, as it came out in 2013, but it was new to me, and reminded me of a whole host of other "Funny + Charming Books for Children Age 6-10" which I catalogued here. NOW, for the awesome … Continue reading Fortunately, The Milk Coming to the Screen!
In perusing the children's non-fiction shelves earlier this week, I discovered a new press imprint called Wide Eyed Editions. They publish gorgeous, full-color, large-scale children's non-fiction picture books out of The Quatro Group. Their books are too beautiful not to be known worldwide, or at least, featured in a blog post.
By a show of hands, who is tired of reading books where everything is pink and sparkly and lacy and fairy-y and princess-y and magic-y but have absolutely no real substance of any kind in them?
Today, I had the pleasure of reading Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, The Milk for the first time and laughed out loud, particularly at this line: "We have spoons. Spoons are excellent. Sort of like forks, only not as stabby." -pg. 6 It reminded me of a whole host of books that are equally delightful in their … Continue reading Funny + Charming Books for Children Age 6-10
At long last! The day has arrived! Gail Carriger's third book in her Finishing School series, Waistcoats & Weaponry is out! Watch this series music video to see how amazing this Victorian steampunk young adult series about a girl at a spy finishing school in a floating dirigible is: And now, on to the book … Continue reading New Release: Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
I'm an unabashed fan of Jennifer E. Smith. I say unabashed because she doesn't write what I typically read, and sometimes when I read things outside of my norm, I feel like I have to justify them. Luckily for me, these books can stand on their own two feet. First and foremost, the author is … Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
I saw this floating around Facebook today. First, just in case you're confused about what those seven places are, here's a brief intro: Narnia: From The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. A seven-book series best known for the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which, though read first by most people, is … Continue reading Hardest. Decision. EVER: Which fantasy land would you travel to?
I posted this picture yesterday on Facebook for May Day because I'm a children's book fanatic: And then The Bloggess made my life SO much better by linking to this picture instead: Click on the link to see the rest of the "Classic Children's Books Written for Adults".
The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog, hosts a weekly top ten list meme. I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey