Have you been looking for a picture book about Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy? Little Golden Books has got you covered.
Perspective: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is a Medieval Novel
“Charlotte’s Web” a medieval novel? Join author Megan Willome as she gives a different perespective on the classic story.
Perspective: Found in Translation
Nothing is lost in translation in Maria Dahvana Headley’s contemporary rendering of “Beowulf” — backward, in high heels.
Children’s Book Club: ‘The Cat Who Saved Books’
Why save books? Because they have souls. Join our Children’s Book Club as we read Sosuke Natsukawa’s “The Cat Who Saved Books.”
Children’s Book Club: ‘The Beatryce Prophecy’ by Kate DiCamillo
In Kate DiCamillo’s “The Beatryce Prophecy,” our hero changes her story (with the help of a goat. Join us for Children’s Book Club.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Hatchet’
Put a little tough hope in your summer survival toolkit. Join us as we read “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen for this month’s Children’s Book Club.
Perspective: Character in the In-Between
Sometimes the best place to develop character is in an in between space—be it the multiverse or the bardo. Come rediscover President Lincoln.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla’
“Sing With Me” is the story of a little girl with big dreams—Selena. Join our Children’s Book Club, focusing on the picture book biography.
Perspective: A Tale As Old As Time—’Tess of the D’urbervilles’
The tale of “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” is a tale as old as time. That’s why we still need its perspective.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Babe,’ Some Pig!
There is a pig who is Some Pig, whose name is not Wilbur. It’s “Babe,” by Dick King-Smith. Join us for our Children’s Book Club.
Perspective: The Madness of Don Quixote
Madness is the coin that opens our hearts to story. Join us as we consider the madness and sanity of Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Homesick: My Own Story’ by Jean Fritz
How much of writing comes from narration? Our Children’s Book Club reads Jean Fritz’s “Homesick: My Own Story,” a Newbery Honor-winner.
Perspective: When Authors Keep Secrets
It’s one thing when a narrator keeps secrets. It’s another when an author keeps them. Join us for “The Remains of the Day.”
Poetry Prompt: Be Your Own Professor — Haiku for Understanding
Something magical can happen when you read a challenging story and then become your own professor — with a summary and haiku.
Children’s Book Club: ‘The Midnight Ball’
The Midnight Ball feels like stepping inside a fairy tale. There’s something about pen-and-ink drawings that are an invitation.
Reading Generously: Science Fiction and ‘The Shivering Ground’
Quantum physics, fairy tales, climate change thrillers, & original tales from her own imagination: it’s Sara Barkat’s ‘The Shivering Ground’!
Children’s Book Club: ‘Goodnight Star, Whoever You Are’
When a child loses someone, a story can be a helpful way to discuss grief. Jodi Meltzer’s “Goodnight Star, Whoever You Are” is one such story.
Reading Generously: Stories with Older Characters
How do we develop empathy? By reading fiction—generously. This month we focus on older characters in a novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Coraline’
Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline” is a spooky story that kids read as an adventure tale. Join us for this month’s Children’s Book Club.
Reading Generously: ‘Mildred’s Garden’—A Begin Again Story
Begin Again with a love story—”Mildred’s Garden” by Laura Boggess. Even if you don’t like romance, it’s easy to read this book generously.