The Midnight Ball feels like stepping inside a fairy tale. There’s something about pen-and-ink drawings that are an invitation.
Quantum physics, fairy tales, climate change thrillers, & original tales from her own imagination: it’s Sara Barkat’s ‘The Shivering Ground’!
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.
How do we develop empathy? By reading fiction—generously. This month we focus on older characters in a novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
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.
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.
Let’s get all up in our feelings with Llama LLama, off to school without his mama. Join us for an Anna Dewdney Children’s Book Club.
Some books bear up under rereading generously, like Charlote Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.” Especially with sacred reading.
Read a fractured fairy tale about the three little pigs — from the wolf’s perspective. He was framed. (Wolf’s honor.)
Why do we read violent stories? In this month’s Reading Generously column, Megan Willome reads Cormac McCarthy and Angie Thomas.
Meet best friends, Frog and Toad, in the award-winning ‘Frog and Toad Are Friends’ series by Arnold Lobel. Join us for Children’s Book Club!
For pride month we read Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.” Join our YA Children’s Book Club.
As we begin to leave our pandemic cocoons, we’re contemplating the meaning of life while reading generously ‘Death Wins a Goldfish.’
What do you do when the tap goes dry? Join our Children’s Book Club for a YA climate change thriller, “Dry.”
Why learn nursery rhymes? For the jokes! Join our Children’s Book Club as we read “And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon.”
For February’s Reading Generously column, we share stories by Black authors. Fiction, poetry, and plays, oh my!
How do you keep reading generously when you don’t like a story? Megan Willome says writing a poem may help.
Read “Katie and the Big Snow” by Virginia Lee Burton, a story of a snow plow named Katie that makes life a little easier during a crisis.
This month our book review column becomes Reading Generously. We begin with Saeed Jones’ open-handed memoir.
All the Grinch wanted for Christmas was singing. He just didn’t know it. We discuss the magic of song in our holiday Children’s Book Club.