Category Archives: children

Book Review: The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York

It was 1979 when I first read The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York, and I was scared to death, but I could not put the book down.  As a child, this book so captivated me that it became … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld

  Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature is a gorgeously illustrated picture book of collage and poetry that will delight both parents and children with its descriptions and illustrations of the natural world. Nicola Davies poetry describes the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dixie and the School Trip by Grace Gilman

Dixie and the School Trip by Grace Gilman is the fourth I Can Read story featuring Dixie the dog.  It is a level 1, Beginning reader has “short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beverly Cleary’s “First Love” Series

Beverly Cleary’s “First Love” series encompasses four books: Fifteen (1956); The Luckiest Girl (1958); Jean and Johnny (1959); and Sister of the Bride (1963).  As a child in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I vividly remember going to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

If you enjoy Mo Willems‘ series of pigeon books, you will continue to laugh reading The Pigeon Needs a Bath!  Despite the pigeon’s filthy appearance, it refuses to take a bath.  The pigeon makes up any excuse it can think … Continue reading

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