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Review Of “Lauren Ipsum

When I was a child, I remember reading — and loving — “The Phantom Tollbooth.” I realized that it was trying to teach me something, but the story and characters were so imaginative and delightful that I kept reading (and learning) regardless. I believe that Lauren...

Nonna Tell Me a Story

Lidia Bastianich is a popular chef who has a long running show on PBS. (Scroll down for a video with Lidia making a quick and delicious meal.) In Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia’s Christmas Kitchen, she has written the heartwarming tale of recounting her early Christmas...

I Am Amelia Earhart 

My daughters enjoy this cute, eye-opening biography, I am Amelia Earhart, about the famous aviator who set many records as a female pilot. It’s told in first person, by “Amelia” herself. The adorable illustrations are a delight, in this premium children’s book. My...

Princess Tales 

I think this is a wonderful gift for families with little girls! Princess Tales is more a theater playset than board book, and the playset is as cute as can be. The set includes a stage, backdrops, figurines, and the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping...

Flip Dolls & Other Toys

I’ve collected craft books from the 70’s at local thrift store for many years and I especially enjoy the crafts for children’s toys. I was happy to see a modern, fresh take on those vintage books in Flip Dolls & Other Toys. I loved how there were lots of simple...

Poetry For Kids: Emily Dickinson

This new series of fine poetry, for children of all ages, which features the charming and accessible poetry of the charming and talented Emily Dickinson. I love the illustrations, the fresh pen and watercolor paintings really bring each page and poem to life. The...