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Peter Rabbit @ Easter

An appreciation of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit on his 100th Birthday (from the Los Angeles Times)

22. March 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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The Little Red Hen

Three recent picture-book versions of the story where subtle differences appear in the conclusions (from Parents’ Choice) 

19. March 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Discovering Michael Sowa

Children’s books with the surrealism of Magritte’s paintings, only funnier (from Parents’ Choice)

17. February 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Whale Watching

When we could, say, be squirrel-watching or cow-watching, why are we especially drawn to–of all God’s creatures–the whale? 

04. January 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

”If you go out in the woods today. . . .” (from the New York Times Book Review)

30. December 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Origami with Kids: A Day with Robert J. Lang

” Youngsters interested in bugs, computers, math and Rubik’s cubes should be introduced to origami.”  (from Parents’ Choice)

11. November 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Goth Movies, Teen Dreams, & Fairy Tales: “Beastly” and “Red Riding Hood”

Hollywood on Teens: Boys prefer empowering metro realism, Girls high fantasy and better costumes (from Parents’ Choice) 

28. October 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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William Steig: Shrek & Co.

He was a kid all his life. As Steig himself insisted: “For some reason, I’ve never felt grown up.” (from Parents’ Choice)

06. September 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

A hard-drinking sportswoman and friends with Ernest Hemingway Continue reading

08. August 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Adventures of Mickey Mouse (50th Birthday Edition)

 When the mouse in white gloves was heroic and gratuitously cruel, helped pay a widow’s mortgage, and knocked out some bomb-throwing revolutionaries (from the New York Times Book Review)

30. July 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Cowboys & Cowgirls

Mamas, Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys and Cowgirls

12. May 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Hitch Your Wagon to a Star: Recent Children Books

Shaun Tan, Aldous Huxley, Charlie Russell, Diego Rivera May is the month for commencement speeches where, typically, graduates are encouraged to “Hitch their wagon to a star.” While those words are meant to inspire ambition, I want to hijack that … Continue reading

12. May 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Nursery Rhymes

For no other reason than they are delightful  

30. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Board Books (for Babies)

“If it were a vehicle, the board book would be a tank or an armored personnel carrier.”

29. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Fables: Aesop

Why Aesop’s Fables should be the one literary work sent to outer space to represent us

27. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Mother Goose

“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep,”  “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Boy Blue”… (from the New York Times Book Review)

23. March 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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“I, Chihuahua”: the Skippyjon Jones Books

Ten miles from California’s border with Mexico, a new craze is spreading among the students at the Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School. Enthusiasm for Pokémon is fading, and Hello Kitty is also on the wane. Judy Schachner’s “Skippyjon Jones” … Continue reading

04. March 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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