Deborah Hopkinson “Steamboat School” (Jump At the Sun, 2016)
In Steamboat School (Jump at the Sun, 2016), an historical picture book based on true events, author Deborah Hopkinson recounts the story of Reverend John Berry Meachum’s brave act to defy an 1847 Missouri law designed to prohibit African American… Read More
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, “Growing Each Other Up: When Our Children Become Our Teachers”(U. Chicago Press, 2016)
With Growing Each Other Up: When Our Children Become Our Teachers (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot offers an intimately detailed, emotionally powerful and different perspective of the parenting experience than we are used to, showing that parents grow… Read More
Heather Shumaker, “It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids” (TarcherPerigee, 2016)
In this episode, I speak with Heather Shumaker, the author of It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids (TarcherPerigee, 2016). Her book offers advice to parents looking for new approaches to… Read More
Melissa Sweet, “Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
Readers of all ages know E. B. White’s work. Charlotte’s Web is the first book many children are read aloud. Elements of Style remains an essential reference book. Almost everyone has a favorite writing by White: his legendary essays; his… Read More
Carroll Pursell, “From Playgrounds to PlayStation: The Interaction of Technology and Play” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2015)
Carroll Pursell‘s From Playgrounds to PlayStation: The Interaction of Technology and Play (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) explores how play reflects and drives the evolution of American culture. Pursell engagingly examines the ways in which technology affects play and… Read More
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