The Holy Twins

The Holy Twins

Author: Kathleen Norris Illustrator: Tomi DePaola Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Sons   I have a big list of posts I want to do, and I’ve featured Tomie DePaola recently but today is the Feast of St. Scholastic, and one of my favorite DePaola books is his book The Holy Twinsabout the life of Sts…

Charley Harper ABCs

Charley Harper ABCs

Title: Charley Harper ABCs (Chunky Version) Illustrator: Charley Harper Publisher: AMMO Books Anyone who has a child knows: babies love to chew on books. To that end, some enterprising young executive decided to put pictures on thick cardboard slabs, so that the child doesn’t choke on paper. Whoever he was, he deserves a throne in…

Time Cat

Time Cat

Author: Lloyd Alexander Publisher: Puffin Modern Classics My mother first introduced Lloyd Alexander to my brother and one summer, in an effort to help the baby-sitter tame us. My brother loved (ney, devoured!) Alexander’s series The Chronicles of Pyridian but they never caught my fancy. I read all his histories of bold and interesting young…