June 19, 2019

What's the difference? Julie Morgenstern says:

"When you’re teaching, you’re bringing your child into the adult world, and they are the student of you. When you’re relating, you enter your child’s world, and you become the student of the child. Relating involves spendin...

"...time for a smackerel of something..." 

I was delighted to receive this book nomination for THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER because it was one of the books that I loved most as a child. It is a terrific read aloud for a broad age range, and also stands up when you can...

November 8, 2018

"Little Pumpkin scoots so fast

Little Pumpkin's grandma

has to run like anything

just to catch that baby up."

Meet charming Little Guy, Little Pumpkin and 

Little Bird in Williams' Caldecott Honor Book winner, More More More Said the Baby. 

Three little stories abo...

August 3, 2018

"Here’s the truth, friends: Raising readers is not an

easy task.

Consider one recent episode in the Lawhon household…

"Me: “Boys, what are the Reading Rules?”
Boy #1 (twelve-year-old): “No talking while you read.”
Boy #2 (eleven-year-old): “No asking questions until you’r...

July 9, 2018

"When Martha saw George's lovely new golden

tooth, she was very happy. "George!" she

exclaimed, "You look so handsome and distinguished

with your new tooth!"

And George was happy too. "That's what friends

are for," he said. "They always look on the bright

side and they a...