3 Bouncy Board Books for Active Babies

Boats Float by Rebecca Glaser – Simple sentences sit on the side of crisp photographs of boats. They are matched with bold and effective action words, some are also onomatopoeia words. Whoosh! Splash! The bright colors and visible action of

3 Bouncy Board Books for Active Babies

Boats Float by Rebecca Glaser – Simple sentences sit on the side of crisp photographs of boats. They are matched with bold and effective action words, some are also onomatopoeia words. Whoosh! Splash! The bright colors and visible action of

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Update #2 on My Season of David Foster Wallace: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”

My season of David Foster Wallace continues with a dive into his collection of Essays and Arguments, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. As expected, each essay is packed with humor, philosophy, fabulous vocabulary and an undertone of

Update #2 on My Season of David Foster Wallace: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”

My season of David Foster Wallace continues with a dive into his collection of Essays and Arguments, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. As expected, each essay is packed with humor, philosophy, fabulous vocabulary and an undertone of

New Orleans Slaps, Wheat pastes and Sundry Street Art

Took a quick spin through New Orleans on the last few days of March and saw art and slaps along the way. Primarily found in Bywater. The keyboard and quote are trademarks of artist WRDSMTH. I few pieces by this

New Orleans Slaps, Wheat pastes and Sundry Street Art

Took a quick spin through New Orleans on the last few days of March and saw art and slaps along the way. Primarily found in Bywater. The keyboard and quote are trademarks of artist WRDSMTH. I few pieces by this

3 New Picture Books Teach Courage, Independent Spirit, and Gratitude

This is It is written and illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley and is about a little girl who is scared to audition for a dance studio, but gives herself a pep talk and conquers her fears. It has simple but memorable

3 New Picture Books Teach Courage, Independent Spirit, and Gratitude

This is It is written and illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley and is about a little girl who is scared to audition for a dance studio, but gives herself a pep talk and conquers her fears. It has simple but memorable

“The Sun is Also a Star” Begs for a Second Read

Nicola Yoon begins her young adult novel, The Sun is Also a Star with an explanation of Carl Sagan’s theory that to create an apple pie, you must first invent the universe. Science and math play a consistent role in

“The Sun is Also a Star” Begs for a Second Read

Nicola Yoon begins her young adult novel, The Sun is Also a Star with an explanation of Carl Sagan’s theory that to create an apple pie, you must first invent the universe. Science and math play a consistent role in