Category: Books

Wednesday Roll Call: Zinnia

Meet Zinnia. She is everything the flower is that shares her name:  unique, lovely, bright, popular and resilient.  I first met Zinnia when she was in Kindergarten; she played “Alvin” in the performance of the well-known, “Alvin and the Chipmunks” …

The Art of Nidhi Chanani

I first discovered the darling illustrations of Nidhi Chanani, here and was immediately taken by their endearing, Disney-esque quality. Born in Calcutta and currently residing in San Francisco, Nidhi Chanani clearly has a story to tell.  I can’t quite explain …

Bonjour, Camille

I fell in love with this charming little book when I first saw it on the lovely Petite Alma blog and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on it ever since. On Sunday mornings, as soon as the sun …

March Author Study: Oliver Jeffers

As delightful as Spring Break was, it certainly made March feel somewhat nonexistent this year.  Despite the abbreviated author study that also ensued as a result, Oliver Jeffers has made a huge and lasting impression on us. His books are …

On Strike

In our case, here’s hoping the “ultimatum” comes in the form of a negotiated settlement. (images: 1, 2, 3, 4)

February Author Study: Marie-Louise Gay

With that fiery red hair, she blissfully blazes her way through the world with imagination, courage and sheer joy. Thanks to author and illustrator, Marie-Louise Gay, we’re really enjoying reading about Stella, her brother Sam, and many other charming and …