Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by Shana Corey; ill. Hadley Hooper Scholastic, 2012 40 pages I know it sounds curmudgeonly, but kids don't get outside enough these days. We parents are too scared of catastrophe; kids are too enmeshed in devices (also … Continue reading Here Come the Girl Scouts!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; ill. W. W. Denslow George M. Hill Company, 1900 280 pages (Numerous contemporary editions are available, including a beautiful centennial edition issued by HarperCollins and an annotated edition issued by Norton.) MGM's 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is so ubiquitous--such a cornerstone of American pop … Continue reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace; ill. by Lois Lenski Thomas Y. Crowell, 1940 113 pages As the parent of a school-age child, I'm all too aware that bullying is a hot topic. My daughter's school handbook has a section on bullying (they call it "harassment" or "assault," depending on circumstances). The parenting blogs I read … Continue reading Betsy-Tacy