Katherine Paterson – part 7 of my series on Third Culture Kids children’s authors

Katherine Paterson - Part 7 in the series on third culture kid children’s authors Today, I’m continuing my series on third culture kid children’s authors. If you have not read my previous posts in this series, here are the TCK authors I’ve blogged about so far - you can scroll back through my older posts … Continue reading Katherine Paterson – part 7 of my series on Third Culture Kids children’s authors

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Bloomability- a book review

Bloomability by Sharon Creech Sharon Creech (born July 29, 1945) is an American writer of children’s books. Sharon has written over 20 books for children and young adults. She is the first writer to win both the American Newbery Award (for Walk Two Moons) and the British *Carnegie Medal (Ruby Holler). *note: The Carnegie Medal … Continue reading Bloomability- a book review

Alice Dalgliesh – Part 6 of the Third Culture Kid Children’s Authors

Alice Dalgliesh - Part 6 in my series on Third Culture Kids children’s book authors To continue (or get back to - I should say) my series on Third Culture Kid children’s authors, I would like to introduce you to Alice Dalgliesh (October 7, 1893 – June 11, 1979). If you use Sonlight Curriculum, you … Continue reading Alice Dalgliesh – Part 6 of the Third Culture Kid Children’s Authors

Jean Little – Part 3 in my series on third Culture kids Children’s authors

Jean Little - Part 3 of the series on Third Culture Kids authors After reading about Jean Little's childhood and early adulthood, in her autobiography, Little by Little, as well as reading a selection of her children's books, I have become very fond of Jean. If you asked me today, what author I would love … Continue reading Jean Little – Part 3 in my series on third Culture kids Children’s authors

Mikis and the Donkey by Tak – a book review

Mikis and the Donkey by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman - a book review I sat down and read this book in one sitting. It's hard to put down - not because it's an edge-of-your-seat adventure or a nail-biting suspense but because of the simplicity of the story. In this short novel, the … Continue reading Mikis and the Donkey by Tak – a book review

Rickshaw Girl and Tiger Boy – Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins A friend of mine in Romania recently mentioned these books by Mitali Perkins to me - I had previously read Bamboo People by her and loved it, so I checked these two books: Rickshaw Girl (2008) and Tiger Boy (2015) from the library. I devoured Rickshaw Girl in one sitting, and read Tiger Boy … Continue reading Rickshaw Girl and Tiger Boy – Mitali Perkins

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

  On April 12, Beverly Cleary, famous children's author, turns 100! Three of her most popular works are Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle.  There are also more than 40 Cleary titles in print.    Her most serious book Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Award in 1984. It tells the … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

The War That Saved My Life – 16 children’s books about World War II

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley I just read this amazing 2016 Newbery Honor book and I highly recommend it. It was a book that kept me reading late into the night. If you are reading it to a child, it will be one of those "one more chapter, pleeeassse" kind … Continue reading The War That Saved My Life – 16 children’s books about World War II