HIDDEN HOPE HOW A TOY AND A HERO SAVED LIVES DURING THE HOLOCAUST By Elisa Boxer Illustrator Amy June Bates Picture Book, Nonfiction, 2023 Abrams Books for Young Readers World War II, France, Resistance That attractive teenage girl on the cover is clutching a wooden duck toy. Doesn’t that strike you as odd?… Read more »
Packing for Hurricane Ian? Include Books.
Nothing about this short post is meant to make light of the very dangerous, potentially deadly impact of HURRICANE IAN heading toward Florida. Those likely to be most affected have prepared “go bags”, shutters, escape plans, etc. Take good care, everyone, to ready those essentials first. But if there are children within your planning circle,… Read more »
Some News, and Catching Up!
As we reach the second half of the short month of February, I’m belatedly poking my head above ground to apologize for my absence in recent months. Some intense personal demands occupied my full attention since early Fall. I’m overdue on newsletters, blog posts, and reviews. The good news is that there has been some… Read more »
Blogs Welcome IS IT OVER?
On July 6, launch day, our picture book was welcomed to the world, virtually. with a book-birthday-blast on the blog of prolific and generous author, Vivian Kirkfield. She graciously featured IS IT OVER? with a brief note from me, then added simple introductions to illustrator Rebecca S. Hirsch and me, and is hosting a randomized… Read more »
Dads: A Special Picture Book
I’m sharing this remarkable photographic picture book a bit late, since it published more than a year ago. And yet it is exactly the right time. Fathers’ Day is just around the corner. This collaboration between succinct writer John Coy and gifted photographer Wing Young Huie is a homage to the purest, simplest ways in… Read more »