Posts Tagged ‘children’s books’

Maurice Sendak


It’s terrible that it’s taken the death of Maurice Sendak to make me post again. I do have a lot to post about, but it’s been a tough year in some ways: illness and the work of day to day living make it easy to forget to do the things we love. I’ll try to […]

I’m fascinated by the chapter in The Graveyard Book on the Dance Macabre: what does it mean in the context of the book and why did Neil Gaiman include it?. I’d also like to just comment briefly on the way the book ends. Chapter 5, the middle of the book, begins after Bod has been […]

It’s hard to find something new to say about this wonderful, but I’ll try. The Graveyard Book was published in September of 2008 and has won, among other things, the 2009 Hugo and Newbery Awards. It was, of course, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. In an interview with the Scottish Book […]



Instructions is a picture book I’d love to love. It’s by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess, both of whom are wonderful. I looked at Coraline here, here and here. I loved The Graveyard Book and I’m tempted to post on why I love it. (I also love his adult stuff like American Gods, […]

I posted yesterday about Lois Lowry’s The Birthday Ball and forgot to link to my post on The Giver, so here it is. The BSBSD (bedside book stack of doom) does tend to foretell the future of these posts, and currently includes (and I’m editing out the non-kid books) Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson, The […]

Odds and Ends


I am proudly wearing my School Library Journal Battle of the Books 2010 T shirt! My goal next year will be to read all the books involved before they’re judged. Browsing Borders, I found Wild Things, by Dave Eggers. It’s a novelization of the movie Where the Wild Things Are, which he cowrote with Spike […]

Hello world!


Welcome to your first play therapy session . . . and mine. This blog is mostly about kids, kidlit, kid tv and that sort of stuff. And yes, I do have enough ADD that it’s going to wander off into literary fiction, politics and religion and families and movies and whatever, but mostly it’s about […]