Classics


Growing Up: the Langton Quartet
Susan Reibel Moore | May 25 2016 | comment  
A growing up saga with powerful familial influences.

Why helicopter parents need to read ‘The Trumpet of the Swan’
Stephanie Cohen | May 15 2016 | comment  
Sometimes even parents are in need of redemption.

Growing Up: Tevye and the Jews
Susan Reibel Moore | Apr 18 2016 | comment  
The best reason to marry someone is love.

Growing Up: Little Women
Susan Reibel Moore | Apr 13 2016 | comment  
The first in a series of articles about coming of age books.

Literature’s famous homes
Joanna Roughton | Mar 4 2016 | comment  
It can be hard to find a really happy home in classic novels.

Caldecott winner pays tribute to beloved children’s book character
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 23 2016 | comment  
The story of the bear that inspired A.A. Milne.

Classic children’s book elicits ambivalent reaction
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 29 2015 | comment  
Should reviewers ignore personal taste?

The man behind the award
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 26 2015 | comment  
Randolph Caldecott's illustrations have provided inspiration for hundreds of children's picture books.

Beloved author continues to enchant young readers
Jane Fagan | Oct 30 2014 | comment  
Imaginative characters never go out of style.

Witness to murder
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 12 2014 | comment  
Can twelve-year-old Smith uncover the murderers' motives before becoming the next victim?

Does gender matter?
Jane Fagan | Jun 13 2014 | comment  
Is inclusive language necessary in children's literature?

The worst thing about summer vacation
Jennifer Minicus | May 19 2014 | comment  
The dreaded required reading list.

Is there truth behind this legend?
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 10 2014 | comment  
A possible origin of the Hungarian people.

Should young ladies know how to swim?
Jennifer Minicus | Dec 9 2013 | comment  
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.

A story that tugs at the heart
Jane Fagan | Oct 3 2013 | comment  
A classic read-aloud for younger children.

War pits brother against brother
Jennifer Minicus | Aug 22 2013 | comment  
An award winning book about the American Civil War.

A Treasured Classic Revisited
Tim Golden | Jun 16 2013 | comment  
A fitting conclusion to the trials of Mister Toad.

Books of innocence and experience
Clare Cannon | Jun 13 2013 | comment  
Why are so many adults reading young adult literature? It used to be the other way around.

A “Must Have” for Every Child’s Personal Library
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 29 2013 | comment  
An absolutely charming collection of stories from the woman who wrote the lyrics to "Morning Has Broken."

The Adventures of Richard Hannay
Tim Golden | Apr 16 2013 | comment  
A quintessential spy story.

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