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Christmas presents 2013

Here it is, my annual holiday gift round-up. As usual, no pictures — don’t want the kids peeking anything from across the room. This list isn’t quite complete. I’m a little bit using it to figure out what else I need. Though we are being real hammers this year about not getting too much. Our [...]

New Review: MOONDAY by Adam Rex

Anyone who knows me knows what huge Adam Rex fans we are here. We read everything he has any part in (just the other day we were reading his discarded to-do lists for a bedtime story) (not really) (but we would if we could). So I was so glad that Adam somehow managed to schedule [...]

New Review on Brain Burps: How to Be a Cat

This week on Brain Burps About Books I review How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure. I am so in love with the cut paper illustrations in this book, the simple text, the use of white space, and the cats’ expressions most of all. This book is gorgeous. You can hear my review on [...]

These are the consequences of diminished electronic usage

So, remember how I was hollering with love for Matthew Cordell’s HELLO! HELLO! last month? I have given this book to people, forced it on people, talked about how much I love it. But you know what happens when you turn off electronic devices? I’ll tell you. Your kids have no idea how electronic devices [...]

Little Free Library in the News!

Our Little Free Library has been getting some press! Telly Halkias wrote an opinion piece in the Portland Press Herald. The local free paper, The Sentry, featured us in a great article. And the fabulous Carter Higgins wrote about us on Design Mom! Thanks so much to all our supporters! Stop on by and I’ll [...]

Little Free Library

Do you know about Little Free Library? The first time I heard about it, I had an immediate dream to have a Little Free Library of my own. The problem is that we have a house we’re constantly tearing apart, and four kids hanging from us needing some sort of parenting, and all those other [...]

Happy Birthday, Zuzu!

Today we fete Zuzu, who is now 4 (and also celebrate this fun brief time when, until August, we have kids who are 2, 4, 6, and 8 years old). We are making cherry cupcakes today, since apparently cherry cupcakes mean birthday. For her birthday dinner she requested: meatballs broccoli, for the people who want [...]

Book movers

Annoying thing that toddlers and preschoolers do: “We are playing house,” says Zuzu. I won’t even get into what this means for how they think I do my housekeeping. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Book+movers’; addthis_pub = ”;

Jonah Lehrer, and me!

Jonah Lehrer and I are on Brain Burps About Books today! Ok, ok, so we’re not on at the same time: Katie is interviewing Jonah Lehrer (author of Imagine: How Creativity Works), and (separately) I do a review of Nursery Rhyme Comics. I do think it’s perfect that Katie picked this review out of the [...]

New Review on Brain Burps: Same, Same but Different

Check out the Brain Burps About Books podcast today to hear my review of Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw. I so, so love this story of pen pals, one in the U.S., and one in India. They compare and contrast their lives and cultures, and realize that they’re not all that different, [...]

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