I am always on the lookout for websites with good children’s stories, and here is an excellent site that I have found with stories from Japan, translated into English. The stories are cute in and of themselves, and by looking at the themes that repeat most often one gets a sense of what life lessons are most important to the Japanese. Read more
I remember reading and rereading A Apple Pie when I was a little girl, and I recently went looking to see if I could find a copy for my kids. Whilst looking for it, I discovered that the author-illustrator, Kate Greenaway was one of the most influential children’s book illustrators of the 19th century.
Have you ever tried to do something other people said was impossible, and then had to struggle through setback after setback? Jack and his quest to bring a fine gift for the princess’s birthday party is just such a story.
When I was little, I remember being so excited about the approach of Christmas that I could barely contain the anticipation. Christmas is also my birthday, so it was like a double helping of expectation. Here is a book review and author interview for a book that helps spread the fun of expectation, “Ten Days Till Christmas.” Read more