After an exhausting wait, you can finally learn about my reading habits in this interview with Shelf Awareness.
Published by Chronicle Books. In bookstores now, and available everywhere online including on Indiebound.
Written by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Worth Van Clief, published by Atheneum BFYR in 2017. You can buy your copy on Indiebound here.
“Such a lovely, irreverent illustrated ode to books and why we read.” –Brain Pickings
“An affirmation of the transformative power of reading.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A book about learning to read. offers gentle empathy for kids tackling this intimidating task.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Sweet, profound book… pays a sneaky tribute to the power of words and pictures to work together. Brilliant endpapers.” –The New York Times
“Effectively demonstrates the magic of reading and the power of imagination.” –School Library Journal, starred review
“Read. Share. Repeat. This one is a joy.” –Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews
Here is a small selection of children’s books that I personally find helpful and perhaps hope-inducing without trying to hammer a moral lesson into your head, which could be not only painful but counter-productive.
(The links are to Indiebound.org, but of course you can find or order these books at any other bookstore or library.)
Grasshopper on the Road
Little Blue and Little Yellow
Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak
Jo Hoestlandt and Joanna Kang
Star of Fear, Star of Hope
Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear
Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson
The Carrot Seed
Amos & Boris