Children’s Classics: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

I wasn’t sure what I was going to blog about for this month’s Children’s Classics carnival @ 5 Minutes For Books. But as I finished reading The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe last night it occurred to me that it was both a children’s book and a classic – it was simply a slightly older read than the things I’m reading to my own … Continue reading Children’s Classics: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Children's Classics: Caldecott Winners: Where The Wild Things Are

This month’s Children’s Classics carnival theme is Caldecott Medal Winners, which are awarded primarily based on the art within the book. I actually never knew that and I think it’s a really cool distinction, as opposed to most literary awards. Are there any children’s books you favor for their pictures especially? I took a glance through the list of past Caldecott winners and recognized a … Continue reading Children's Classics: Caldecott Winners: Where The Wild Things Are

Children’s Classics: Newbery Medal Favorites

The big topic at 5 Minutes for Books this week is Newbery Medal winners. Have you read many of the books that have won a Newbery Medal? Do awards influence which books you will or won’t read? I think for the more official awards like the Newbery or Caldecott – or even the NYT bestsellers, having that recognition would definitely influence me to read a … Continue reading Children’s Classics: Newbery Medal Favorites

Children’s Classics: on the wasted potential of my youth

I think I may have mentioned I love to read, and have loved reading since I was a young child. I may have mentioned my grandmother taking me to the local library, lying to me about the book limit that there wasn’t, and consequently me taking out 17 books at a time for years for no reason… Plowing through 17 books at a go, several … Continue reading Children’s Classics: on the wasted potential of my youth