Read On!

Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for September, 2012



It is always great fun to pair books to share with our students, and two of our new books go together perfectly. Steve Jenkins’ books (Actual Size and Sisters and Brothers to name just two) are great favorites with children and adults. One of his newest creations can be added to the list of highly […]

Our President’s Home


Suzanne Slade teamed up with Rebecca Bond to produce The House That George Built (Charlesbridge, 2012), a non-fiction picture book about the White House. The author narrates the plans and building of the White House in two-page spreads. On the left-hand page, she writes historical information about George Washington’s decisions in building this special home. […]

Thank You Margaret Mahy


Margaret Mahy (1936-2012)       Thank you for sharing your imagination in your writing.

Thank You Else Minarik


  Else Holmelund Minarik (1920-2012)       Thank you for Little Bear.

Thank You Donald Sobol


  Donald J. Sobol (1924-2012)       Thank you for Encyclopedia Brown.

Anne Frank


This year is the 65th anniversary of the publication of the diary of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who perished in the Holocaust during World War II. It is also the 70th anniversary of The Diary of a Young Girl being translated into English. Otto Frank was given the diary in 1945 by Miep […]

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