Read On!

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

Archive for January, 2015



There are many intriguing books about art and artists that open up new possibilities for children and young adults. The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary Grandpre (Knopf, 2014) is a picture book biography that examines the life and passion of Vasya Kandinsky. When Vasya’s aunt gave him a paint box as […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Our school celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with a day of service. It is always a challenge to explain the events that surrounded his life and death to students of different ages. The middle school students examine the injustices in our society. Our younger children grasp that he was a great man who fought […]

Thank You, Norman Bridwell


Clifford the Big Red Dog was first published in 1963 by Scholastic, and it has remained in publication ever since. Numerous other Clifford titles have joined this first treasure written by Norman Bridwell. The beloved author passed away in December 2014. When Bridwell talked about his school years in a Scholastic interview, he said, “I […]

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