Read On!

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

Archive for December, 2019

Season’s Readings


A special book that celebrates the holiday season is The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel, illustrated by Jim LaMarche (Random House, 2011). While this picture book is a work of fiction, it is based on facts about the tree at Rockefeller Center. Construction workers who were digging the foundation for the project in New York […]

Mister Rogers


My name is Mister Rogers. I’m glad that you are near. You’ve made this day a special day By just your being here. – From the opening song of the Canadian show Misterogers, the precursor of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers – Lyrics by Fred Rogers, […]

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