• The Story of Dr. Seuss

The Story of Dr. Seuss

American children’s author and illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel produced some of the most popular children’s books of all time under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Although most recognized for his vivid and original drawing style, Geisel’s works also carried a complexity that went beyond the function of entertaining children; many of his works had an […]

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  • Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II

Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II

This week we invite you to continue exploring the works of the women who define contemporary young adult speculative and science fiction, a topic we began to discuss in Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I. With novels topping the New York Times Best Seller list for months at a […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II
  • The Rare Children’s Books by Roald Dahl

The Rare Children’s Books by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl has touched the lives of many children with his imaginative, somewhat dark and funny stories. The British novelist is a household name and a brilliant storyteller, writing some of the most famous children’s books throughout the world.

Dahl was born in 1916 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales. He experienced great tragedy as a small child […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Authors, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Rare Children’s Books by Roald Dahl
  • When You Reach Me in A Wrinkle In Time

When You Reach Me in A Wrinkle In Time

There are some books that you read in childhood that stay with you the rest of your life. I think for many people, A Wrinkle in Time, is definitely one of those books. I have talked with a number of people who have picked it up again as an adult as well and have loved […]

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