Reading with Pearl: Train Edition

I'm not sure that Pearl has ever actually seen a train but she sure seems to enjoy stories about them. And there seem to be multiple classic children's books revolving around trains. Our story selection tends toward mid-20th century and I'm having trouble thinking of more modern train stories. Any suggestions? Pearl's favourite of these… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Train Edition

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Reading with Pearl: Bunny Edition

If you ask Pearl currently what she wants to be when she grows up she will gleefully tell you, "A bunny!" This is mostly due to the book on the top left, When Bunny Grows Up. Regardless, bunnies are popular in our household and Pearl's book collection reflects that. When Bunny Grows Up and Home… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Bunny Edition

Reading with Pearl: Children’s Bibles

I realize the topic of Bibles for children is pretty specific and perhaps not widely interesting but it's an important one in our household so I thought I'd share what I've found/learned in the past two years. First, there are lots of bad children's Bibles out there but I'm not going to focus on that… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Children’s Bibles

Reading with Pearl: Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is currently one of Pearl's favourite authors. Her books are colourful, goofy, and full of animals. While Boynton has many, many books for children, the ones pictured above are the titles we own. Boynton uses lots of rhyme and song to keep the books entertaining and fun to read. Pearl will ask for… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Sandra Boynton

Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

I shared my love for Carson Ellis' picture books back in July (here) but since she has since come out with a new children's book, I thought I'd talk about her again. Du Iz Tak is a creative and unique story, beautifully illustrated in Ellis' distinctive style. What really sets this little story apart though… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

Book Review: The Fox at the Manger by P.L. Travers

This 20th century Christmas fable comes from the author of Mary Poppins and offers a similar quaint story with a British flavour. The story is really made up of two parts - the opening set is set on Christmas Eve at St. Paul's Cathedral. The first Christmas Eve service since the end of World War… Continue reading Book Review: The Fox at the Manger by P.L. Travers

Reading with Pearl: A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

I love just about everything from Oliver Jeffers that I've gotten my hands on. (The Day the Crayons Quit is probably my favourite.) His illustrations are unique and his stories are fun and whimsical and often hilarious. His most recent book, a collaboration with the artist Sam Winston doesn't disappoint. While A Child of Books… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston