Deborah Ellis: Reading to Survive: Children, War, and Books

“We all need courage.” Your roving reporter here! Last night, Deborah Ellis spoke at the Brighouse branch of the Richmond Public Library. She spoke about why she wrote the books she did and the children and women she met during her journeys. There were over fifty attendees. Much of the …

Review: I Will Fight Monsters For You by Santi Balmes and Lyona (illust.)

Hardcover, 32 pages Published March 1st 2015 by Albert Whitman & Company Source: Publisher I Will Fight Monsters For You is an adorable picturebook that was originally published in (if I’m not wrong) Spanish and then translated. It tackles the age-old “monster the bed” fear of many children in an interesting adult …

Book Talk: Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood and Meg Hunt (Illustrator)

There’s a fairytale that’s considerably famous. You may have heard of it. It’s usually called Cinderella though it has different names in different countries. The brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, both folktale historians of considerable note, include slightly different versions of the story in their collections of folktales. The story, …