Jane the Raincity Librarian Recommend: Whatever Happened to my Sister?

Something is wrong. Suddenly my big sister is acting weird. Suddenly she wants privacy. Ciraolo’s ingenious book Whatever Happened to my Big Sister was recommended to me by Jane for this month’s Book Club theme. As a big sister myself this book struck so many chords with me. It made me …

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, …

Publisher Spotlight Review: Wild Berries by Julie Flett

Wild Berries/Pikaci-Mīnisa by Julie Flett Hardcover, 32 pages Published October 8th 2013 by Simply Read Books Source: Publisher I love Wild Berries for many reasons so let me attempt to articulate some of them. 1. Wild Berries/ Pikaci-Mīnisa celebrates the Cree language. While the version I read is written in English, there is another version …

Banned Books Week: The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Hardcover, 40 pages Published January 18th 1996 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1970) This tiny picturebook has received numerous awards. Among them: 1971 Caldecott Medal Book Notable Children’s Books of 1940—1970 (ALA) Best Books of 1970 (SLJ) Outstanding Children’s Books of 1970 (NYT) Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 1970 …