A tribute but not a farewell to Bernard Waber

May 20, 2013

Bernard Waber, the creator of Ira Sleeps Over and Lyle the Crocodile, died on May 16. He was 91 years old. How many kids experienced their first sleep over, clinging to a bare thread of confidence with the belief that if Ira could do it, they could too! Waber had the ability to depicts common childhood qualms with a good dose of empathy and humor.

To Lyle’s many fans, the spirit of Bernard Waber will forever live on East 88th Street in New York.

A Mother’s Love

May 12, 2013

All children should be so lucky—to have a mom that leads the way Make Way For Ducklings, lives on!


E.L.Konigsburg 1930-2013

April 25, 2013

“The adventure is over. Everything is over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you.” ~From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs.Basil E. Frankweiler


An Award Honoring the Teacher

April 24, 2013

The Minerva Prize, aptly named for the Roman Goddess of wisdom is long overdue and illuminates just how significant excellent teachers are in the life of a child.  “Only Connect”, an imperative for making ties toward understanding and compassion is at the heart of education. By rewarding superior teachers for their excellence and inspirational qualities […]


April is Poetry Month—Here is a poem to share with someone who thinks they don’t like poetry.

April 2, 2013

Do we really need to ask ourselves why too many people, young and old, don’t like poetry? Poetry has been treated poorly with the constant demand to analyze and examine. Why not treat a poem as it wishes to be treated—as a gift which delights the senses. Enjoy the way the words sound, the way […]


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