There are certain pitfalls in the process of naming a thing. For a project with the mighty ambition of summing up the current state of the dadosphere, any junior linguist like myself might make the objection that dadoir lacks verve. But let’s just say dadoir is convenient for now (yes, manoir was considered, but disqualified after a shocking trip to the web). Read more
Written by Caroline Repchuk
Illustrated by Susanna Ronchi
This is a magical tale of friendship and caring for Christmas! As Santa’s sleigh sails high over the forest on Christmas Eve, a calamity occurs—a little toy kitten falls from the sleigh! Luckily the kitten lands safely in a snowdrift where she is soon found by a family of mice who overcome their fear to help her find her new home in time for Christmas.
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Note… if you can’t find childcare for New Year’s… it’s a good night to crack open one of these tomes. Feel free to comment on this article and add some of your own selections. For your kids? See our Get Reading section.
1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien Read more
Sometimes you just need the perfect gift. A first birthday, a baby gift for a respected business colleague, or maybe for the homecoming of the baby who has just been released from the NICU. It happens – and these occasions should not be allowed to slip by. You might not be able to grab it from Winners a hour before the event, but it will most certainly be perfect. Custom Made for Kids prints individual, bound storybooks about the life of a child. Read more
The “Frog and Toad” series
written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel wrote this series of books featuring little stories about kindred spirits Frog and Toad over 30 years ago and they have become award-winning, timeless classics. They are the kind of books you read as a kid and you will read to your children and grandchildren. There are four books in the original series: Frog and Toad are Friends, Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad All Year and Days with Frog and Toad. The books even inspired a 2003 off-Broadway musical that was nominated for three Tony awards. Each chapter book contains five stand-alone stories suitable for beginner readers and story-lovers of all ages. From a writer’s viewpoint, each story is absolute perfection. Short and sweet, warm and funny, they are all about the beauty of life and the bond of friendship, no matter what species you are.