Guest Post: For The Love of Books

*This is a guest post by Melanie Milburn. One of my favorite things to do is read to children. Books are a wonderful way to introduce children to new things. Books can spark a child’s imagination, they help children develop language, and expand their vocabularies. When choosing stories for young children remember that shorter is… Read More »

Guest Post: Editing The Classics: Is it Ethical?

Note from Callista: I do not claim to agree or disagree with the following guest post. I am offering it to spark conversation among my readers. Thanks to Rachel for the guest post and My Blog Guest for putting us together. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Political correctness has permeated and dictated personal and professional interaction for too few… Read More »

What I Do With The Books I Receive for Review When I’m Done

I do various things with the books I receive: A select few I keep. Some are passed on to friends and family. Some are donated to the Public Library. Some are brought into my local playgroup for other parents to pick through. And some are donated to my children’s school library. I don’t have the… Read More »

Choosing Literature for Children

How do you choose books for your children?  A friend of mine has a book about 1000 books to enjoy with your children (It’s called 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, edited by Julia Eccleshare and Quentin Blake.) So they choose books out of that. Some go with blog recommendations, some… Read More »