Farewell, Junie B. Jones

I was saddened to learn that Barbara Park passed away recently. She had created a character in Junie B. Jones that my two daughters really enjoyed reading about. Whenever a character appeals to a child, that child wants to keep coming back for more. And so it was with Junie B. Jones. When I wasContinue reading “Farewell, Junie B. Jones”

Presenting a young poet’s first work

My eight year-old daughter simply loves to read. And one of the things that comes with reading, it seems to me, is a proclivity to write. Naturally, this is something that I’d like to encourage in whatever way I can. When I came across this poem–buried in one of her folders at the annual end-of-the-school-yearContinue reading “Presenting a young poet’s first work”