Illustrations that Make the Book – Part 2

Read Part 1 here. It's not only old books that have great illustrations. I've come up with a list of contemporary books (with authors who are still living and writing!) that have illustrations that make the reading experience just that much more enjoyable. How to Train Your Dragon This series has wonderful illustrations that are … Continue reading Illustrations that Make the Book – Part 2


Only Orphans Allowed

Have you ever wondered why so many kids' books feature orphans? Anne Shirley, Mary Lennox, Oliver Twist, Frodo Baggins, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Dorothy Gale, Huckleberry Finn, Pollyanna, Pippi Longstocking, Paddington Bear, the Baudelaire orphans, Harry Potter... and the list goes on. Or, if the characters aren't exactly orphans, the parents are somehow (conveniently) off-screen. Like how the Pevensie children are sent … Continue reading Only Orphans Allowed