Review: 100 Great Children's Picturebooks by Martin Salisbury

Review: 100 Great Children's Picturebooks by Martin Salisbury

Hardcover, 216 pages Published May 5th 2015 by Laurence King Publishing Source: Raincoast Books This compendium of picturebooks* is as the backcopy describes it: “a visual feast.” Martin Salisbury who collected the titles is careful not to attach any absolutes to this list (it’s 100 Great instead of 100 Best) and I appreciated that because […]

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars – where we judge books by their covers and their back copy. It’s honestly what we all do when we go to bookstores and libraries – and it’s honestly surprising how much we actually judge a book by it’s cover! Join in in the comments! 🙂 Set amidst the red soil and […]

Swashbucking European Romances: The Prisoner of Zenda, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Man in the Iron Mask

Swashbucking European Romances: The Prisoner of Zenda, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Man in the Iron Mask

When we decided to have a Reverse Crossover Month, my first thought was of all the oldie goldies written over the past two centuries or so. You know the ones: Little Women, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Anne of Green Gables and the like; books written not for children but for the whole family, read enthusiastically and unabashedly by adults (shame […]