Learning to Laugh at Yourself 

At the Lamp-Post

From “a list of twenty supplies you need to survive middle school when you don’t have arms.”   A sense of humor. I’m being very serious here – you’ve got to have one. Seriously.   — Aven Green (Dusti Bowling, Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, p. 255)    For centuries philosophers have analyzed humor. … Read more

Interview with Angela Dominguez, author of Stella Díaz Has Something to Say

Since Stella Díaz Has Something to Say joined the Read to Them catalog of books in 2021, thousands of students across the country have shared this special book for their school-wide reading program, and the feedback from schools has been overwhelming. Students, teachers, and families all fall in love with sweet Stella as they root … Read more

Betsy Bird Meets Us at The Lamp-Post

This month at the Lamp-Post, we talk about the role of humor in children’s literature with the always funny Betsy Bird.   Betsy is a Renaissance woman in the world of children’s literature – a librarian, author, blogger, and podcast host, and we are quite sure she has read almost everything published for children…ever. She edited … Read more

Join Read to Them for Children’s Book Week!

Since 1919, Children’s Book Week has endeavored to celebrate and bolster books for younger audiences. It’s the longest-running literacy initiative in the United States, and you can participate on an individual, small group, or even community-wide level. Be sure to check your local libraries and bookstores to see if there are any in-person events in … Read more