4 Years of One School, One Book at T. Baldwin Demarest

Kids showing off new books

Since their inaugural program in 2018, the staff at T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary in New Jersey considers One School, One Book to be one of the highlights of their year. With each book, it becomes easier to find ways to ensure their program remains fresh and fun for students. “The program grows each year,” says … Read more

Wendy Orr and Vivian Vande Velde Meet Us at The Lamp-Post

At the Lamp-Post - Wendy Orr, Vivian Vande Velde

Happy Summer! At the Lamp-Post, our summer thoughts are filled with books that are playful and fun! Can books be part of play? Of course! Especially Wendy Orr’s Nim’s Island and Vivian Vande Velde’s 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos. It turns out that writing these playful books is fun, too!  … Read more

Six Books with Unusual Animals

Six Books with Unusual Animals

Animal characters are a staple of children’s literature, and for good reason. Many young readers gravitate to animals, giving these stories wide appeal. Peruse the children’s department at your local library, and you will find lots of books featuring farm animals, pets, and – for reasons I’m not sure I understand – rodents. Here at … Read more