Top Ten Picture Books Overlooked by the Caldecott

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Underrated Authors or Books in X Genre. The illustrators on my list are hardly underrated: many have won major prizes, including Caldecott Honors.  But each illustrator has a particular book that I find deserving of the…

Ten Books I Want to Read RIGHT NOW

In grad school, I worked as a teaching assistant for a writing professor who always used to stop students after she would ask them to share their writing and they would start explaining and apologizing and contextualizing what they had written instead of just, you know, reading the writing. She would raise her hand and…

Top 10 Favorite Graphic Novels

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top 10 All-time Favorite Books in the genre of your choice, and I am choosing graphic novels. I was not a comics fan when I was growing up, and although I purchased graphic novels for my high school classroom library, I didn’t read them myself. I thought they…