Karate Kakapo

Karate Kakapo, written by Loredana Cunti and illustrated by Stacy Curtis, is a slim picture book for children. I was attracted to it by its

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Factory Summers

Factory Summers by Guy Delisle (translated by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall) is the author’s personal story of working a summer job, starting at age

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The Secret of Jalna

The Secret of Jalna by Ronald Hambleton was written in 1972. It struck me immediately after I started this book how lost I would have

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Little Black Sambo

Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman, with illustrations by Eulalie, was originally written in 1899. What surely must have been over twenty years ago, I

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The Big Snow

I love the title of this classic children’s book. Whenever a snowstorm leaves gigantic piles and drifts–a beauty to watch while indoors but horrible to

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