Friend Friday

It is such a treat to once again celebrate Donna Janell Bowman and her books. We obviously share a passion for history; but what I especially love about Donna’s work is that it often introduces us to little known stories, as is the case with her newest title, King of the Tightrope: When the Great… Read more »

Thursday Treat

I just finished this book: And I loved it! I think you will, too. Even if you aren’t fond of chickens, you will fall for Sophie Brown’s chickens. They are, well,  the title of the book says it all: unusual. And so is the enterprising and industrious Sophie, who misses her Abuelita so much after the Brown… Read more »

Friend Friday

Can I say “thrilled” about today’s guest post? Not only is the kind, generous and forward thinking Laurie Thompson in the house, but she is bringing along my favorite illustrator who has shaked (shooken?) Roy Rogers’ hand: Paul Schmid. You are in for too much fun, including a giveaway so pay attention.   In honor of… Read more »

Throwback Thursday

On this day, in 1950, Babe Didrikson-Zaharias won the Fifth US Women’s Open Golf Tournament. Thinking about this makes me think about how, when I was growing up, doing things “like a girl” was an insult. I am so thrilled we have outgrown that way of thinking! I mean, who wouldn’t want to throw like… Read more »