Filling a gap on the timeline

In anticipation of a solitary road trip, I headed to the library for an audio book.  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos caught my eye, in part due to these lines in the description: “melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional.”  Now, this was something that would make the miles pass faster. AsContinue reading “Filling a gap on the timeline”

Favorites of 2012

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is past (and I look forward to lots of lazy yet productive days at home), I’ve started doing my annual sorting and cleaning throughout the house.  And somehow, that always includes looking back at my year in books.  Below are a few favorite kidlit history books ofContinue reading “Favorites of 2012”

Connecting the threads

Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts decided to completely redo their badges and patches.  Now, I haven’t been a Girl Scout in a few years, but we’ve offered Girl Scout workshops at the museum for years.  So, new badges means new workshops.  We were curious about the “Playing the Past” for Brownies–for a history museum,Continue reading “Connecting the threads”

The Manifesto, so to speak

When I was a kid, I spent most of my time in the nineteenth century.  It all started with the Little House books.  My grandmother read them to me, and they became my very first chapter books that I could read all by myself.  From there, it was just a hop, skip and jump to LittleContinue reading “The Manifesto, so to speak”