"In the search for meaning we often turn to those who write fiction because writers keep looking for the truth, even when they know they don't have all the answers."
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A family bids farewell to one of their favorite stomping grounds
To beat the extreme heat last week, I grabbed my kids and headed out to visit a favorite place where we have gone countless times to relax, escape the elements outdoors, and briefly browse into the imaginations of thousands of authors. But this time the experience was quite different. It left us feeling sad and had us questioning - is technology such a good thing? My kids and I were heartbroken after hearing that Borders bookstore was liquidating. And as we arrived at the “going-out-of-business” sale, we weren’t sure what to expect, but the packed parking should have been a good indication of the chaos inside. The sale shelves that normally lined the outside front of the store were gone and moved inside to where the café once stood, …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Ten picture book recommendations about the beach.
Picture books are great for reading aloud to the children in your life, or as short reads for older kids. Whether or not you're vacationing at the beach this summer, you can travel there in these books. Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies Night is perfect for beach fun ... if you're a bat! Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore by Jim Arnosky Learn to recognize the wonders of the beach with Arnosky's beach guide. Beach Day! by Patricia Lakin Four crocodile friends set off for the beach. Beach Day by Karen Roosa Family fun at the beach is captured in rhyme. Beach Feet by Lynn Reiser Ever notice all the different feet you see at the beach? A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams A boy leaves a trail to his beach drawing. Harry by the Sea by Gene Zion…
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Parenting experts and radio show hosts bring tips and advice to the the festival
Authors Sandra Burt and Linda Perlis spoke at Burke Centre Library on Thursday afternoon about a topic many in the area have a personal stake in -- parenting. In particular, the two authors, who also host a weekly syndicated radio show titled Parents' Perspective, discussed two of their books as a part of the 2010 Fall for the Book Festival. The talk, which attracted a number of parents and grandparents was broken into two portions. The first portion of their discussion focused on Burt and Perlis' city guide, Washington DC with Kids, which is now in its 5th edition. Burt opened the discussion with a question, "What have been your problems with taking your children to visit the city?" The response from the audience brought questions and …