Leonard Rose by Steven Honigberg

Leonard Rose: America’s Golden Age and Its First Cellist by Steven Honigberg I have an admission to make. I haven’t quite finished this book yet. Leonard Rose is a fascinating man, devoted to the cello, dedicated, a perfectionist and the book is well-researched, detailed and truly interesting, I’m just finding …

Johnny Appleseed by Jane Yolen

Johnny Appleseed by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Jim Burke (Suggested reading level: Grades 2-4) Today is usually Fairy Tale Friday, but Tif is taking the day off for the holiday with the discussion of Rainbow-Walker postponed until next week. Rainbow-Walker is the story of Johnny Appleseed, and I happened to …

Proust’s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini

Proust’s Overcoat: The True Story of One Man’s Passion for All Things Proust by Lorenza Foschini, translated by Eric Karpeles I have to admit that I knew nothing about Proust before reading this short quirky book, but that in no way affected my enjoyment of the story. It might have …

Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Matt Faulkner (Suggested reading level: Ages 4-8) I hate to admit that I had no idea Sarah Hale was before reading this. She was a writer, a teacher, a publisher. She argued against slavery and fought for schools for girls. She …