Book(re)Marks – Our Monthly Lists

January has been a busy book month for bookworms. For many it is all about the American Library Association Youth Media Awards. For me its been all about the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards; watching a certain 11-year-old get back into a bedtime reading habit, even when she’s too tired to keep her eyes open; and finally posting some book reviews that have been sitting way too long. Even at two a day, there are many more to write! Which brings me to this post … for years now, I’ve written an end-of-month list of what we’re reading / have read. Last year I whittled it down to highlights and book remarks about books that were fun to read or grabbed our interest. … Read more

Fairy Tales Do Come True: An Interview with Ruth Sanderson

You may recognize Ruth Sanderson’s name. She is an award-winning illustrator of children’s fairy tales (and more). If you don’t remember her name, you may recognize this wonderful Curl Up with a Good Book dragon she created for Mark and Andrea’s Love of Reading Gallery at Just One More Book! In a wonderful August 2008 interview with Mark Blevis Ruth talked about her art and illustrations. Now, in a visit to the Family Bookshelf and The Reading Tub®, Ruth not only shares more of her art (it’s amazing!) but also brings us up to date on all that she’s been doing these last four years. RT: A number of your children’s picture books retell fairy tales. My personal favorite is your retelling of The … Read more