Tales of Mail: Epistolary Novels

~posted by Rebecca K. A previous post discussed the pleasure of writing letters. Today let’s explore letters in fiction. The epistolary novel is defined in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms as “a novel written in the form of a series of letters exchanged among the characters of the story, with extracts from their journals sometimes … Continue reading “Tales of Mail: Epistolary Novels”

Classic Picture Books

I just got done reading Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom about the influential editor and director of Harper’s Department of Books for Boys and Girls. Many of the books Ms. Nordstrom edited are classic picture books that still have universal appeal to children today. Ms. Nordstrom published the Carrot Seed written by Ruth … Continue reading “Classic Picture Books”

Father’s Day Reads: Picture Books to Share

Are you looking for the perfect Father’s Day present? Give the gift of a daddy-daughter/son moment by presenting the father in your household with a book that he can share with his favorite child. Here are a few new titles that will make for a memorable Daddy-and-me story time, celebrating the special relationship fathers have … Continue reading “Father’s Day Reads: Picture Books to Share”

Drum Roll, Please: The 2022 Washington State Book Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Washington State Book Awards! The Washington Center for the Book and the Library selected winners in eight categories for the awards, which honor outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2021. This is the 56th year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards. Join us in … Continue reading “Drum Roll, Please: The 2022 Washington State Book Award Winners”