If you are a parent and… you need the toy to end all toys

Posted by on October 24, 2014.

Box plane-train

It’s a drizzly, dreary afternoon. The blocks have towered and the cars have raced and the crayons have drawn. But it’s still drizzly and dreary.

Cue the whining.

My son’s new favorite I’m-bored-phrase is “but who will play with me?”

That’s when it’s time for the box.

Finding “The Next Great Book” – Part 2

Posted by on September 10, 2013.

 

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post. For part 1, click here.

 

Trust me. As the Children’s Book Buyer at Bear Pond Books I’m right there with kids in the search for the “next great book.”

Lucky for me, poring over publisher sales catalogs and getting advanced reader’s copies of books in the mail whets my appetite­—a wonderful perk to my wonderful job.