If You’re a Parent and…You Need a Baby Shower Gift

Posted by on February 9, 2017.

We recently celebrated the arrival of my niece – the only other child on my side of our family! This lucky baby girl has a fabulous library, given to her by friends of my brother and his wife, a group of writers, publishers, teachers, and book lovers.

If You’re a Parent and…Your Child Wants a New Pet

Posted by on September 8, 2016.

My daughter lobbied hard for a fish. I put it off until after summer travels, but I had to make good on my promise after Labor Day.

I got a book about caring for fish out of the library; I wanted us prepared for the cleaning, feeding, and choosing the correct fish for our environment (our environment calls for the most low-maintenance fish possible).

CLiF Spotlight: New Works by CLiF Presenters

Posted by on March 12, 2015.

Ted Scheu leads a poetry workshop

In preparation for an upcoming CLiF presenter gathering, I stocked up on their books for vacation reading.

My six year old and I particularly loved The Tapir Scientist by Sy Montgomery. My daughter truly loves animal facts (thank you Wild Kratts), and this in-depth look at the animals and the research process lit a spark.