For the Discerning & Literary (Older) Child
Alice in Wonderland (this beautifully illustrated version from Anna Rifle Bond).
Hervé Tullet's Doodle Cook.
Following along with the conscious kid library on Insta.
From refugees to voting rights, books to inspire a just, inclusive society.
On the nightstand: Violet and Victor write the best-ever bookworm book by Alice Kuipers, A perfectly messed-up story by Patrick McDonnell, Every thing on it: poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein, and Dory and the real true friend by Abby Hanlon.
Getting kids interested in poetry with Kwame Alexander.
Asides, Ideas, Miscellany
Writers, take note: who decides if a book should be published? Productivity-philes, take note: this is somehow both soothing and intense at the very same time. I have mine: it's Betty Bear's Birthday by Gyo Fujikawa. Free yourself of your harshest critic and plow ahead.
This 15-year old writes a daily politics newsletter with a subscriber-list that includes MSNBC anchor, a contributing-editor at the Atlantic, and the White House correspondent for CBS news. According to his website, he's on hiatus for the summer because he's at summer camp.
Still slow-reading Slow-Writing. Yay: the Girl Scouts add 23 new badges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A Tribute to Seth Godin's Book Recommendations.
"I'm going to pass. Best of luck getting this published."
Here (with two years of exhausting photographic detail) is how to write a book.
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, fifty years later.
This lady made my whole day (via Austin Kleon).
If you need an excuse for watching anything at all in times like these: in defense of escapism.