Category: books

Tuesday Tickler: Apache

I don’t know which is funnier, this scene from the Prince of Bel Air, or the original that’s been floating… read more Tuesday Tickler: Apache

Picturing Books: Tiny Titans

While not picture books in the traditional sense of stitched hardcovers, the Tiny Titans series by Art Baltazar and Franco… read more Picturing Books: Tiny Titans

Picturing Books: Quiet

What’s interesting about Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska’s The Quiet Book is its message that it is okay not to… read more Picturing Books: Quiet

Picturing Books: Red Fish

Tae Eun Yoo’s The Little Red Fish is pretty story about a boy’s fantasy adventure in a library. It seemed… read more Picturing Books: Red Fish

Picturing Books: Boy Dumplings & Oh No

I believe with those who believe picture books are an art form. I appreciate the art of the picture book…. read more Picturing Books: Boy Dumplings & Oh No

The New York Love Story

Where Paris is the “City of Love and Light,” New York is the “City of Lighted Love Stories” – which… read more The New York Love Story

Where the Dog Star Never Glows

  Tara’s Dog Star stories make me think of Morrissey crooning: I am human and I need to belong just… read more Where the Dog Star Never Glows

A Pivotal Book

To Kill A Mockingbird is 50 years old. In a story examining the relevance of the book today as compared… read more A Pivotal Book

When it LOOKS like education

This weekend it occurred to me Mark Twain’s Diaries of Adam and Eve is an allegory for educational policy, practice,… read more When it LOOKS like education


When I think “asylum,” I think of safety as in to “give asylum to.” Then I think of One Flew… read more Asylum

Picture (Book) Perfect

There’s this story I like to tell about my introducing “literature” to my children. It involves my eldest. He must… read more Picture (Book) Perfect

This Year’s NYAF

We were fortunate to be among the latter-first in line to see the premiere of Soul Eater. We weren’t the… read more This Year’s NYAF

Pictures from Brooklyn

My eldest and I spent the day at the Brooklyn Book Fest (more correctly the Target Activities Tent). We had… read more Pictures from Brooklyn

Every Now and Zen

Humor is incongruity in action. The universe is incongruous. Humor is therefore the best expression of the truth underlying the… read more Every Now and Zen

This a bird, This a plane

When my Ahma came over she couldn’t read English. To manage, she devised a system for identifying objects by shape,… read more This a bird, This a plane

Glad in Utah

I am in Salt Lake City, Utah for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference. One of the… read more Glad in Utah

Seeing Sulu

I finally got around to editing the video my wife shot at the reading I was a part of in… read more Seeing Sulu

Hey, Guess What I’m Doing January 20th?

I’m going to be reading with friends I lost touch with almost a decade ago.

My First Book

The Rice Daddies blog recently held a writing contest that asked parents to reflect upon a favorite book from their… read more My First Book