I haven’t been online much lately.
Busy days here, lots going on. Also, I have a whole bunch of great materials to review here, but that means reading them or trying them out first. It’s good stuff: more day planners, the sewing books, a cool art curriculum I’ve had since last year (we needed to give it a good try before I could blog about it), some Latin materials, the delightful new Nancy Brown adaptation of Chesterton’s Father Brown stories, the new N.E. Bode novel, a bunch of other books. Some of these reviews belong over on Bonny Glen, so I’ll let you know when they’re up.
Right now I’m tackling email. It, too, has piled up. Some of the questions in my in-box are of a general nature, applicable to broader circumstances, so I think what I’m going to do right now is post some of that Q & A here as I go along. (Names withheld, of course.)
A reader asked for suggestions for comic books suitable for young children. My answer:
I’m afraid there isn’t much to choose from nowadays. Most of the superhero comics are far too adult.
What are good are the new book-length collections of superhero
comics reprinted from the 60s and 70s. They’re called Showcase
Presents. My kids LOVE them. Batman, Superman, Teen Titans, etc.
My hubby occasionally writes an issue of Scooby Doo, and he’s always careful to make it appropriate for our 6 yr old. 🙂
I blogged about Showcase Presents at Bonny Glen here.
Whoops, my time’s up. Didn’t get very far, did I? Well, I guess that leaves more for next time!
Too Many Books
Principles of Design…as Revealed in “Nancy”
“Ruins, romance, and rustic seats…”
Photos from my SCBWI talk on middle-grade and chapter books