CLP Blog

Best Books for Babies 2016

Mon., May. 2
Child development experts and advocates for early literacy have gotten together to identify the Best Books for Babies.

Mommie Dearest

Mon., May. 2
A couple of weeks ago I checked out Mommie Dearest on DVD from the library.  I had only vague memories of it being on TV when I was young.  Something about wire hangers and yelling.  I’m not sure what possessed me to watch it as an adult but I’m glad I did.  The film was beautifully shot with extravagant costumes and scenery.  Faye Dunaway starred…

Autobiography or Memoir?

Thu., Apr. 28
What's the difference between autobiographies and memoirs? Are they essentially the same genre? Check out my classifications on a few of these books and share your own favorites!

Seven Thousand Miles

Tue., Apr. 26
While I was watching cartoons and eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch on Saturday mornings, children seven thousand miles away in Sudan were experiencing a childhood that I, at 8, could never have fathomed. Here are some books that tell their stories.

Robots Rule at Codefest Jr.

Mon., Apr. 25
Codefest Jr. encouraged children and their adults to explore, learn about, and experience coding in a relaxed and fun environment filled with age-appropriate hands-on activities.

One Shot

Mon., Apr. 18
While this may sound like your standard issue crime drama, Victoria is thrilling, largely due to everything we see on screen being filmed in a single shot.

Bibliotherapy and Me

Fri., Apr. 15
If you’re unfamiliar with bibliotherapy, it involves much more than suggesting a good book to someone going through a difficult time.

Hero or Traitor?

Thu., Apr. 14
Anyone else here obsessed with the Serial podcast? I listened to the whole first season in one sitting. Yes, that’s 12 hours. No, I didn’t talk to anyone or move.