Saturday, September 26, 2009


Give your eyes something special. Loren Long's art never fails to bring an oooh, aaaah, or a smile when you read through one of his books. His latest, OTIS, is out now and just as pleasing as the man himself. I met Loren Long at school visit last year and he made every student, teacher and parent he met feel special. No wonder his books are so lovely.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

What's Inscribed?

For those that enjoy giving books as gifts, you'll love this intriguing website posting inscriptions from a variety of books. Here's one of the inscriptions:

“July 3, 1892

When in my grave I lonely sleep,
And the weeping willows o’er [me] weep,
Tis then dear friend and not before,
That I will think of thee no more.”

An 1879 copy of McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader.

Found at the Georgetown Library Book Sale in Washington, DC. April 2005.