Monday, April 23, 2012

Books from my childhood

I like to read. There was a story on NPR this morning about the artistry of children's picture books. That brought back some vivid memories of going to the Plattsburgh Public Library and selecting books to read. Babar. Make Way For Ducklings. Stone Soup. Mr. Popper's Penguins.

Here are three books that I also remember. Although not 'picture books' they had an influence on my reading. I've even reread two of them in the last few years.

The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
The Teddy Bear Habit by James Lincoln Collier
Detectives In Togas by Henry Winterfeld

Today is World Book Night.

Take a moment and read. Read to your children. To your spouse. To your friend. Turn of the electronics and read. You'll feel better.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Would you like an Egg Roll with that?

The Laurens Advertiser - May 5, 1886

This is the earliest mention of 'Easter Egg White House' at Chronicling America.  Perhaps a different set of search terms would provide an alternate result.