When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot

 Stravinsky inspired Nijinsky. Nijinsky inspired Stravinsky. Together they decided to dream of something different and new. When I was about four or five years old, I was taken to see The Nutcracker, and like any kid, I promptly fell in love with ballet, pirouetting my way through the house for weeks afterwards. But instead of […]

A Leaf Can Be

A leaf is a leaf. It bursts out each spring when sunny days linger and orioles sing. It’s hard to know how to even begin to describe the loveliness that is Laura Purdie Salas’ A Leaf Can Be. I regularly bemoan the lack of really wonderful non-fiction picture books, particularly ones that are appropriate for […]

Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol

Uncle Andy’s is an unusual treat—a non-fiction children’s book that reads like a weird and wonderful fictional tale.  This is the first book written by Andy Warhol’s nephew, James Warhola, an artist in his own right who has illustrated a number of other popular children’s books. The story takes the reader right into the middle […]