BookSmarts: The Giving Tree by Shell Silverstein

We asked University of Oregon freshman Dominique Reed about his favorite children's book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. (more…)

Writers on Writers: Nikki McClure

Author and illustrator Nikki McClure tells us about some of the books and authors that have influenced her work. McClure's most recent book, In, tells the story of a young boy's adventures around his home with the use of prose and paper-cut illustrations.

Kid’s Corner: The mouse and the strawberry

Seven-year-old Tess tells us the plot of her favorite book.

Kids Corner: Playing Doctor with a dragon

Lisa reads I Know a Rhino by Charles Fuge with her daughters Vivian and Eleanor.

Author Q&A: Susan Sokol Blosser on “orange books”

Susan Sokol Blosser, author of  Letting Go, recants her early love for history and mystery stories. From Nancy Drew to Sherlock Holmes, Blosser has a love for the genre in every capacity.  

Kids Corner: What’s the best part about reading?

Fifth grader Owen didn’t expect a book with a title like Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon to catch his attention, but with a crack of the spine he quickly realized you can’t judge a book by its cover.

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