Stephen Burt is a poetry critic (surely that’s a rarity in the world of work!) He oozes enthusiasm for poetry as you’d expect—here’s a TED talk he gave a few years ago. It’s full of great reasons to love and share poetry.Read More
I bought this picture book just for me, without hesitation. It's full of sentiment but not sentimental and the words are profoundly simple. The illustrations are not too shabby either. (Read that as 'they're stunning!')
ages toddler to grown-up
These Two Little Bugs share the same leaf and they both try to persuade the other to come around to their way of seeing the world - one worries, one dreams. (There's a bit of each little bug in most of us.) A very funny and kid-friendly book by a very talented duo.
ages baby to grown-up
ages newborn to early childhood
In our house at least, Big Red Barn is a bedtime book. It’s the softly told story of farm animals bedding down for the night ... lovely, calming and reassuring. And elevating.