[lipsmacking review] Hannah’s Tall Order by Linda Vander Heyden and Kayla Harren

#58 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet I hope you’re really, really hungry, because this story is quite a feast. Put on a very big bib, please. May I tempt you with green peppers, figs, tomatoes, marshmallow fluff? Care to wrap your lips around a buttery slice of avocado, dive into a … Continue reading [lipsmacking review] Hannah’s Tall Order by Linda Vander Heyden and Kayla Harren

ABCs of Christmas, a yummy recipe, and a holiday blog break

#58 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet   Ho Ho Ho! To celebrate the season, here’s an old fashioned Christmas abecedarian by American poet Carolyn Wells. This verse was first published as a picture book by McLoughlin Brothers in 1900, and describes how many of us still define Christmas more than a … Continue reading ABCs of Christmas, a yummy recipe, and a holiday blog break

[tasty poem + recipe] From My Mother’s Kitchen: An Alphabet Poem by Pat Brisson

#57 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet By now, most of you know I’m a big fan of abecedarian poems. Of course I like the foodie ones best. But food that mom used to make? Even better! Many of the foods in Pat Brisson’s poem kindled fond childhood memories — times when … Continue reading [tasty poem + recipe] From My Mother’s Kitchen: An Alphabet Poem by Pat Brisson

[author chat + giveaway] A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet by Astronaut Clayton Anderson and Scott Brundage

#56 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet   “T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, main engine start, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and LIFT OFF!” B is for Blastoff, a powerful thing! When those engines are fired, it’ll make your ears ring. There is smoke — and vibration — as we launch … Continue reading [author chat + giveaway] A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet by Astronaut Clayton Anderson and Scott Brundage