Category Archives: Children’s Literature

Squirrels Who Read Offers Books & Indoor Activities for Kids

Little Squirrels Storytime offers books and indoor activities for kids every Saturday at American Writers Museum. Caregivers can bring their little squirrels to our beautiful Negaunee Foundation Children’s Literature Gallery to join in the wonder and imagination of literature together. March 2 is Read Across America Day, and to celebrate all of our book-loving squirrels, […]

The top half of the tree mural at the AWM

The Who, Why and What of Those AWM Squirrels

Writers are Readers, yes? So those 32 squirrels reading away inside the AWM’s Children’s Literature Gallery’s north wall mural are right at home, especially since each is reading a landmark American children’s book. The museum’s founder, Malcolm O’Hagan, earnestly believed the American Writers Museum must honor and thus include American children’s literature. The preeminent children’s […]

The Wonderful Wizardry of Children’s Books

Recently, my sons and I enjoyed the unique pleasure of losing ourselves for a few nights of bedtime reading in a compelling children’s book, Kate Milford’s The Boneshaker (2010). The book, a richly imagined historical novel set in 1914 Missouri, has as much to tell us about history, community, and early 20th century America as […]