Claudia and Jamie had it made

MixedupfilesI just found this great blog on children's books by Jen Robinson, who is an engineer by trade and children's book lover and advocate for children's literacy by calling.

As someone who dearly loved the smell of newly delivered Scholastic paperbacks in elementary school, a dad to two curious young boys, and who, in time long ago, thought Claudia and Jamie had it made, the blog reminds me how stitched text and image can move the young imagination - or the old imagination that wishes to remain young.

No, I haven't kept up with the latest and best in children's literature, but the Book Page has.

There is much too much to digest in one visit, but go. And be sure to check out her mission calling statement and the list of 200 cool girls and 175 cool boys from books for young minds.

Wayne