miss-emilyMiss Emily

Illustrated by Matt Phelan Candlewick Press, 2014

MISS EMILY introduces young readers to the playful and mischievous side of Emily Dickinson, who was cherished by the children who knew her. Even after she withdrew from the wider world, Dickinson continued her devoted friendship with the children lucky enough to live nearby.

In this middle-grade verse novel,  Miss Emily invites her young friends to accompany her to view the circus train as it arrives in town at midnight. Of course, they are caught and lessons are learned as the reader is introduced to the renowned poet as the sort of adult any child would like to know.

Nominated for the 2015 ALSC Notable Children’s Books List   Available at Amazon


GoddessesGoddesses A World of Myth and Magic  

Illustrated by Rebecca Guay

From Artemis to Zoe, you are sure to find one among the 200 goddesses in this illustrated dictionary who remind you of you!  National Council for Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council – National Council for Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council, 2003 American Bookseller’s Association Book Sense/ Great Titles for Ages 9-12, 2003.  Available at Amazon

Lady of Tenthousand NamesThe Lady of Ten Thousand Names Goddesses From Many Cultures

Illustrated by Helen Caan

An anthology of eight powerful goddesses including Ama-terasu, White Buffalo Woman, Freya, Cerridwen, Oshun, Kuan Yin, Persephone, Demeter, Hekate and of course, Isis.

Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Book for Young Children 2001.  Available at Amazon

Grandmothers Stories
Grandmothers’ Stories Wise Woman Tales of Many Cultures
Illustrated by Sian Bailey

The old woman in each of these stories is wise, resourceful and important in her own right. These eight retold folktales offer a fresh insight into the old woman’s role in our lives. Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Book for Young Children 2000.   Available at Amazon


Grandfathers Mountain

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN Stories of Gods and Heroes from Many Cultures

Illustrated by Sian Bailey

The men and boys in these myths and folktales are a unique collection of distinct contributions and leadership roles provided through the ages from around the world. From Merlin and Orunmila to Quetzalcoatl and Asklepios, we see magicians, creators and healers who spark meaningful exploration of gender and divinity.  Available at Amazon


Return of the Great GoddessesRETURN OF THE GREAT GODDESS
HER WORDS/An Anthology of Poetry About the Great Goddess

From Sappho to Judy Chicago, from the late Egyptian era to Audrey Flack, this anthology of fine art reproductions and literary excerpts proclaims the strength and majesty of the feminine experience.  Available at Amazon

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