books for young children 

The 10 Best New Picture Books for Spring

Every season brings bright new picture books, and Cabin Fever has the great pleasure of choosing from among the riches the very best. With help from my personal focus group of readers (and pre-readers), here's what made our shortlist of top new pictu...

Book Review: The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas

I've previously written about my son Nate's typical boyhood obsession with all things transportation. Though I consider myself an equal opportunity parent and encourage all types of play, he tends to gravitate towards stereotypically "boy toys" with ...

Tatty Ratty, by Helen Cooper

I know we're supposed to be writing about the books that moved us as children, but I can't help but plug some of the ones that are dear to my heart right now. As a bookworm, who works in publishing, watching my son evolve into a reader has been one o...


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