2020 and 2021 saw the deaths of five titans of children’s and young adult literature. Here’s to revisiting old “classics” and discovering new ones.
A delightful translation of AntonTon (Antuntun in the original Croatian), a story about a “unique guy who does everything his own way“; whether you’re a classical music aficionado or novice, Carnival of the Animals would make a good introduction to the genre to share with children and grandchildren.
A trio of new ballet books offer messages of inclusion and acceptance that both celebrate ballet and acknowledge some of its problems.
Two fine books for children that draw on music to deliver inspiring messages.
Even though options for parents abound, the very best option remains the simplest — pick up a book, snuggle up, and read.