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Gretchen Craft Rubin is an American author, blogger and speaker.
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[Pat the Bunny
Touch n Feel] [by
Dorothy Kunhardt - Jan 05, 2001
Gretchen Rubin
Mar 29, 2021
My research on the five senses made me realize something: one of my very favorite baby books, Dorothy Kunhardt’s classic "Pat the Bunny," has been in print for more than eighty years because of its appeal to all five senses. Do you love "Pat the Bunny"?      source
The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster - Jan 01, 1989 (first published in 1961)
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Librarian's Note: For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN, click here.Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story -first published more than fifty years ago- introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mys...
Gretchen Rubin
Mar 16, 2021
In honor of Norton Juster, who just died, I pulled his masterpiece “The Phantom Tollbooth” off the shelf to re-read. My friend @magiciansbook wrote a great piece about why this book is so unforgettable:      source
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The Snowy Day
50th Anniversary Edition
Ezra Jack Keats - Aug 18, 2011 (first published in 1962)
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Celebrate a major anniversary of a true classic! In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. The Snowy Day transformed children's literature with its pioneering portrayal of an African-American child and the charming story and artwork that won it the Caldecott Medal...
Gretchen Rubin
Mar 04, 2021
What are some of your favorite picture books? Off the top of my head, I’d say “Seven Silly Eaters,” “Snowy Day,” “Corduroy”... too many to choose! I appreciated this thoughtful piece by my friend @PamelaPaulNYT about the artistry of picture books:      source
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The Seven Silly Eaters
Mary Ann Hoberman - Aug 01, 2000 (first published in 1997)
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Peter wants only milk, Lucy won’t settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What’s a mother to do? “[A] highly comic rhyming romp that surprisingly (and nicely) twists into a birthday story.” —School Library Journal...
Gretchen Rubin
Mar 04, 2021
What are some of your favorite picture books? Off the top of my head, I’d say “Seven Silly Eaters,” “Snowy Day,” “Corduroy”... too many to choose! I appreciated this thoughtful piece by my friend @PamelaPaulNYT about the artistry of picture books:      source
Corduroy
Don Freeman - Sep 30, 1976 (first published in 1968)
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Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He...
Gretchen Rubin
Mar 04, 2021
What are some of your favorite picture books? Off the top of my head, I’d say “Seven Silly Eaters,” “Snowy Day,” “Corduroy”... too many to choose! I appreciated this thoughtful piece by my friend @PamelaPaulNYT about the artistry of picture books:      source
The Physiology of Taste
Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (Vintage Classics)
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin - Oct 04, 2011 (first published in 1825)
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A delightful and hilarious classic about the joys of the table, The Physiology of Taste is the most famous book about food ever written. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin’s masterpiece is a historical, philosophical, and epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes o...
Gretchen Rubin
Feb 23, 2021
"The Physiology of Taste" is an odd, fascinating, delightful book of observations on food, written in 1825. Here are twenty of my favorite aphorisms from the book. Which one is your favorite?      source
The life in the studio
Nancy Hale - Jan 01, 1980 (first published in 1969)
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The daughter of artists details the lives of her parents and her struggle to find her own identity....
Gretchen Rubin
Feb 06, 2021
I read an interesting book this week, "The Life in the Studio," by Nancy Hale, about growing up with two artist parents. On one of my daily visits to the @metmuseum, I visited the painting "Celia's Arbor" by Hale's mother, Lilian Westcott Hale.      source
K-pop Confidential
Stephan Lee - Sep 15, 2020
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"I'm still giddy over this electrifying, big-hearted, all-kill smash of a debut. I couldn't put it down." -- Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaIn this romantic coming-of-age novel about chasing big dreams, a Korean-American girl travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company be...
Gretchen Rubin
Jan 04, 2021
What a great week of reading. Several outstanding books. What are you reading? #GretchenRubinReads @wwnorton @nyrbclassics @stephanmlee @MillerMadeline @littlebrown @NewDirections @WmMorrowBooks      source
Circe
Madeline Miller - Apr 14, 2020
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In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and...
Gretchen Rubin
Jan 04, 2021
What a great week of reading. Several outstanding books. What are you reading? #GretchenRubinReads @wwnorton @nyrbclassics @stephanmlee @MillerMadeline @littlebrown @NewDirections @WmMorrowBooks      source
The Corner That Held Them
Sylvia Townsend Warner - Sep 10, 2019 (first published in 1948)
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Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of events that, in time, it comes to seem. Time ebbs and flows and characters come and go in this novel, set in the era of the Black Death, about a Benedictine co...
Gretchen Rubin
Jan 04, 2021
What a great week of reading. Several outstanding books. What are you reading? #GretchenRubinReads @wwnorton @nyrbclassics @stephanmlee @MillerMadeline @littlebrown @NewDirections @WmMorrowBooks      source
Heating & Cooling
52 Micro-Memoirs
Beth Ann Fennelly - Sep 25, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to arrive at a portrait of...
Gretchen Rubin
Jan 04, 2021
What a great week of reading. Several outstanding books. What are you reading? #GretchenRubinReads @wwnorton @nyrbclassics @stephanmlee @MillerMadeline @littlebrown @NewDirections @WmMorrowBooks      source
The Informed Air by Muriel Spark
Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
The Body by Bill Bryson
The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Book of Delights by Ross Gay
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Hunger by Roxane Gay
The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova
The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead
Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
Practical Wisdom for Parents by Nancy Schulman
Mom, They're Teasing Me by Michael Thompson
Best Friends, Worst Enemies by Michael Thompson
Charlotte's Web by E. B White
The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Tales of Magic Boxed Set by Edward Eager
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Give and Take by Adam Grant
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Essays by George Orwell
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C. G. Jung
The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars
A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander