Rita's Kids Books for Adults
I am a reference and children's programs librarian. I want to show everyone how to read and enjoy books. I read widely, non-fiction, typically in many subject areas: history, marketing, cooking, journals in natural history and social sciences, biography. Because of this, I am seldom asked for help finding something which I've never heard of or can't spell. This really helps me do my job. Before the internet I collected reference books and read them. Now I collect books about birds and ABC books. I like to play scrabble. I also enjoy novels that employ wordplay or are kindly poking fun at characteristics like is done in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series which I have read through a couple of times. The author is humorous and wise. I'm fascinated by language acquisition, locution and the neuroscience of the mind. I have no interest in anyone's dietary restrictions. I have a creative life with musical adult children. I make myself home with a ball fetching dog (part corgi and part lab) and two felines who are not best friends. I can get very lost at stores and garage sales and I am currently obsessed with robots. I am usually found hiking, repurposing objects or painting from imagination. I'm currently reading A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install and liking it.
Meet her list
A list of children's illustrated or children's fiction books that adults will enjoy. Either they contain marvelous art illustrations, heady text to sigh over or adult subtext that is fun! I've long had a penchant for children's picture books. I enjoyed them enormously as a child. While working at an independent bookstore, I remember trying to hide my glee over being assigned the children's section. [Smiles ear to ear with crazy eyes o(*o*)o ]! When my own children stopped reading illustrated books, I was glad my job description included staying current on children's selections.
In these works, I get a message the writer or illustrator has for the reader, delivered through paper and ink or digitally, sometimes without use of the printed word. The books on my list are all to me a work of art as well as a work of heart. Some are beautiful, some heartbreaking, others funny, scary or downright weird. Don't hesitate to pick up some illustrated books and enjoy the creativity lavished between their covers.