September is upon us, and summer’s long, lazy days will give way to fall’s cooler temperatures and pumpkin-flavored delights. Here at Ladies On The Shelf, our school days may be long gone (save for Jessi, our resident teacher), but the changing seasons and Target aisles full of binders and notebook paper remind us of heading back into the classroom and the promise of a fresh start for the school year. As we wax sentimental about the first day of school, […]
Harriet was wearing glasses without lenses before it was cool. In case you haven’t gotten enough Harriet from us yet (we know we haven’t – check out our group reread discussion and Caitlin’s writing tips from Harriet), we took some extra inspiration from the book and made a Pin board. I have to tell you, it’s probably the most fun I’ve had making a board to date. Check it out!
Happy birthday, Harriet! The classic children’s novel Harriet The Spy turned 50 this year, and we thought that presented a fantastic opportunity to relive her spy routes and misadventures. We use the word “relive” here in a half-truth, as we’ve discovered our own Erin Cloud has not read this childhood gem! Thus, she gets the wonderful opportunity to read this great piece of fiction for the first time, while Jessi and Caitlin relive the magic of the first time through […]
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved children’s novel, the LOTS team took time to re-read Harriet the Spy and record our grown up observations for a book we loved as a kid. As a sort of prequel to our upcoming observations article, I thought I’d take a minute to share some thoughts I had on Harriet’s favorite thing – writing. As a writer, I find I both admire and relate to Harriet M. Welsch’s writing experiences. Sometimes, […]