A weekend read…


Charming story to catch up with this weekend – Robert McCloskey’s “Lentil”
A sculpture of Lentil and his dog, Harmony, by Nancy Shon, is located in a park  in Hamilton, Ohio. Robert McCloskey was “from” Ohio and New England. Although Lentil’s dog did not have a name in the story, the dog was named Harmony in a contest. Sculptor Shon also did the version of Mrs Mallard and her ducklings that is in Boston’s Public Gardens.


Favorite children’s books?

Time of Wonder


Do you have any favorite children’s books?

Think of one you enjoyed as a child or a new one that you discovered with a child.

Some favorites here include Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey, as well as the delightful books by Dahlov Ipcar. It has been fun sharing her re-issued classics with children today. They so much remain relevant!

How many classics do you remember those from your own childhood?

One Morning in Maine


One Morning in Maine
Another of our favorite classic children’s books –

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey!

Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal

Some of our favorite children’s books are classics –

Blueberries for Sal  by Robert McCloskey is one!

Vote for Bruce Roberts Toy Fund!

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OTTO’S PIZZA for Bruce Roberts Toy Fund!

Fundraiser!Bruce Roberts Toy Fund Logo

Enjoy award winning pizza and contribute to a great cause!

Bruce Roberts Toy Fund Day at OTTO’S PIZZA

574 Congress Street (newly expanded dining area and bar)

Tuesday, February 26

Lunch (11am-2pm) and Dinner (5pm-9pm)

A percentage of the gross receipts at this location during these

hours will be donated directly to the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund.