Picture book clues

Picture book clues

Welcome back! The new academic year has begun. Our days are shorter with a distinct chill in the early morning air. Bookwagon has been busy taking bookings for school events and popup sales. We are working to include a wonderful new selection of books aboard the...
Children’s reading choices

Children’s reading choices

What does gender distinction have to do with children’s reading choices? Pink and Blue It wasn’t until the 1980’s that gender specific clothing became common, i.e., pink for girls, blue for boys. The distinction coincided with prenatal testing...
Reading journeys

Reading journeys

‘Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.’- Jean Rhys To a summer reading challenge I hope you’ve settled into a summer of reading. I wonder about the reading journeys...
In the summertime

In the summertime

‘Winter’s Bone‘ was a breakout movie for Jennifer Lawrence. Emerging from the cinema after watching it, I felt I had hypothermia. The cold, lifeless, grey setting had permeated every part of me. I am similarly affected by my reading matter. I could...
Independence

Independence

What is independence? While our website was being rebuilt, Bookwagon sought tuition from a marketing consultant. At one point we argued that his comparison of Bookwagon to Amazon was irrelevant. Bookwagon is an independent children’s bookshop. He asked,...
Irreplaceable

Irreplaceable

During the Bookwagon website building hiatus, I read Bookworm  in which Lucy Mangan recalls and critiques her life through each of her irreplaceable books. Her books are irreplaceable to her, so  that she has kept every title since childhood. Lucy Mangan estimates her...