Jesse Doogan

Jesse Doogan writes about food, faith, books, and DIY projects, and sometimes even puts these things on her blog. She works in publishing and lives near Chicago with her cat. She tweets about all these things at @jadoogan.   Blog Twitter: @jadoogan

When Children’s Book Authors Don’t Like Children’s Books

Authors like Louisa May Alcott and A.A. Milne learned their success in children's literature didn't translate to respect for their art.

Please Stop Removing Recipes from Audiobooks!

The recipes in foodie audiobooks add that something extra and deserve to be heard by audiobook listeners. Here's why.

How To Create The Most Adorable Winnie the Pooh Nursery

From soothing rugs and plushes, to gorgeous artwork for the walls, get started designing your Winnie the Pooh nursery here!

Literary Printables for Last Minute Gifting

If you've found yourself guilty of last-minute gifting, you'll want to order a few of these printable bookish items!

10 Picture Book Biographies of Authors to Show Kids How to Use Their Words

These picture book biographies of authors, including John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien, show children how they can use their words to describe their inner and outer worlds.

So You’re Stuck in a Cozy Mystery: A Survival Kit

Listen, if you’re planning a life of amateur sleuthing, you’re going to have to be prepared. First, you need to look like a detective.

What Makes a Good Book Club Question?

What makes for a good book club question? Here are some tips to consider before your next book club meeting.

Picture Books for Back-to-School Jitters

It's that time of year! These picture books about kids heading off to school will help your little one conquer any back-to-school jitters, including King of Kindergarten written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

10 Cozy Mysteries for a Gentle Thrill (+ a Bonus!)

Don't let the charm of charm of that seaside village or sun-drenched winery fool you... get into these cozy mysteries for a gentle thrill!

10 Terrific Touch-and-Feel Books like PAT THE BUNNY

These touch-and-feel books for toddlers, including Scales & Tales by PBS Kids, keep kids entertained and help foster a lifelong love of books and reading.