Katherine Willoughby

Katherine Willoughby lives is Richmond, Virginia and teaches Junior Kindergarten at the same school where she discovered her love of reading. When she is not in the classroom, Katherine enjoys building wooden train layouts with her three-year-old son, playing board games while drinking IPA’s with her husband, and taking part in pub trivia. Read Across America Day is her favorite holiday!

Is Virginia Woolf’s THE WAVES a Beach Read?

Having trouble getting through The Waves by Virginia Woolf? Read it at the beach.

A Poopload of Potty Training Books

Potty training books for parents and kids alike.

A Newsies Reading List

10 Picture Books for Father’s Day

The Bookish Version of Say Yes to the Dress

A reader imagines a bookish reality TV show that's a literary version of Say Yes to the Dress. The title? Look: Is This Your Book?

Jack Fell Down and Broke His…or Alternative Nursery Rhymes

A teacher writes about nursery rhymes as great conversation starters for the four-year-old set, and lists 5 alternative nursery rhyme collections and retellings.

Beverly Cleary Writes the Books About Us

In honor of the 102nd birthday of Beverly Cleary, one reader writes about the Ramona Quimby author's talent for speaking to the everyday lives of kids and adults like us.

A Literary Antidote to Game of Thrones

Need something happy and lighthearted after reading a little too much Game of Thrones? One reader shares the childhood book she turned to for an antidote.

The Baby Eye of Sauron

When you introduce your small kid to The Lord of the Rings, of course they will pretend to be characters from the franchise. Like Sauron's eye.