What Wee Read
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
This charming classic won the Caldecott Honor in 1949, and it holds up as one of our kids' favorite bedtime reads. We love that little Sal (who is said to be based on the author's daughter) comes across as a real-life curious kid, rather than a girly stereotype. While gathering blueberries in her tin pail — “ku-plink, ku-plank, ku-plunk” — little Sal and a bear cub get mixed up and accidentally follow after the wrong mom. The sweet story with lovely block printed illustrations should be in every kid’s home library.