I, lucky librarian that I am, get to spend my day with children's books. The collection I curate is the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada, with holdings that are diverse, as well as serendipitous, built up over time by collection founder and benefactor, Eileen Wallace. A significant collection strength is historical and contemporary Atlantic Canadian Books for Children.
On this blog, I will showcase material from the collection as well as ramble on about children's and YA literature and some of the cultural issues that impinge upon them. As the mother of a pre-schooler, I will also share some of my daughter's lists of favourite books.
As for the title of this blog, it is taken from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and is spoken by the Dormouse at the Mad Hatter's tea party: "mouse-traps, and the moon, and memory, and muchness-- you know you say things are 'much of a muchness'--did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness?"