20+ book gifts for hip kids – and adults, too!

Got a kid on your holiday shopping list? Wanna introduce them to the Beats, modern design, the '60s, jazz, folk, or rock & roll? Or, just give 'em something fun? Check these way cool tomes for tots (and grown-ups, too).Most of these are picture books; a few are available for Kindle, too. Click on any title to learn more or to purchase.1. Hit the Road, Jack Jack is a … [Read more...]

Review – An Invisible Flower by Yoko Ono

An Invisible Flower by Yoko Ono / Chronicle Books / 52 pages / 978-1452109114An Invisible Flower was written and illustrated by nineteeen-year-old Yoko Ono, years before she met John Lennon, or became a public figure.It is the tale of a girl who sees a flower that no one else can see. Finally, she meets a man, "Smelty John," who can see the flower, too. It carries with … [Read more...]

Review – The John Lennon Letters

It's the small artifacts of everyday life which reveal so much about us - the notes, letters, photos, lists, all capture our daily moods and thoughts. Some are intimate; others are mundane, but all have the capacity to shed light on who we are.Collected here are John Lennon's letters, postcards and other ephemera; each pictured with a transcription (in case you can't read … [Read more...]