The first time I rode in a car with my brother after his daughter was born, some obnoxious kid’s CD was playing on loop. Around the time the CD started wailing, “When you’re up you’re up, and when you’re down you’re down, but when you’re only halfway up you’re neither up nor down,” my brother

I make my living as a freelance writer so it might go without saying that books and literature are an important focus in my life. My husband, a fantasy novelist and comic artist, is equally hooked on phonics. With parents like us, Babyface was always going to have a small library dedicated to helping her