From the January/February, 2011 issue of Touchstone
childrens books Primary Intelligence by Kathie Johnson

Primary Intelligence

When Touchstone editor Jim Kushiner recently came to visit my husband, he was reminded that I have an extensive library of children’s books. He told me that Touchstone readers include many families and that articles about children’s books are popular. Maybe I would consider writing an occasional column?

Although I have been collecting children’s books for almost fifty years, I am not an expert. Most of what I know I have learned from the people who come to use my library: the children and their parents (mostly moms). I have listened and observed and have come to know a few things. Since my husband, Phillip Johnson, is . . .


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