There’s a cool site out there called Building A Library by Tom. Not THE Tom, like Myspace Tom, but a Tom. Not a drum, but… okay f*ck it, he’s a drum. He calls his aforementioned blog Building A Library because for every week of his wife’s pregnancy, he went out and bought at least one book for his eventual kid. Almost five years later, he’s still developing their collection. He comes from the world of publishing (like me!) and is now a freelance writer and contributing editor for a bunch of media outlets.

He has a good sensibility to his writing and recently wrote the article, Six Princess Books for Parents Who Really, Really Hate Princess Books. As a father of a little girl – who might not fall complete 100% victim to the moth light that is the Disney princess marketing money pit; there’s still hope that she’ll remain a goofball – I could really appreciate his expertise in the field of “girl literature”.

Others left comments in Tom’s article, offering some really great anti-princess suggestions:

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
Every inquisitive little girl wonders what it is really like to be a genuine princess. At the heart of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? lives an energetic, spirited, and contemporary child who has lots of important questions for her mom. Do princesses ride tricycles, climb trees, do chores, or have to eat the crusts of their bread?