These posts are about works of fiction that will most likely be enjoyed by children ages 8 through 12 (approximately).
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.”
— Dr. Seuss
Don’t Be a Caroline!
Being a twin can be amazing (so I’ve heard), but when one gets all the attention, it’s not so great. Continue reading Don’t Be a Caroline!
I Can’t Believe You Smashed My Glass Dragon Spaceship!
Wait. What? Yeah, you’re just going to have to read the book to find out. I really try not to spoil these books with my “reviews”, but it’s really hard not to give some detail. I mean, I don’t want to just regurgitate the synopsis as printed on the book. That’s not very creative. Continue reading I Can’t Believe You Smashed My Glass Dragon Spaceship!
All I want for Christmas is not to die
You know me. I’m a sucker for science fiction, but every once in a while, I’ll venture outside of my comfort zone and read something else, like historical fiction. Read on to see what I thought about Stay Alive by Rodman Philbrick. Continue reading All I want for Christmas is not to die
This is a Test. This is Only a Test.
Andy Marino’s Escape from Chernobyl is a great read for young and old alike. This historical fiction depicts the very real events of April 26, 1986 through the eyes of fictional characters. Continue reading This is a Test. This is Only a Test.
They Were Gone for Days and No One Seemed to Notice
Dinotopia: Lost City by Scott Ciencin is a great read for the whole family. If you like dinosaurs, adventures, pirates, hidden cities, and treasures beyond imagination, then you don’t want to miss these stories like this one from the island of Dinotopia! Continue reading They Were Gone for Days and No One Seemed to Notice
Welcome to Room 117, Prepare to Learn… Nothing.
funny thing is, she’s not actually a student at this school! She’s hoping that in a week or two, she’ll be able to go back home, to her real school and her real friends. But things don’t go quite as she planned. Continue reading Welcome to Room 117, Prepare to Learn… Nothing.
If you’ve never heard of the The Princess Bride, I don’t know where you’ve been. I, like most, I’m sure, was first introduced to ThePrincess Bride in movie form. In fact, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve had the unfortunate luck however, that I’ve bought the movie on DVD four times over the course of several years, and each time, the DVD works only part of the way through the movie. What in the world? What does the universe have against me finishing this movie?! I think the time has come for me to purchase… Continue reading Inconceivable!
Resistance is Futile – Or is it?
One of the major themes that you will see me repeat time and time again in this blog is that you should be reading to your children. Today’s book, Titan Base by Eric S. Nylund, is a great read for anyone who enjoys action and adventure, and yes, a little mystery too. Titan Base is book 3 in the 4-book series called The Resisters. The kids and I are both loving this storyline! Any time I break off to try to read something else, they beg to return to this series as soon as possible. I can’t blame them. This… Continue reading Resistance is Futile – Or is it?
Ay! Ye be needin ta be readin with yer kids, ya scallywag!
During a recent trip to the library, I spotted this book on a small table with books marked as “Last Chance!” I assumed that this meant the books on the table were about to be removed from circulation if they weren’t borrowed soon. With its attractive, colorful cover, which is a picture of two children swinging from ropes into or over a blazing fire, I thought, “That looks interesting!” so, I borrowed it, in an attempt to save the poor book from being withdrawn. Continue reading Ay! Ye be needin ta be readin with yer kids, ya scallywag!
The Clone Wars may be over, but a new war is just beginning
Ahsoka is an excellent read for any Star Wars fan. I didn’t find any objectionable content in the story and would have no problem with my middle-grade and almost-teenager read it. I had a little trouble following where exactly Ahsoka was as she bounced from planet to planet (moon to moon?), but the story contained the usual Star Wars action, which is always fun for us as readers. The story also connects how Ahsoka becomes associated with the Rebel Alliance in its early days. Continue reading The Clone Wars may be over, but a new war is just beginning
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