5 out of 5 Stars A few months ago a friend of mine asked if I had ever heard of the book called "Swallows and Amazons" by Arthur Ransome. Her husband grew up with English parents and this was a favorite of his, and since my husband comes from England, she was thinking we might... Continue Reading →
Fans of the book "Matilda" will love this musical version of the book, which has been playing on stage in the West End of London. See our full review here!
2.5 out of 5 Stars We were looking for some new "fantasy" books to read and we came across "The Time Travelers" by Linda Buckley-Archer. This is part of the Gideon Trioloy and was marketed as perfect for "kids who love Harry Potter". We love Harry Potter, but I can't honestly say the same about... Continue Reading →
Do you have any Roald Dahl fans in your family? If so, you should check out the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in England! Here is our review!
My son's last day of school was a week ago. The school year was extended due to our many snow days and we were a bit later getting down to the library to sign up for our summer reading program than usual. While we were there my son decided to pick up a few books.... Continue Reading →
This is an interview I did with my son after he read the 4th book in the Timmy Failure Series called Timmy Failure: "Sanitzed for your Protection" by Stephan Pastis. The lad has been a long time fan of this series and now feels even more connected to it due to a chance encounter with it's creator while... Continue Reading →
5 out of 5 Stars My son and I were recently at the Amazon Bookstore in our local mall. We love to spend time in all bookstores and after perusing the graphic novel section we headed over to the children's area. He was off to find chapter books and I was headed to the picture... Continue Reading →
4 out of 5 Stars I introduced myself to the Wrinkle In Time series only recently and after reading the first book, I quickly went back to my local bookstore and picked up the other 4 books in the series. I fell quickly in love with the story of Meg and Charles Wallace and the... Continue Reading →
4.5 out of 5 stars We are a big fan of Kate DiCamillo's books and when we heard the Oregon Children's Theater was going to be doing Flora & Ulysses this season we got tickets right away and grabbed the book to read since we had never read it! It was delightful! This story is about... Continue Reading →
Kid review: 4.5/5 - he says it isn't perfect but close Mom review: 2.5/5 - it has to do with the gross factor and nasty attitudes On a recent trip to Whistler, BC we popped into their little bookstore, Armchair Books, to peruse the kid's section since my son hadn't packed enough books and had... Continue Reading →