I love, nay adore, the Lemony Snicket series. I’ve read the books, twice with two different kids, met the author (in character, as Mr. Snicket), and even heard him sing. And play the mandolin, which in this case means a small musical instrument with a pear-shaped body and a fretted neck. RL: 6.3-6.7 CSM: 9+ Rating: PG Content: Dark humor,… Read More
How to you keep your children supplied with books? In our household it’s a steady round-robin of the local public library, the teacher’s book collection, the school library, and excursions to the bookstore. And of course my well-used account on Amazon.com, and increasingly BarnesAndNoble.com. Occasionally, I will borrow books, but more often I give them away – back to the… Read More
Even the plush are affected. This is choke-on-my-own-spit funny, people. That is all. p.s. Thanks, Penny!
Do you find your child only reading one kind of book, or are they a literary omnivore? My first son, the now-infamous Dark Omen, was a dedicated adventure book reader. He would dabble in non-fiction on occasion, but for any serious curling up time, it had to be Tom Swift or Artemis Fowl or Peter the Starcatcher. Epic adventure, spaceships… Read More
Sue’s Work-in-Progress RL: 7.3 CSM: n/a Rating: PG Content: peril of characters Ink Spells recommends Sue’s WIP for readers 8+. Ink Spells reviews provide five different pieces of information for you, my lovely blog reader, to assess whether a book is right for your young reader. Note the operative word there: YOU. YOU are the one who is in charge… Read More
I want to pass on the love to some fellow bloggers, bestowing upon them the Kreativ Blogger award. Check out these blogs for cool stuff about books, writing and more: I already talked about Great Kids Book blog, and the awesome work Mary Ann is doing over there in finding books for kids – check her out! Dale Pease is… Read More