Aliens on Vacation (a Review)

The concept which begins this story is one used in many mid-grade stories (parents can’t avoid having to leave for a long period of time and have to ‘dump’ the main character on an unfamiliar relative/friend). However, this time there is a whole new, funny twist to the idea. David’s parents are busy professionals and […]

Fin M’Coul, the Giant of Knockmany Hill (a Review)

With St. Patrick’s day right around the corner, I decided to share and review one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day themed books: Fin M’Coul, the Giant of Knockmany Hill, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. This storybook brings to life an Irish tale that has been handed down from generation to generation about the popular […]

The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool (a Review)

  About The Cloud Spinner The small boy in this book has the very special gift of spinning cloth with threads made from the clouds. He uses the orange clouds of the morning, white clouds of the afternoon, and crimson clouds of the evening to make himself a beautiful scarf. When the King of the […]

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (a Review)

I just finished reading Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis. For those who only know C.S. Lewis by reading The Chronicles of Narnia with your children, I encourage you to read this beautiful and complex novel. It captures the realities of doubt through the lens of myth and creates a haunting […]

The Little Train by Lois Lenski (a book review)

Are you a lover of children’s books by Lois Lenski? If you aren’t familiar with her name, her books might cue your memory. She’s written lovely books like Strawberry Girl, Praire School, and Houseboat Girl for the young reader. But she might be most famous for her books for the littles. She’s written delightful books […]