Family Fridays – TV Shows for One Year Olds That Won’t Make You Insane (YMMV)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014

As mentioned earlier in the week, my son and I both had a pretty bad cold a few weeks ago, and so we did something we normally don’t do: we camped out in a comfy chair together, snuggled, went through mountains of tissues, and watched several tv shows back to back. Here are my top […]

Family Fridays – Pre Christmas Five

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving yesterday and has a respectable, but not overwhelming, amount of leftovers. Today is our last Pre Christmas Post! See below for links to all four previous installments. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is such a classic that it needs no introduction. So I shall simply say, if you don’t have […]

Family Fridays – Pre Christmas Four

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013

Here’s is the fourth in my Pre Christmas series. Have you started shopping yet? I’ve had my baby’s presents for weeks now. Not that I’m excited or anything… Angelina’s Christmas (1985): Amazon, Barnes & Noble I adore this book. The illustrations are beautiful and it tells a simple tale about wanting to make an old […]

Family Fridays – Pre-Christmas Two

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013

I’m continuing with part two of our Pre Christmas series (you can see my twisted logic as to why this is ok here). Merry Christmas, Ernest and Celestine by Gabrielle Vincent (1983) It is perhaps unfair of me to recommend this book – it is out of print. But I have to. It is such […]

Family Fridays – Pre-Christmas One

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013

Welcome to Christmas Season! No, don’t run away – at least let me explain. While I try very hard to stifle the Christmas spirit until it’s legally allowed (post-Thanksgiving meal in our house), one thing that I am allowed to discuss during the year is Christmas presents. I hate waiting until the last minute, and […]

Family Fridays – Brazil Edition

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013

Well, the rest of the September is going to look quite a bit different here at Lector’s Books. For one thing, as you’re reading this, I am probably struggling my way through Brazilian customs right now (with a baby!) and will be spending much of the rest of the month there. While I love this […]

Family Fridays – Mulan

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013

Genre: Children’s TV/Movies Ages: It’s rated G, I couldn’t find a good age range, but probably pretty young. Definitely less scary than some other Disney movies, but the “bad guys” were kind of scary. Blurb:  Clever Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier named “Ping” to bravely take her father’s place in the Imperial Army. […]

Family Fridays – Avatar: The Last Airbender TV Series

Posted by on May 31, 2013

TV Show: Avatar: The Last Airbender (this has nothing to do with the James Cameron Avatar movie) Genre: Children’s Fantasy/Anime Ages: 8-10 on up, depending on the child Synopsis: Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Only the Avatar was the master of all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless Fire Nation from conquering the world. […]