Family Fridays – Jack London

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014
Family Fridays – Jack London

Books: White Fang and The Call of the Wild Category/Age: Middle Grades, 10+ Blurb – Call of the Wild: The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events leads to his serving as […]

Family Fridays – The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014

Book: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (1958) by Elizabeth George Speare (1959 Newbery Winner) Category/Age: Middle Grades / 9+ Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home […]

Family Fridays – Pre Christmas Three

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013

Here’s the third Pre Christmas set of recommendations. By the way, how is it already mid-November?!? A Little House Christmas Treasury: Festive Holiday Stories: Amazon, Barnes & Noble This enchanting collection of Christmas stories will delight and entertain the elementary school aged crowd. If you have the Little House books, you could of course just […]

Family Fridays – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013

Book: A Wrinkle in Time (1962) Series: The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Genre: Children’s Fantasy / Children’s Science Fiction Ages: 10 and up Blurb: It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset […]

Family Fridays – Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013

Genre: Children’s Fantasy Ages: 9 and up Blurb for the first book: The Lightning Thief After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, […]

Family Fridays – The Westing Game

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013

Book: The Westing Game (1978 – Newberry Medal) by Ellen Raskin Series: Not part of a series. Genre: Children’s Mystery Ages: Barnes and Noble put it in their 10-14 year olds category, which seems about right. Review: This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. […]

Family Fridays – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013

I’m starting a new feature here on Lector’s Books: Family Fridays. This will showcase books appropriate for young readers or young to-be-read-to-ers. I’ll try to include a general age range for content/interest. It’s very hard to set a general guideline for what age will be interested in or able to handle the content of any […]