Family Fridays – Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013

Book: Goodnight iPad (2011) Genre: Babies & Toddlers, Children’s General, and Parenting. Ages: Babies & Toddlers up through parents and grandparents Blurb: In a bright buzzing room, in the glow of the moon-and iPhones and Androids and Blackberries too-it is time to say goodnight… Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs […]

Family Fridays – Bread and Jam for Frances (Frances Series) by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

Book: Bread and Jam for Frances (1964) Series: Frances the Badger Genre: Children’s general / early readers Ages: 4-8 years old (younger is fine) Blurb: Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won’t touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at […]

Family Fridays – Winter is Coming

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

The only thing that I have in common with or even remotely enjoyed about the Game of Thrones (review here) is the whole “Winter is Coming” thing. I absolutely love winter. I wait for it all year. Mid summer I remind my husband that it’s not too early to start planning for Christmas. I love […]

Family Fridays: I Lost My Kisses by Trudie Trewin

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

Guest blogger Stori shares one of her favorite children’s books! Book: I Lost My Kisses Genre: Children’s general Ages: 2 to 8 Blurb: Matilda Rose loves to kiss. But one day, something goes terribly, horribly wrong. She loses her kisses, just before her daddy is going to come home. Matilda goes on the hysterical and […]

Family Fridays – Gifts to Encourage Children to Read (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013

Even before my son was born, I put a lot of thought into this question: “how can I encourage him to be a reader?”  I only have one child, and he is (as of press time) not yet eight months old. Since he is currently more interested in trying to eat his books than read […]

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 – A Link to a List

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013

It’s been a crazy busy week, so instead of writing my own blog post, I’m going to cheat and use someone else’s. The Simple Mom is one of the few blogs I follow on a regular basis – occasionally funny, occasionally practical, occasionally sentimental, and almost always a good read. I tend to read it […]

Family Fridays – Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

Book: Danny the Champion of the World (1975) Genre: Children’s General Ages: 7-12 Blurb: Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out […]

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 – Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead and Erin Stead

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013

Genre: Children’s General Ages: 2-6 Blurb: It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell… Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn’t have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to […]