Category Archives: children

Book Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a well-loved classic children’s story that I had never read until the past week. Although it was written over one hundred years ago, it still has much to say about human … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller (2013), written and illustrated by bestselling and award-winning author Kevin Henkes, is a  book for 7-10 year old children. In it, Billy experiences his second grade year in an ordinary way. The reader discovers that ordinary … Continue reading

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Author Birthday: Dr. Suess

Everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss book, right? Today is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote many popular children’s books as Dr. Seuss. It’s difficult for me to choose just one, but Green Eggs and Ham stands out in … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Water Castle

The Water Castle (2013) by Megan Frazer Blakemore is a tale with classic themes. It takes place in a small Maine town known as Crystal Springs, a place that isn’t on any map. When young Ephraim’s father suffers a stroke, his … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Twistrose Key

The Twistrose Key (2013) is a debut fantasy novel for children  in the middle grades by the Norwegian author Tone Almhjell, and is illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. It has been compared to The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass, but this … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Journey

This is my first preview of children’s fiction. I believe there is something extra-special about stories for children. No matter what your age, experiencing a book for kids (and their adults) takes you on a magical adventure in time back … Continue reading

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Author Birthday: Lewis Carroll

On this day in 1832, the Victorian author whose famous pen name is Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. He was not only a writer, but also an accomplished mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, photographer, and artist. He … Continue reading

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