Novel: The Giver by Lois Lowry (Book 1 The Giver Quartet)

Now this book jumped the list because I saw the trailer for this film the other day so I had to read it. I’m actually supposed to be reading something else but this got me excited and well I’m a Disney kid so I fallow my gut especially when it says “Read this! 405 more words


The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Could you solve the mysteries of this dark picture book?

I’m a big fan of Chris Van Allbsurg, he has written and illustrated many award winning picture books such as Jumanji and The Polar Express.  348 more words

Nugget and Fang

Nugget and Fang written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Michael Slack (2013)

Fang the shark and Nugget the minnow were best friends until Nugget went to school. 195 more words

Picture Book Reviews

Ninja Red Riding Hood

Ninja Red Riding Hood written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and illustrated by Dan Santat (2014)

Hot off the presses! If you’ve read The Three Ninja Pigs (Rosen & Santat, 2012) you’ll remember what happened to that big bad wolf when the pigs took martial arts lessons. 268 more words

Picture Book Reviews

Bridge to Terabithia (1977)

To what extent do our expectations colour our views? I had never read anything by Katherine Paterson until I read The Great Gilly Hopkins last February. 1,003 more words

Children's Literature

The Spider #2

Ider want to know why so many people are afrider of a spider,

Unless of course they get insider your pants

or besider your head.

Herbert's Sherbet Shirt

There once was a boy named Herbert

Who for dessert daily craved sherbet

But since he was such a messy lad

His manners would lustfully desert him… 12 more words