The Hobbit Read-Along, Pt. 1: Tookishness is a Funny Word

Wherein Bilbo Baggins receives a visit from the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves. After eating, they discuss the recovery of the treasure that the dragon Smaug took from Erebor, the dwarves’ home, and Bilbo is hired as their “burglar,” despite his protests. 1,571 more words

Read-Alongs

Book 37 - Peter Pan (audio book)

“Peter Pan” by J M Barrie (1911)

People I have mentioned this to have been uniformly surprised to hear that I had never read “Peter Pan”. 464 more words

Childrens Literature

Constance Corcoran Wilson’s The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats-Christmas Cats 3

I received this book courtesy of Ms. Wilson for the purpose of a fair and honest review.

Overview: The Christmas Cats have been called to help some children with their school bus. 130 more words

Book Apprasials

Guest Blog: Lewis Carroll and His Sisters

By Chris Evers

In August 1868, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, took a lease on a house called ‘The Chestnuts’ in Guildford, close by the town’s castle. 629 more words

Literature

The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon & other pirating books by Jonny Duddle (Templar)

On the last Tuesday of the month I run a bookclub at my bookshop for grown ups who enjoy children’s literature. There is a mixture of writers, teachers, librarians and keen beans. 495 more words

Picture Books

two short and zesty chapter books

Dory Fantasmagory, written and illustrated by Abby Hanlon
published in 2014 by Dial Books for Young Readers

Dory is a pint-sized girl with an epic, double-dip, tip-toppy imagination. 632 more words

Fiction