Tag: children’s books

Top ten books I wish I’d read as a child

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is actually something I’ve thought a lot about: books I wish I’d read as a child.  There’s something so completely different about reading a book as a child — really falling into the story and characters and making… Continue Reading “Top ten books I wish I’d read as a child”

Review: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

I absolutely loved this children’s book about a girl from a Cuban-Jewish family living in New York who is seriously injured in a car accident and ends up in a full body cast.  It’s a perfect book for children in about 3rd-4th grade who… Continue Reading “Review: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar”

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: the Book versus the Movie

I hadn’t heard of this book until the movie came out and got so much Oscar-attention.  Then I came across the book in the library and was intrigued: it’s a hefty hardback with a spine about three inches across, yet it’s the recipient of… Continue Reading “The Invention of Hugo Cabret: the Book versus the Movie”

On visiting my public library (and bringing home some old friends)

I’m lucky — I live right next to a beautiful, fairly new public library, and sadly, I rarely use it. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about making a career change.  I have a good job, but events in the last couple of weeks… Continue Reading “On visiting my public library (and bringing home some old friends)”

Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

This week I finished two books – The Passage and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.   My review of The Passage is in progress, but let me just say I was relieved to have finished it – and that’s not a good sign.  I… Continue Reading “Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief”

Seven movies based on Wizard of Oz in production

At least one Oz-based movie has wrapped up production, called The Witches of Oz (see trailer here).  At the same time, there are at least four other Oz-related movies in planning, and none of them seem to have any interest in fidelity to the… Continue Reading “Seven movies based on Wizard of Oz in production”

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