BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of a Brownie

This week I finished reading this book aloud for the second time. My kids LOVED it! Originally written in 1908, you would think that the language and plot would be too antiquated for young children. Not so. This was my daughter’s second time hearing it and my son’s first. My daughter was around my son’s current age when she heard […]


I can’t believe I never read this book as a child. I would have loved it! I recently finished reading this book to my 9yr old and both agreed it was a great book! A little boy befriends and tames a brown bear in Alaska, before its statehood. The small town in which they live is less than keen on […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Tail of Emily Windsnap

My daughter and I just loved this story about a little girl (Emily) that finds out she is half mermaid. Her mother is phobic about water and doesn’t allow her daughter to ever enter the water even though they live on a houseboat surrounded by water! When she finally does experience being submerged in water Emily finds out that it […]