BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 2

BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 2

I started talking about this series in April, when we first discovered it and started reading the first volume (which included 2 of the books: “Charmed Life” and “The Lives of Christopher Chant”). At that point I was intrigued and had just started enjoying this series…Now we have worked our way through 5 of this series and are halfway through […]

BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly House

This is a touching story of a little girl who rescues a caterpillar & decides to raise it to adulthood. With the help of her grandpa, she builds a beautiful “Butterfly House,” & cares for the caterpillar as it goes through it’s metamorphosis. A great book for introducing the concepts of metamorphosis & caring for nature’s creatures. And the illustrations […]

BOOK REVIEW: Gentle Ben

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 […]