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Great books for teens

Teenagers are reading lots these days. CBC Radio recently had two young book aficionados talk about what teens are interested in, and it’s more than just Twilight (although Twilight’s in there as well). They said that some hot teen genres are: *Speculative fiction (this used to be known as science […]

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice may be the next Willy Wonka. I’m excited! I think I may have just found the next book we’re going to read aloud. It’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Here’s why. Tim Burton is directing a movie of the classic, which will star Johnny Depp as the […]

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Willy Wonka to the rescue

Willy Wonka has been a huge success. As you may remember from a previous post, my son and I were looking for a book to read aloud, and I stumbled upon Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Raold Dahl. We read it in the course of about five nights and […]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Robin Hood didn’t turn out so well. Too many thees and thous. It was all, “Robin thou doest” this, and “thou hast not” that. Too much for a seven-year-old, no matter how many bloodthirsty deeds there are. We got two chapters in and had to stop. In desperation, I went […]

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Finding a classic for today

I’m looking for a classic to read to my son.Although he’s a good reader, I still read to him every night. It’s us-time. And, it gives me a chance to stop and explain certain words or phrases as I read. A couple of days ago, driving home from vacation, we […]

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The Twilight series

What you need to know about Twilight. So you’ve heard about the Twilight series and you’re wondering if you should get the books for your daughter. There are four books in the series: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Here’s what you need to know about Twilight: 1) What […]

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Cartooning for Kids

When kids write… they read. Adventures in Cartooning is a great book that teaches kids how to do their own cartoons.And they don’t have to be great at drawing, either. The book uses an engaging story line to take the reader through the process of building their own cartoon. Before […]