Jul 102014
 
The Mystery of Fred and Ginger

It’s no secret that I have a fondness for old movies. It doesn’t matter what genre: action, mystery, comedy, romance, sweeping historical epics, musicals, you name it, I’m up for watching. Now, as I introduce our kids to various media I’ve brought out examples of some of these old films. Casablanca was an easy choice [Read more...]

Jul 052014
 
How We Found Bone

My kids continue to thwart my efforts to make them like the stuff that I like. Not to say I don’t like the stuff that they’ve come to enjoy, they just refuse to be little clones of me. For example, at their age I completely obsessed over Star Wars, and even though they have friends [Read more...]

Jun 302014
 
Book Series for Girls

My daughter has been reading the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. There are currently 53 books in the series including manga and field guides and my daughter is adamant that she will read them all. However, because we’re getting them from the library and there is sometimes a delay in the book arriving at our [Read more...]

Jun 252014
 
Top 10 Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Boys and Girls

By coincidence I’ve been making a great number of book recommendations for kids recently and have already received feedback that some of them have been quite successful. So, spurred on by this encouragement I’ve decided to share the recommendations in the hopes that needy parents and readers everywhere may benefit. For boys age 10 and [Read more...]

Jun 202014
 
Book Dad on the Classics

As parents we live in an exciting time for the youth book market – especially if you market books for youth. Ever since Harry Potter became, well Harry Potter, and J.K. Rowling got that giant swimming pool of money everyone has been scrambling to find the next big thing. On one level it’s an amusing [Read more...]