By JK Rowling
After years of my niece telling me I just HAD to read Harry Potter, I finally got it from the library. I was lucky enough to get the edition with Jim Kay’s illustrations, which are terrific.
I have to admit; I wasn’t looking forward to this read. I’m not much into magical/fantasy fiction. I enjoyed the first Harry Potter movie, but reading this big book was more of a commitment than popcorn and a couple hours in a theater. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
by Maryrose Wood
(The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Children and adults will delight in the first entry of the Incorrigible Children series and be eager to keep reading through the conclusion, book #6. Continue reading “The Mysterious Howling”
by Audrey Penn
Ages: 3-7 years old
The Kissing Hand is a sweet story about a young raccoon struggling with leaving his mom’s side.
Chester Raccoon is about to start school for the first time, but doesn’t want to leave his mother. So Mrs. Raccoon shares a family tradition with Chester called “the kissing hand.” Mrs. Raccoon kisses the palm of Chester’s hand and tells him to press his hand into his cheek anytime Continue reading “The Kissing Hand”
By Rick Riordan
Ages: 11 years old and up
Percy Jackson is a sixth-grader who is a good kid, but he has ADHD, dyslexia, cannot seem to control his temper, and is not doing well at his boarding school. When his mom finds out that Percy is in trouble, she knows that it is time for Continue reading “The Lightening Thief: A book review”