Jul 252014
 
Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

The editor and writer Ben Bova once defined the difference between fantasy and science fiction this way, “Fantasy has trees, science fiction has rivets.” That’s a broad oversimplification but an essentially workable line in the sand to use as a definition. I point this out because as Merran and I went through NPR’s list she [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…]