Jul 152014
 
The Superhero Movie Primer

Since three of the top ten films so far this year (in terms of box office) are superhero movies and Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us I feel compelled to provide a guide for parents on what constitutes a good and/or appropriate superhero movie for your kids. Why some succeed as entertainment for the youngsters [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 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…]

Jun 102014
 
What Kind of Dad Are You?

As Father’s Day approaches the mailbox has been filling with magazines paying homage to dads. Often they are filled with stories of children discovering the truth about the father they thought they knew (or never knew – pathos!) or dads reflecting on the wonder of childhood as they see themselves reflected in their children’s eyes. [Read more…]

May 102014
 
5 Great Graphic Novels For Kids

My last post about the Top 5 Graphic Novels For Kids got a terrific response and I got some good recommendations for titles I wasn’t aware of. It also stirred up the old grey cells and I went digging deeper into the kids’ bookshelves to find comics that once upon a time lovingly littered the [Read more…]