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…]

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…]

Jun 012014
 
The Waffle Iron

One of the earliest Uncle Roy Storiestm we told our kids was the story of Uncle Roy and the Waffle Iron. The in-laws had a tradition of Sunday breakfast and in keeping with that tradition every weekend we would mix up a batch of batter, break out the waffle iron and all have a nice [Read more…]