Sep 102014
 
Diving Into the Young Adult Pool

When choosing books my son’s inclination is to gravitate toward books for younger readers. This is only natural seeing as how he enjoys the company of – and is very popular with – younger kids. As parents, Merran and I are of course happy to encourage his continued youthful outlook since no parent we know [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 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 252014
 
Choosing What's Appropriate

My son had a sleepover last weekend with a friend and I got into a conversation with the parents whose son was eager to watch Star Wars Episode III. Because my son is obsessed with Harry Potter and I’m not a big fan of the first three episodes of Star Wars my son hadn’t seen [Read more…]

May 052014
 
The Top 5 Comic Strip Collections

I’ve talked a lot about comic books and graphic novels but with summer on the way it’s time to start planning for the kids making a serious study of their comic strip compilations. We don’t subscribe to a daily paper that has a section of funny pages and when they come across a comics page [Read more…]