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 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…]

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…]

Feb 102014
 
Top 5 Old Musicals for Kids

Let’s throw out a hypothetical scenario: you’re cruising Netflix or – can it be true – the kid’s section of your local video store and you think to yourself, “holy smokes, there are a lot of movies and TV shows for our kids to watch! If we work through this entire collection we will have [Read more…]