Tag: children

Top 5 Classic Children’s Books About Dogs

A selection of classic children’s literature that explores the bond between man and dog.

Top 5 Worst Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Not a definitive listing, just the ones I currently find the most egregious.  Anne With an E (2018, TV)     I am a purist in that I think movie or television adaptations of well-loved books should stick as close as possible to the…

Top 5 Library Themed Young Adult Books

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler- E. L. Konigsburg Synopsis: When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable,…

Top 5 Disney Animated Films

Robin Hood (1973) I have very fond memories of watching this film at a friend’s house as a child. Whenever I visited, we watched this movie. I am fairly confident that I watched Robin Hood about 900 times before my fourteenth birthday. What I…

Children’s Books With Strong Male Characters

I only recommend books that I have personally read and enjoyed. Here is a selection of children’s books I read in my childhood (or a little more recently) that portray young men and boys in a positive light and emphasize character traits like bravery,…

Children’s Books with Strong Heroines

I only recommend books that I have personally read and enjoyed. Here is a selection of children’s books I read in my childhood (or a little more recently) that portray young women and girls in a positive light and emphasize character traits like bravery,…

Ursula K Le Guin-A Wizard of Earthsea

Themes Explored: friendship, power, coming of age, pride, language, supernatural, man and the natural world, education, duty, personal responsibility, arrogance, death, death, balance, coming-of-age, fantasy, dragons, magic, wizardry, consequences Summary: Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth….

Top 5 Under Appreciated Disney Movies

1.Iron Will Release Date: 14 January 1994 Synopsis: When Will Stoneman’s father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require…

Movie Review: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman Rating: G Starring: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson Screenplay: Bill Peet Based on The Once & Future King by: T.H. White Music By: George Bruns Cinematography/Art Direction: Ken Anderson Running Time: 79 Minutes Premiered: December 25, 1963 (US Release) DVD…

Top 5 Fairy Tale Origins

Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap, is a European fairy tale that is over 2000 years old. The story has gone through numerous adaptations and readings throughout history. The African version most likely evolved from the…

Movie Review: Minions

Director: Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin Rating: PG Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Geoffrey Rush Screenplay: Brian Lynch Music By: Heitor Pereira Film Editing: Claire Dodgson Running Time: 91 Minutes Premiered: July 10, 2015 (US Release) Synopsis: Minions Stuart, Kevin…

Top 5 Classic Children Novels

Carry on Mr. Bowditch– Jean Lee Latham This is a fictionalized biography about Nathaniel “Nat” Bowditch, a real life sailor and mathematician who published the definitive reference for seamen: The American Practical Navigator. Latham’s book depicts the boyhood and young adult life on Nat,…

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Kenyan Library

Life in the pages :) Literature Obsessed, Lover of Art & Photography... Say Hi and Stick Around.

Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

What's She Reading?

Because the only thing better than reading is more reading.

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