At the old haunted house

Halloween Picture Books For Kids

This Hallowen, get your hands on these fun picture books for kids and read about a few messy monsters, odd creatures and scary pumpkins. Yes, it’s that time of the year when witches and vampires become children’s most popular friends and when monsters and pumpkins get all the fun. Do you have a Halloween costume yet? Are you ready […]

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Ophelia and the marvelous boy

Ophelia And The Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Adventure! Magic! Mystery! Young Ophelia doesn’t consider herself brave but she’s extremely curious. Living in a city where it always snows, she finds herself battling the Snow Queen in a museum, while haunting the hallways of the museum grieving her recently-deceased mother. This Victorian steampunk take on the Snow Queen had my daughter all up […]

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Ice Island by Sherry Shahan: Blizzards, Huskies and Alaskan Wilderness

Ice Island is a great read for kids looking for an adventure with heart-stopping action, a fantastic friendship story and survival in arctic wilderness. Set on a remote island of Alaska, Ice Island will delight all who think of the Iditarod as the ultimate frozen race and for whom Alaska is the last frontier. My 10-year old finished it last week and it was a welcome break from all the fantasy and Greek gods stories she usually reads.

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Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Prepare to dream with your eyes open. I recently heard the term “book hangover” and that’s exactly how I would describe the dreamy state that stuck with my brain after I finished this book. Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus takes you places so surreal, poetic and wonderfully visual that when the book ends on its final chapter, you wish you could hop on the next magic train and join the crowds of circus dreamers – if only for a night. Escaping from reality is a wonderful way to replenish your soul and the time of a book, you can do just that. Dream away, dream because this book is a great read.

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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: A Great Adventure Read for Young Outdoors Lovers

  A wilderness survival story set in northern Canada, Hatchet is a thrilling book for older tweens. Brian is a 13-year old boy whose Cessna plane crashes in the wilderness as the pilot suffers a heart attack. The only tool he has to survive? A hatchet offered by his mother before the trip. I knew […]

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