• Why I Won't Recommend Roald Dahl Books

    Why I Won’t Recommend Roald Dahl’s Books

    Have You Read Any Roald Dahl Books? It is not unlikely that at some point or other in your life you have read at least one Roald Dahl book. I must confess that I have read a great many of them in the past. They are books that are fairly easy to read, so appeal to younger children. I was probably between the ages of seven and nine when I read most of the Roald Dahl books. I read James and the Giant Peach, Charile and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, and more. I don’t know why I read so many of…

  • Top 3 Favorite Picture Books in Our House (2)

    3 More Picture Books Worth Reading to Your Kids

    More Favorite Picture Books In the last post I wrote, I shared a list of five favorite picture books in our house. If you want to that list, then follow this link. In the last post, I explained that I have five younger siblings and as such I have done a lot of reading aloud, especially reading picture books. We have come, as a family, to favor certain picture books above all others. I have already shared five of them, but now I am going to share another three. 1. Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig is most definitely…

  • Top 5 Favorite Picture Books in Our House (1)

    Top 5 Favorite Picture Books in Our House

    Great Picture Books for Young Children I have five younger siblings that all love when I read aloud to them. As such, I have read my fair share and more of picture books. Many of them have been good quality reads, while others haven’t.  Over the years, it has become apparent which books are more favored over others by my younger siblings for various reasons. I have discovered that they prefer stories filled with humor and/or animals, as wells as cute stories about young children. Here is the list of books that seem to be a huge hit in our house. They may well be…

  • 5 Great Children's Books That Take Place in the UK & Ireland

    5 Great Books That Take Place in the UK and Ireland

    There are so many books that take place in the UK A couple of years ago, as part of school, I decided to study British History by reading Living History books. While I was at that, I also read some books that took place in Ireland.  The very first book on this list, is the first book in series by Hilda van Stockum, that takes place in Ireland in the 1930’s 1. The Cottage at Bantry Bay The Cottage at Bantry Bay, by Hilda van Stockum, is an enchanting book, about the O’Sulivan family, in County Cork, Ireland. Whether it’s trying to train a naughty…

  • A Wonderful Series for Every The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright

    A Wonderful Series for Every Child to Read

    This wonderful series will steal your heart! The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright will steal your heart, if it hasn’t already! It is one of those classic and timeless children’s book series. It doesn’t matter how many times you read and re-read it, it is still magical. Let me introduce you to these four wonderful books. Book 1: The Saturdays The very first book in the Melendy Quartet isThe Saturdays. The story is about a family living in New York in the 1940’s. There is the oldest Melendy, thirteen-year-old Mona who strives to be an actress, twelve-year-old Rush, a boy obsessed with playing the piano, ten-year-old…