Whether it's vampires (the undead), zombies (the really dead), or ghosts (the haunting dead), the fascination with paranormal books and dead people overall in children’s fiction has boomed over the last few years. And it doesn't matter the age. You can find dead characters in middle grade/tween books like The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman (boy who lives in a graveyard), The Riley Boom series by Alyson Noel (a dead girl who catches souls) and VC Andrews dark fairy tale of the The Dollanger saga ... Continue Reading
Dead people and dark stories aren’t new to fiction, but why the influx in paranormal creatures?
SocialMoms reviews The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 movie opened in theaters last Friday and it did not disappoint. Not only did it have one of the best box-office openings in history by bringing in a whopping $139.5 million this weekend, it also marked a decidedly grown-up change in the feel of the movies. Based on the novel, Breaking Dawn, follows Bella and Edward down the aisle at their highly-anticipated wedding and, while that was a highlight many fans were looking forward to, it was only the ... Continue Reading
Introduce the classics to your children with age-appropriate and fun choices.
Why do I like the classics? My favorite era for authors is the mid 1800's to mid 1900's. To me it seems as though the writing is stronger and more detailed. When you read an author such as J.R.R. Tolkien, CS Lewis or Louisa May Alcott and compare the writings against a modern day author you will sit up and notice that the words and the story suck you in so that you feel like you are a part of the story. Why Read the Classics to Your Children? Reading the classics to your kids will give them ... Continue Reading