the calico books


It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read Nancy Drew I’m going to start this off with my obvious answer: Nancy Drew!  If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know how much I love Nancy Drew. So, naturally, I’m planning on having all my future children read Nancy Drew and… Read More

Title: Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Pages: 111 Genres: Children’s, Christmas, Fantasy Published by: Mariner Books (Nov. 15, 2004; originally published 1976) Summary  Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole:… Read More

Title: Into The Wild by Erin Hunter Pages: 288 Genres: Adventure, Children’s/Middle Grade, Fiction, Animals, Fantasy Published by: HarperTrophy (January 9th, 2003) Summary For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying– and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today I am starting a new feature on my blog called Movie Monday.  Basically, I’m going to discuss and compare the movie adaptations of various books that I’ve read.  The goal, for now, is to do this at least twice a month, but I may do more! 🙂 Today’s book to movie adaptation I’m going to talk about is the 1996 movie Matilda, based off the book of the same name by Roald… Read More