Kid Book Review- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Also known as The Secret of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien, this is definitely a family favorite. When a group of rats becomes intelligent through scientific experiments and escape the lab to live a life of their own, the underground world they create is amazing. Though they are incredibly comfortable and happy where they are, they realize that they are …

Kid Book Review- Eric Carle Books

All of his books are adorable but The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Lonely Firefly are our favorites! This is a great beginning reader because of the simple language and repetition.

Book Review- The Rise and Fall of the Powhatan Empire

I happened upon The Rise and Fall of the Powhatan Empire by James Axtell when I was in Williamsburg and it was an incredible find! It is a short history of Jamestown taken from original sources and is a quick, easy and very informative read. If you want to know what the original Jamestown founders were REALLY like, what problems they …

Kid Book Review- Winnie the Pooh

We all know and love Winnie the Pooh but nothing beats the original! With Ernest Shepherd’s drawings and A.A. Milne’s funny and engaging characters, children of all ages will enjoy these timeless stories.

Book Review- A Man for All Seasons

A Man for all Seasons, a play by Robert Bolt, portrays the true story of Sir Thomas More’s martyrdom. Written by the screenplay author of Dr. Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, A Man for All Seasons delves into the the motivations and internal struggles of a great man, contrasted by the moral downfall of the men around him. The 1966 …

Book Clubs- Why You Should Discuss What You Read

Why not just read good books and call it good? This audio clip from a speech on educational tools, explains the ways in which discussing books can bring valuable insights, aid in self-discovery and build your character!

Book Review- Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a novella by Robert Louis Stevenson has been so popular since its original publication 128 years ago that it has never gone out of print and has been made into multiple plays, musicals and movies. It is even currently running on Broadway! What is the attraction to this haunting tale of secrecy, murder and deceit? …