The Great Brain

  The Great Brain was first published in 1967, but the antics of Tom are still relevant and charming.  Tom comes from family of Catholics in a town that is heavily Mormon in Oklahoma.  The author handles the religious differences with humor, as well as in the perspective of children. In this first Great Brain, Tom and his brothers come… Continue reading The Great Brain

Sheila the Great!

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great is one of Judy Blume’s best character books.  Sheila is the antagonist from the Fudge series by Blume. Judy Blume has the ability to write from a child’s world  revealing all the insecurities of childhood and making the character relatable.   As a child, I loved reading her books because I… Continue reading Sheila the Great!

The Hundred Dresses

The 1945 Newbery Honor book by Eleanor Estes holds a place in classic children’s literature.

Roald Dahl Short Stories

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar & Six More Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl: The Boy Who Talked With Animals – in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye. The Hitchhiker – proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can… Continue reading Roald Dahl Short Stories

Charlotte’s Web

Award winning book by E.B. White tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider. The classic book has been in many classrooms for years because of its lovable characters, and relationships between animals and humans. The Arable family has a litter of pigs, one of which they deem a runt. … Continue reading Charlotte’s Web