ROSCOE RILEY RULES 1

Book Review: Roscoe Riley Rules #1

My son is what is termed a “reluctant reader.” It seems a little more–a little stronger–than reluctant, sometimes. About a year ago, a kind bibliophile who also happens to be family, sent along a small pile of easy reader-esque books which she hoped would entice my son to read. Alas, although he spent some time…

JACK STALWART

Series Review: Jack Stalwart

I will dare to give the Jack Stalwart series of children’s secret agent books three stars, but only because my eight-year-old son loves exactly two series of books, and this is one of them. If I had found these Elizabeth Singer Hunt books on my own, I would have only made it through the first…

MOUSE SOUP

Book Reviews: Mouse Soup and Mouse Tales

Mouse Soup and Mouse Tales, by Arnold Lobel. As far as I can tell, the two books are not exactly related, but they look like a series, are titled like a series, and are meant for the same age group. And both are about mice. I picked these books up after my son so thoroughly…

X FILES 2

Media Series Review: X-Files

The X-Files universe, which includes a couple TV series, a couple movies, a mini-series, comic books, and a graphic novel. The TV series debuted in 1993 and the next mini-series or movie is in talks, as of 2016. The X-Files, original TV series seasons 1-5 (1993-1998) The X-Files, comic books (1995-1998) The X-Files: Fight the…

BEDTIME STORYBOOK

Book Review: The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook

The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook, featuring Jim Henson’s Muppets. It was published in 1978 by Random House. I don’t really know how or why my kids picked this book out of the stack that was left in the room into which they moved for the summer. (We are in the process of building a house.)…