Is there truth behind this legend?

Jennifer Minicus | 10 January 2014
A possible origin of the Hungarian people.

Should young ladies know how to swim?

Jennifer Minicus | 09 December 2013
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.

A story that tugs at the heart

Jane Fagan | 03 October 2013
A classic read-aloud for younger children.

War pits brother against brother

Jennifer Minicus | 22 August 2013
An award winning book about the American Civil War.

A Treasured Classic Revisited

Tim Golden | 16 June 2013
A fitting conclusion to the trials of Mister Toad.

Books of innocence and experience

Clare Cannon | 13 June 2013
Why are so many adults reading young adult literature? It used to be the other way around.

A “Must Have” for Every Child’s Personal Library

Jennifer Minicus | 29 April 2013
An absolutely charming collection of stories from the woman who wrote the lyrics to "Morning Has Broken."

The Adventures of Richard Hannay

Tim Golden | 16 April 2013
A quintessential spy story.

The Swallows and the Amazons Series

Tim Golden | 07 March 2013
Three families of children enjoy themselves outdoors.

Spindle’s End

Tim Golden | 20 December 2012
A modern retelling of an old fairy tale for young adults.


Jennifer Minicus | 16 October 2012
An amusing yet touching memoir of life in Wisconsin during WWI.

Book Reviews

The Secret Garden

Tim Golden | 04 September 2012
A timeless classic

The Door in the Wall

Jennifer Minicus | 24 May 2012
This classic Newbery winner teaches some important lessons.

Cosmic Trilogy

Tim Golden | 19 May 2012
The first book in a science fiction trilogy from a beloved children's author.


Tim Golden | 30 March 2012
A tale in the mould of Stevenson or Scott.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Tim Golden | 27 February 2012
A gentle story highlighting the love of a mother for her children.

Big Red

Jennifer Minicus | 17 February 2012
A classic story about a boy and his dog.

The Adventures of the Borrowers

Tim Golden | 22 December 2011
Have you ever wondered what happens to the odds and ends you lose around the house?

Lorna Doone

Tim Golden | 07 December 2011
A classic romance story.

Get Into the Classics Series

Jennifer Minicus | 10 August 2011
Here is another time travel series.

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