Something Hinter This Way Comes: ‘The Night Country’ by Melissa Albert

Something Hinter This Way Comes: ‘The Night Country’ by Melissa Albert

In her 2018 ‘New York Times’ Bestseller ‘The Hazel Wood,’ Melissa Albert introduced us to the Hinterland, a world of fairy tales that some sought to run from and some ran straight into. At the end of the book, most of us were left wanting more. Albert’s conclusion to ‘The Hazel Wood’ arrived in bookstores this week. In ‘The Night Country,’ we don’t quite return to ‘The Hazel Wood,’ more like ‘The Hazel Wood’ returns to us. Read More

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A Christmas (Reading) List

A Christmas (Reading) List

Whether you participate in Jolabokaflod or just have a love for books, we have a selection of family Christmas books guaranteed to jingle your bells, from a recycled Christmas tree to a magic snowman (no, not that one) to an English pig. Read More

A Non-Fiction Party

A Non-Fiction Party

In a world obsessed with social media, where research and Wikipedia sadly go hand in hand, keenly researched and expertly put together non-fiction for kids is vital. National Geographic has been educating us for over a century; in their books for kids they seek to ground the next generation in research and fact, to understand the difference and place of the real and the mythical. Read More

Online Thanksgiving Adventures With “Bon Appetit”

Online Thanksgiving Adventures With “Bon Appetit”

My husband and my seven year old have a comfortable routine that they dip in and out of. In the wee small hours of the morning, they snuggle up on our couch, before the rest of the house is awake, and watch videos on the iPhone. For the longest time it was ‘Good Mythical Morning’; these days it’s cooking shows. Specifically, the Thanksgiving cooking shows put out by ‘Bon Appetit’ magazine, across their varied line of video series. Read More