Book Review: The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis

#50-56 “The Chronicles of Narnia” series by C. S. Lewis (The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’; The Silver Chair; The Last Battle) Genre  Children’s Fantasy/Classic Page Numbers Book 1: 186 pages Book 2: 186 pages Book 3: 217 pages […]

Book Review: The One & Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

#49 – “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate Genre: Children’s Literature, Newbery Award Winner, Classic Page Numbers: 341 pages Dates Read: 12/1/13 Plot in 3 lines or less: Ivan the gorilla lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, and as far as he is concerned, that is just enough […]

Book Review: Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones

#48 – “Hexwood” by Diana Wynne Jones Genre: Fantasy/Children’s Page Numbers: 446 pages Dates Read: 11/3/13-11/17/13 Plot in three lines or less: Ann sees people disappearing into the forest near her home all the time, but there’s only one problem – none of them ever come out. So one day when she’s finally feeling better, […]

Book Review: The Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynn Jones

#46 “The Pinhoe Egg” by Diana Wynne Jones Genre: Fantasy/Children’s Page Numbers: 528 pages Dates Read: 10/25/13-10/29/13 Plot in three lines or less: Marianne Pinhoe’s family tries to keep their magic a secret. They don’t want “The Big Man” (aka, Chrestomanci) interfering. The only problem is that Gran has gone a bit mad, and is […]

Book Review: Conrad’s Fate by Diana Wynne Jones

#42 – “Conrad’s Fate” by Diana Wynne Jones Genre: Fantasy/Children’s Page Numbers: 392 pages Dates Read: 9/19/13-9/22/13 Plot in three lines or less: Conrad is sent to work at the Stallery castle, where there is something fishy going on. He is sent there on a mission (working undercover, of course) to find the person who […]

Book Review: Toothiana by William Joyce

#40 – “Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies” by William Joyce Genre: Fantasy/Children’s Page Numbers: 226 pages Dates Read: 9/15/13-9/16/13 Plot in three lines or less: The Guardians continue their fight against Pitch the Nightmare King. This time, they are joined by Toothiana, the Tooth Fairy Queen, and must battle the Monkey King and […]