Book Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Daniel Crawford is a high school student attending a summer program at New Hampshire College Prep. He is serious about academics, in particular history. Students in the summer program are staying in the Brookline building, a former insane asylum that the college purchased and turned into a dorm. As soon as Dan arrives in his…

Book Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right is a debut novel for Darynda Jones, as well as the first in a series of books. Have you ever wondered what happens to the victims of horrendous crimes when they die? Is the story we hear is really what happened? Jones has created a world where a modern-day grim reaper not…

Kids Book Review: The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing has created a series of kids books that play off of the poem “The Night Before Christmas”. Paired up with Cynthia Fisher’s art, The Night Before Halloween is a not-so-scary tribute to many Halloween traditions that kids enjoy. This is a favorite in our house, even when it is not Halloween season. The book…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

This past February, my husband and I took our 4-year old son to Florida. We had several destinations in Florida including Magic Kingdom, a monkey island, and Sea World. As a family, we enjoy aquariums. Who wouldn’t like brightly colored fish and coral, exotic creatures like sea horses and starfish, entertaining animals like sea lions…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

Windows Earlier this summer, my son and I went on a train ride in Arkville, NY. My son loves trains, so train rides are a normal part of our summer trips. Most are about an hour and a half long and show picturesque scenery, like green fields, streams/rivers, bridges, and mountain peaks. This train ride…

Kids Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

Classic Berenstain Bears tale with an important lesson embedded within. The Berenstain Bear family can be relied on to teach family values and life lessons that can shape well-rounded and capable kids. This one is about knowing right from wrong and that appearances can be deceiving. Brother and Sister want to go trick-or-treating with their…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

It’s that time of year again where the evenings cool off quickly, the sun takes a lower path in the sky, and the trees begin to shed their leaves. I live near the woods, so the leaves cover the green lawn like a multicolored leaf-carpet. Soon enough we won’t be able to rake or mow…

Kids Book Review: Can You See What I See? On a Scary Scary Night

Walter Wick’s search and solve picture series Can You See What I See? is a must-have for any child’s bookcase, or even your coffee table. The series has several themed books, such as On a Scary Scary Night and Night Before Christmas and Once Upon A Time. If you remember and enjoyed Where’s Waldo?, then…