Monthly Archives: December 2015

Jane Eyre – TV Mini-Series 2006

This post contains affiliate links. Here is the most recent film adaptation of Jane Eyre that I have watched.  This one is quite long, as it was originally a TV mini-series.  It’s kind of a plus that it’s so long though, … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Movie 1996

This post contains affiliate links. Here we go again!  I watched another Jane Eyre movie adaptation last night.  This one stars William Hurt as Mr. Rochester and Charlotte Gainsbourg as Jane.  It can be difficult to compare the different movie adaptations … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Movie 2011

This post contains affiliate links. I have decided that in addition to reviewing books, I’d also like to use this blog to review movie adaptations of books.  To that end, Jane Eyre is my first movie review.  I believe this is the second time … Continue reading

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Mouse Moves House by Phil Roxbee Cox

This post contains an affiliate link. Mouse Moves House is a cute and relatively short phonics reader for kids who are learning to read.  It has a lot of rhyming words and short sentences.  There are also a few folded … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

This post contains an affiliate link. The Missing Piece is about a circle with a piece missing who goes in search of it.  He sings a song while he is rolling along.  He goes up hills and down hills, into holes … Continue reading

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Wish Upon a Birthday by Norma Q. Hare

This post contains an affiliate link. Wish Upon a Birthday is a cute book about a servant boy named Gabe who needs to give a birthday present to the princess, but he doesn’t have any money to buy a gift.  Gabe’s cat … Continue reading

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Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness as told to Robert Specht

This post contains an affiliate link. Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness is one of my all-time favorite books!  I was introduced to it when I was fairly young, perhaps in grade school.  I believe that … Continue reading

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The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Book 1: Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso

This post contains an affiliate link. The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Book 1: Spelling Trouble is about a girl named Salem and a cat named Whammy.  Salem is a young witch who mixes up almost all of the spells she tries … Continue reading

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Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History by Daniel Lipkowitz with Kathryn Hill, Helen Murray & Rosie Peet

This post contains an affiliate link. Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History is a great reference book for LEGO fans, that comes with an exclusive micro-scale space cruiser.  We just checked out our copy from the library, so we didn’t get … Continue reading

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The Donkey’s Christmas Song by Nancy Tafuri

This post contains an affiliate link. The Donkey’s Christmas Song is a really simple Christmas book for kids.  It’s about the animals welcoming baby Jesus at his birth.  There are doves, a cow, goats, sheep, chicks, mice, and a donkey.  … Continue reading

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Emma by Jane Austen

This post contains an affiliate link. Emma is a romantic comedy of errors that revolves around the main character, Emma Woodhouse.  When Emma’s governess marries, Emma believes herself to have been highly instrumental in making the match.  She subsequently tries her hand … Continue reading

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Goodbye House by Frank Asch

This post contains an affiliate link. Goodbye House is a simple book about moving to a new house. Baby Bear and his family have just finished packing the moving van, when he decides to go back into the house because he thinks that he forgot something.  … Continue reading

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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

This post contains an affiliate link. Island of the Blue Dolphins is a book for younger readers that’s loosely based on a true story.  Karana lives on an island in a small community of native people.  When the Aleuts show … Continue reading

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Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

This post contains an affiliate link. Nim’s Island is about a girl named Nim, her dad Jack, Nim’s pen pal Alexandra, a seal named Selkie, and an iguana named Fred.  Jack is a scientist who studies all kinds of animals, … Continue reading

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Boy by Roald Dahl

This post contains an affiliate link. Boy is a collection of memories that Roald Dahl shares from his childhood.  It is not an all-inclusive story about his childhood years, but just touches on the particular happenings that stood out to … Continue reading

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