Posts Tagged ‘children’s stories’

Funny Children’s Stories: Falling for Rapunzel

When fairytales get facelifts, they turn into funny children’s stories like Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox.  Our friends at Sweet on Books share more about this fractured fairytale: What You Need to Know: • This fractured fairy tale is a new and funny twist on the original Rapunzel story. • This Rapunzel is a strong female character who does…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What is the Right Age for Harry Potter Books?

  JK Rowling has created an empire with the Harry Potter books series.  But what is the right age for children to appreciate these books? Jeffrey asks: How old do you think a child should be before you start reading Harry Potter to him/her? Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of ReadingKingdom.com) answers: There are certain experiences in every field that hold…

Science stories for kids: The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow

The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow by Tim Kehoe is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended science stories for kids. Melissa Gaynor explains why: “What You Need to Know: • Vincent doesn’t give up on his goals and in the end is rewarded for his “unusual mind.” • Vincent has to deal with the loss of his mother and the…

Story books for children: Wildwood

Wildwood by Colin Meloy is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended story books for children. Melissa Gaynor explains why: “What You Need to Know: • A brave young girl and her friend enter a mysterious new world to rescue her little brother. • Battles are fought, weapons are used and people and animals die in this story. • The main…

Mystery stories for kids: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended mystery stories for kids. Melissa Young explains why: “What You Need to Know: • This is an extraordinary story. It is told uniquely through illustration and text. • The reader will move quickly through story, because of illustrations, even though it’s a hefty 544 pages….

Fictional stories for kids: The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Miramax Books is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended fictional stories for kids. Melissa Gaynor explains why: What You Need to Know: • The Lightning Thief’s enormous popularity led to a major motion picture in 2010 although please note that the movie  is VERY different from the book. • It was a New York Times Notable…