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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
GoodReads/Amazon management is censoring reviews from the sight of their "community". Criticism of the acquisition of GoodReads by Amazon results in t ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
The Great Brain (Great Brain #1)
I've read a lot of books to my son. A lot. The Hobbit, all three books of The Lord of the Rings, the Narnia books, Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Pry ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 12, 2010
The Secret of Terror Castle (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators, #1)
The Secret of Terror Castle is just about a perfect book for boys aged 8-15. Robert Arthur is a woefully neglected author of great skill, and some of ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
For the record: I object to the renumbering that the idiotic publishers have inflicted on this series. It is simply and obviously wrong to anyone with ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Mister Penny
This is a hard book to review.

Why? Because my parents read it to me as a baby. My love for old books, particularly old children's books, all comes fro
Nov 25, 2008
Apr 21, 2008
Doctor Dolittle in the Moon (Doctor Dolittle, #8)
Doctor Dolittle in the Moon is the eighth book in the Dolittle series. It takes up the story directly from the end of the previous volume, Doctor Doli ...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
The Wind in the Willows (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
**spoiler alert** This is one of the most lovely, funny, and beautiful books that I have ever read. I've been reading and re-reading it since I was qu ...more
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators, #15)
This is a relatively late and inferior entry in the Three Investigators series. The series was created by Robert Arthur, a woefully neglected author w ...more
Nov 02, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
The Mystery of the Talking Skull (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators, #11)
Another top-notch mystery for boys from Robert Arthur. He had a gift for creating situations that fascinate children; his books gave me endless hours ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
The Teddy Bear Habit (Lost Treasures, #3)
The Teddy-Bear Habit is the story of the adventures of a twelve-year-old boy in Greenwich Village in the mid-1960s. George Stable is...not rebellious. ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Jan 10, 2011
The Horse-Tamer (The Black Stallion, #14)
First, a note: I will never try to use my Nook to write a book review again. I had written quite a long review - not easy on the Nook's touch-screen, ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Doctor Dolittle's Return (Doctor Dolittle, #9)
Doctor Dolittle's Return is the ninth book in Hugh Lofting's classic Doctor Dolittle series. Remarkably, it features some of the most memorable and fu ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Lost Race of Mars
A few days ago I was looking somewhat frantically through the books on the shelves in my closet (yes, I have a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in my closet ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
First, about the numbering: This book should NOT be read first in the Narnia series. It was actually the sixth of the seven Narnia books that Lewis wr ...more
Jun 24, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Roundabout Train
Yet another lovely old book for children which has been all but forgotten over the years - how sad!

Roundabout Train is a small full-color hardcover pi
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
We enjoyed this one very much. Sebastian (my 7-year-old son) became an instant fan of Reepicheep the talking mouse, even though I never quite managed ...more
Jun 25, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Doctor Dolittle's Garden (Doctor Dolittle, #7)
**spoiler alert** Doctor Dolittle's Garden occupies an odd spot in the Dolittle series; it's a transitional book, covering the end of the multi-book " ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
Lars and Lisa in Sweden
This is a book you'll probably never get to read. It's long out of print, and this sort of book simply isn't being written or published any more.

Mar 17, 2008
Jul 08, 2008
The Portmanteau Book
The Portmanteau Book is simply unique.

I mean that literally; in many years of reading books for children and young adults, I've never come across anyt
Jan 1975
Apr 20, 2008
The Cat Who Tasted Cinnamon Toast
What a lovely book! And how sad it is that I'm almost the only person in the world who seems to remember it. But I've shared it with my son - just rea ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Apr 22, 2009
Doctor Dolittle's Caravan (Doctor Dolittle, #6)
Another in the classic Doctor Dolittle series. It's as charming as all the rest, but early on there's a story of a cat who stalks and kills a parrot. ...more
Nov 20, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle, #2)
A classic, which unfortunately is all-to-often censored for completely idiotic reasons. The first in a series, my son loved it so much that we've cont ...more
Oct 2007
Apr 17, 2008
Doctor Dolittle's Post Office (Doctor Dolittle, #3)
Feb 2008
Apr 17, 2008
Nutshell Library
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Dec 29, 2008
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