Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
karenhokansonmiller.com: Just in time for Thanksgiving...a new scary book f...: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier The perfect elements for an old-fashioned scare. Two orphans, Molly and her lame brother, find ...
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The perfect elements for an old-fashioned scare. Two orphans, Molly and her lame brother, find work at an isolated mansion with a strange family. It’s apparent that the family was once healthy and happy. Now the house and the family are falling to ruin. The gigantic tree, that grows both inside and outside the house, may be to blame. Or, is it the phantom that roams the house and grounds at night? Does he come to tend the tree or torment the family? This can be scary, so I’d recommend ages 10 and up. (Unless your reader is brave hearted!)
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I have four words to say about this book: hilarious artwork and text!” It’s no wonder Mr. Tiger is stone-faced. His life is constrained, confining and calm, or should I say, very proper. Propriety is no way for a tiger to live his life. So, when he finally drops to all four feet, I cheered. Tiger gets wilder, happier and free.
Since happiness is infectious, all the other jungle animals turn to their wild side, too. (This book is worth a read if only for Mr. Tiger’s face, but you’ll love it for everything else.)
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
A flawed hero, there’s nothing better. Ophelia’s limited by her asthma and a mind that won’t accept anything non scientific. The marvelous boy, hero number 2, is not only missing a name but also a finger. They are unlikely foes for the evil Snow Queen, who’s scheming to stop time and make the world frozen, in both gloom and ice! A great pick for monster lovers: there are Misery bird, magical swords and ghosts. Ages 8-12- boys and girls.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Bogeyman 101 Visits Mary Johnston School in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada!
Great kids and teachers made my visit fun! We learned about writing stories, including "beginning, middle and end," main characters, setting and what the problem in the story is. We also learned that bogeymen aren't scary at all!
Just see what the JK, SK, 1, 2 and 3rd graders created for their personal bogeymen.
My bogeyman lives in the mountains. He has only been seen once. He swoops down only when people are disobeying. HIs name is Spooky.
My bogeyman lives in the sun and it is fiery. He can be dangerous.
This is a 3 headed dog. It eats mermaids and fish and magical unicorns. To stay safe you have to be in the light or drink unicorn blood. He lives in a magical world. He comes out when the moon is full.
My monster is big and giant. He lives in a house and a cave. He has special glasses and sees through mountains.