Books – Fiction

British Mystery Series – Roaring Twenties

I’m  a huge fan of mysteries, an interest that began as a child reading Trixie Belden, Three Investigators and Enid Blyton.  Years on I discovered Agatha Christie and Father Brown, once I’d read all those titles the hunt has continued for other authors.  Over the years I’ve discovered some real gems (and some real duds), […] Read more…

Fantasy Books for Boys

Fantasy titles today abound on the shelves of bookstores and libraries.  As parents who endeavour to guide and help our readers learn discernment and with a child who has loved fantasy since he first read LOTR aged 10, we have journeyed down an unknown road, at times taking unexpected turns. Writing this post has been challenging as fantasy […] Read more…

Boys and Books

A large focus of education today is illiteracy and in particular illiteracy and boys.  The solution of many  educators is to encourage boys to read extreme ‘twaddle’, books such as Captain Underpants and Santa Did a Fart!  In my opinion and many others, including author Max Elliot Anderson  this is not the solution. From their […] Read more…

New Release! Ranger’s Apprentice

There has been great excitement in out house, Australian writer John Flanagan has published his eighth book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. “Set in the mythical land of Araluen, the series follows the adventures of Will, a small and lively 15 year old boy living in medieval Castle Redmont. Rejected for training as a warrior-knight, […] Read more…

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