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Castle in the Air

This book is billed as the second book in the Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy, but if your kids (or you) are anything like me, they’ll spend the whole book waiting for Howl to show up and not really enjoy or … Continue reading

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Quick Picture Book Pick – Paper Bag Princess – GIVEAWAY

To wrap up our princess theme, I have a special treat for you:  my all time favorite princess picture book, Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess. It would hard not to love this reversal of your typical damsel in distress … Continue reading

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The Princess Bride

If you haven’t already read or seen The Princess Bride, please do so immediately.  I can wait.  No really, you don’t want me to spoil anything for you.  It’s that good. It’s stay-up-late-reading-under-the-covers-with-a-flashlight good.  It’s answer-uh-huh-to-a-string-of-questions-before-the-person-you’re-talking-to-gets-mad-that-your-attention-is-elsewhere-good.  It’s everyone-on-the-train-is-staring-at-you-because-you-are-laughing-out-loud good.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Princess and Curdie

Folks, sometimes I read a book just so you don’t have to.  It was an absolute slog trying to get through this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin.  MacDonald, a minister, is clearly on a moralizing tear.  There are … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Goblin

I remember reading and loving this as a child, but I’m fairly astonished by that.  The vocabulary in this book is killer.  MacDonald himself says that he does not write for children, but rather the childlike and he is not … Continue reading

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Princess Academy

Shannon Hale has to be one of my favorite YA authors. And yes, I realize that her books are shelved in Children’s in most libraries, but Princess Academy is more appropriate for younger children than much of her work. Please … Continue reading

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The Ordinary Princess

A beautiful princess is born. A fairy casts a spell.  The Ordinary Princess begins exactly as a fairy tale should, but it has a lot more to offer than your ordinary fairy tale.  The princess does not enjoy doing the … Continue reading

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The Princess Diaries

Usually we think of Hollywood as being guilty of smutting things up.  You know, adding something racy or sexy or edgy where it is not needed.  Well let me tell you friends, in the case of the Princess Diaries, Hollywood … Continue reading

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The Two Princesses of Bamarre

Do you have an aspiring princess in your house?  Before you start worrying if the royal family has any eligible princes of the right age, satisfy an obsession by checking out some princess books.  Over the next few weeks I’ll … Continue reading

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