Archive for the ‘Fantasy Sci Fic’ Category

Discovered, Edited and Illustrated by Robert Lawson Ben and Me is captivating cross between historical fiction and fantasy. On the front cover, the reader realizes they are in for something unique when the author is attributed as “discovering, editing, and illustrating” the book, but not actually writing it. In the book’s opening, Lawson includes a […]


The Twits

11May10

by Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake The Twits is among a series of collaborations between Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake. It is the story of couple who manage to be even more disgusting on the inside than they are on the outside (which is REALLY disgusting!). Blake’s occassion illustrations add even more life […]


By Kate DiCamillo illustrated by Timothy Ering This is the first time I have read this novel with the “eye of a teacher.” Upon my more recent reading, I found myself thinking how this book would be a great way to really guide students through the process of understanding author’s craft through the use of […]


I thoroughly enjoyed reading the adventures of Percy Jackson. The fusion of Greek mythology into the modern world creates a highly engaging and innovate story young readers. Being very familiar with Greek mythology, I wondered if this story might be less entertaining to someone without a background on the Greek Gods and their ancient antics. […]