Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” Welcome to Wonderland Week, a whole wingding for…

The Berenstain Bears by the Berenstain Family

Allow me to kick off today with a quick happy World Book Day!  Because, honestly, books are the greatest and they deserve all the love.  So, do your lovely books a favour today and give them a dusting, and straightening up those bookshelves.  It is fitting, and I am pleased that World Book Day would…

Lego Batman’s Guide to Being Cool by Howie Dewin

Seriously, who better to teach us how to be cool than Batman, specifically Lego Batman.  It is no surprise that one of my most anticipated films of ‘017 was The Lego Batman Movie.  The kids and I were there for opening weekend, and I am happy to say it was everything it needed to be….

I Have To Go! by Robert Munsch

Oh, potty training.  Kids are amazing, full of life and potential.  Watching a child develop their unique personality is one of the greatest journeys in life.  My children mean the world to me.  And, I have admitted before, Green Onion’s kryptonite has to be babies.  But, man… they can be so disgusting.  The nose picking,…

10 Children’s Books for Valentines Day

​Happy Valentines Day!  I know, I know, a lot of people feel this ‘holiday’ is a gratuitous money making scheme.  Really, what isn’t these days?  But, such a powerful, beautiful emotion as love deserves celebration.   While love is the core of any family, I honestly believe my family would be nowhere without the emotion….

Red Onion Review: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Listen to me, I know when you saw the title for this review, you thought “oh no, Red is going to go off about global warming again”.  Well, while global warming is FAKE NEWS, created by China and the Dems as a scare tactic, that is a bigly misconception about what The Lorax is about….

Children’s Author Review: Mo Willems

​Hold up!  Navigating through my archives here, I am blown away to find that I have never reviewed a Mo Willems story.  He is one of our favourite bedtime story authors, making many of my picture book lists including, Halloween books, back to school books, and even Zyler’s birthday top 5.  What happened?  How have I gone this…

DK Lego Books

My brother and I got to talking the other day.  It was his birthday on Wednesday, happy birthday brew.  Anyways, he surprised me with letting me know he was keeping up with the Green Onion Blog.  In which I replied in the most younger brother way possible, “I didn’t even know you read.”  But, he…

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

In a world full of internet, video games, endless movies and television, it can be difficult to ingrain the love of reading into our youth.  Growing up in the late 80’s and 90’s my generation had its share of distractions.  For me it was comic books that demanded my attention.  The events of Spider-Man, The…

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

Back in September I reviewed the children’s picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.  A creative, brightly coloured, journey into the sensitive feelings of our little wax friends.  The 2013 bestseller was such a success the creative team of author Drew Daywalt and artist Oliver Jeffers opted to revisit Oliver and his box of Crayons. Published…

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Is it strange for an adult to secretly want to read a mid-grade book simply because of fandom?  Jedi Academy has been silently hiding in my list of books that I want to read for years.  The combination of the cute illustrations of classic Star Wars characters and the hilarious antidotes of books like Darth…