10 Children’s Books for Back to School

The preparations for back to school are fully under way.  It is a big year for our home as Zyler takes the big step into first grade, an important curriculum and full days; while Alex begins preschool and the valuable lessons to be gained there.  Each child coming upon their own challenges and major developmental…

Top 10 Fictional Dragons

​Like many of my Top 10 lists I am coupling this with the release of the next movie in theatres.  I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of Pete’s Dragon, you can read my review here.  The whole time I was watching I was thinking ‘I have to do Top 10 Dragons’, it just has to…

Top 10 Fictional Kings

​A couple weeks back I made a post about the Top 10 Fictional Queens.  Since then I have had a nagging need to compile a list of their royal counterparts.  Narrowing down a list of the 10 greatest Kings was much more difficult, with multiple more options.  The results are in… 10. Black Bolt The King of…

Zyler’s Top 5 Books at Age 6

​It is a special day in our house, it is Zylers birthday.  Already my little boy is six.  He is learning how to read and write, he is beating me in video games, he is his own person, it is amazing.  Well some of you may remember back in July we did a special post…

Top 10 Fictional Queens

​These summer days have been filled with some quality family time.  Specifically, the children have had the opportunity to visit with grandparents.  Zyler spent last week on a road trip with his grandparents to visit his other Grandmother.  Today, the kids are spending the night at a hotel with their Nana.  In honour of these…

Top 10 Fictional Ghosts

​Opening weekend for a long over due, new Ghostbusters movie.  Although, I will miss Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, and especially Rick Moranis; I am excited for the fresh look and new cast.  Ghostbusters was a major deal in my youth from film to cartoons, and I loved everything Rick Moranis had a part in.  So…

Alexandra’s Top 5 Books at Age 4

Today is our daughters birthday!  It is surprising how fast time goes when you are watching children grow.  It goes by too quickly and they reach those milestones before you know it.  Well, Alex is now 4 years old, the last year of having a toddler around.  She may be disappointed, momentarily, that she didn’t…

Top 10 Pets in Comics

​Today is the release of the highly anticipated animated film The Secret Life of Pets.  Early reviews, and children’s excitement over the trailers show this should be an instant hit.  There have been many famous pets in literature for good reason.  Animal companions can add comic relief, help characters become more likable, and become favorite…

Top Ten Speedsters

Humans have been personifying their obsession with speed for as long as history shows.  Roman, Egyptian and Greek cultures worshipped their own version of the speedster.  Throughout history, being fast has been valued on the same level as strength or intelligence.  Man has continually created new inventions to help us go faster.  Today we still…

My Top 5 Children’s Authors

I have consistently read my children bedtime stories from that first night my son was home from the hospital.  That is almost six years of reading books made for the bright eyed, influential, youth.  My son, Zyler, who is currently learning to read and write understands the high esteem I put on literature.  Fortunately he…

My Top 15 Comic Authors

If you are looking to read more comics the best tip I can give is to find a writer you like.  If you like a character and pick up a random book you may not enjoy it due to the writing.  The alternative to that is a great story can make a lame character great. …