It’s the Fiftieth Anniversary of the publication of one of the best books ever published. 1973 introduced the world to Buttercup and Westley and all of the romance, fencing, poisoning, pining, history, feel-good family interaction and the “good parts” version of S. Morgenstern’s classic tale of True Love and High Adventure.
Talk about a Gen-X nostalgia kick! All of the lyrics, video synopsis, and lots of trivia. The memories abound: Conjunction Junction, I’m Just a Bill, Three is a Magic Number and many more!
For twenty-five years Rick McIntyre has followed the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone Park and the various rises, falls, meldings, and breakings of the packs that formed there and the wolves that have been born, lived, and died. It’s like Game of Thrones in nature with a cast of dozens. McIntyre tells their various stories and teaches us a lot about wolf behavior and biology in the process.
Mortician (and youtube star) Doughty asked children for questions about death and then answered them in serious, yet witty, ways. Touching on funeral rites, the science of death, how to make a mummy, and other curious topics she also confronts our fears (and curiosities) about death and what happens after.
Wonderful illustrations by Dianne Ruz.
Quite possible one of the funniest novels I have ever read! It's about two sisters who live in Runnymede, a town smack dab on the Mason-Dixon Line, and the sibling rivalry and bonding they go through over the years. It has one of the best casts of characters out there.
A fantasy trilogy that is suitable for all ages. Prince Morgon of Hed has a secret: he has a crown hidden under his bed that he won in a battle of riddles. Once this is found out it causes upheaval throughout the kingdom of the High One who has mysteriously gone silent. An arranged marriage, magicians gone missing, the dead returning, and a young man who wants to find out the answer to the most important riddle to him all combine to tell the story of two young people who will change the world. Absolutely beautiful storytelling pulls you in from the first page.