Monthly Archives: September 2016

C. S. Lewis Reviews The Hobbit

What a treat to find this authentic review of one of my favorites, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, written by the equally as favored author C.S. Lewis.  Reviewed in the same year The Hobbit was published, Lewis’ poignant reflection on Tolkien’s first novel introducing the characters and story of his later published work The Lord of the Rings trilogy hints at the profundity of the work.

A world for children: J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (London: Allen and Unwin, 1937) The publishers claim that The Hobbit, though very unlike Alice, resembles it in being the work of a professor at play. A more important truth is that both belong to a very small class of… Read More »

Source: C. S. Lewis Reviews The Hobbit

The Reading Without Walls Challenge | Children’s Book Council

Check out the Reading Without Walls Challenge, and expand your reading horizons!

Read a book outside your comfort zone:

  1. Pick a book with a CHARACTER who doesn’t look or live like you…
  2. Pick a book about a TOPIC you don’t know much about:  Explore STEM, Art, Sports, Dystopian novels, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, or even Historical NON-Fiction.

Open your mind to the world of possibilities!

 

Source: The Reading Without Walls Challenge | Children’s Book Council

The Reason for the Seasons – National Geographic Society

Happy First Day of Fall!  To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox – and discover the science behind the change in season- visit this National Geographic Society blog.  Students use polystyrene foam balls and light bulbs to investigate the sun’s intensity on the surface of the Earth.

Source: The Reason for the Seasons – National Geographic Society