Kids on Fire: Books With Bookworm Heroes

Bookish tweens who love puzzles, a good mystery, a little magic or Disney villains are sure to find something in this selection that will captivate. The Island of Dr. Libris (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99) Celebrate the power of imagination with this action-packed New York Times bestseller that shows that sometimes the real story … Read more

Tom Hanks Movies The Whole Family Can Enjoy

Many of Tom Hanks’ films are family-friendly, and Hanks has become as big a star with kids as with their parents. Most of Hanks’ films have some great lessons to teach as well, about courage, growth, and believing in oneself against all odds. All movie descriptions below are from Big (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently … Read more

Kids on Fire: The Penderwicks is a Classic Series for Tweens

The sweet, old-fashioned charms of the Penderwicks series takes kids aged 9-12 back to a simpler time. Though it was first published beginning in 2005, this series harks to an era when an overgrown garden or lazy day at the beach was enough to keep a gaggle of sisters and friends happily occupied and there … Read more

App Spotlight: Pencil & Pad Game Classics

The old-school games you used to play with a pencil and pad as a kid are now available as mobile apps! Ultimate Hangman HD (4/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents) – From Amazon: Ultimate Hangman HD is a must have-hangman game with 4 awesome themes (Doodle Hangman, Chillin’ Chalk, Christmas Snowman and Flower Power), … Read more

Kids on Fire Graphic Novel Spotlight: Volume 7 Completes The Amulet Series

Magic, mystery and adventure combine with gorgeous art in the Amulet series of graphic novels for kids aged 8 and up. Fans of fantasy-adventure like The Last Airbender will love this bestselling and highly-rated series. “Anchored by dazzlingly lush art and a complex, character-laden plot, Kibuishi’s Amulet series remains a must-have for all elementary- and … Read more