All I wanted was a short list of ten or twelve must-read, classic children’s books to read to my daughter. That’s all! So I took the approach I always take to matters like this – I went to the public library and borrowed a brick-sized book called A Critical History of Children’s Literature. Six hundred pages later, I was hooked.

The history of children’s literature led me to the history of childhood… fairy tales led to folk tales and myths, but also to princesses, and Freudian interpretations, and movie adaptations, and Walt Disney, and feminist concerns… a scan of children’s movies led to the history of children’s television, and marketing and commercials and a whole sticky mess of parental and legislator concerns… which led to theories of education, and theories of parenting, and the history of parenting, and… and… and…

Down the rabbit hole I went.

Let me tell you what I found…

Kim Thompson studied history at the University of Saskatchewan before drifting into the world of Film in Toronto. She has made her own short films, worked in television and film production, and written scripts for many popular children’s television shows.

Kim’s first novel, Eldritch Manor, was published in the fall of 2012. It’s a YA fantasy novel ideal for ages 8 and up. (For more about Eldritch manor, check out her Author Website here.).


Currently Kim’s world is ruled by a seven-year-old dancing maniac and professional loon.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bundleofbooks
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 16:54:02

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog for a while now and really enjoy reading your posts. I love children’s books and your blog is like a trip down memory lane as well as being informative and interesting! I have been awarded a couple of blog awards and so now I get to choose some of my favourite blogs. I have chosen yours, I hope you don’t mind! 🙂 http://bundleofbooks.org/2012/02/26/top-5-blogs-awards/


  2. Laura Lamere
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 06:45:47

    Hi and Congratulations! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award – given to the “dearest” up and coming bloggers! If you’d like to participate you can learn more here: http://lauralamere.com/2012/11/01/blogging-is-experience/


  3. Mary Gilmartin
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 17:39:50

    Just discovered your site and like what I see, so I will take a tour and explore all the wonderful books I see. Your daughter is lovely.


  4. Saraswathy Ganapathy
    May 02, 2017 @ 02:17:27

    What a marvellous site! With two little grandsons I’m rediscovering the joys of children’s books after a hiatus of many decades (confession — I sometimes read “children’s books” for my own pleasure) and this is a great place to catch up with recent books. I wanted to mention that there is an emerging children’s book movement in India, including many written in English — perhaps you’d like to look them up. One favourite is “Kali and the Rat Snake”. Looking forward to many more visits to your site. Saras


    • Kim
      May 02, 2017 @ 09:44:40

      Hi Saras – Thanks for visiting my site, I’m glad you’re enjoying it. Reading children’s books as an adult is a great pleasure, I do it all the time! The really best books have so much depth that you find something new as you read them at every stage in life. I will look up “Kali and the Rat Snake” and give it a read – thanks for the suggestion. Have fun reading to your grandsons! cheers, Kim


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