The Twelve and the Genii

9780571050659-us-300

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1962

The Twelve and the Genii

by Pauline Clarke

(published in the U.S. under the title: The Return of the Twelves)

Age: 8+

Interests: fantasy, toys come to life, little people, history, siblings, family

More

Advertisements

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

41457

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1930

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

by Rachel Field

Age: 8+

Interests: dolls, toys, history, American history More

Miss Hickory

35295_1

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1947

Miss Hickory

by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

illustrated by Ruth Gannett

Age: 8+

Interests: toys, dolls, nature, animals, birds, seasons, Christmas, religion

More

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

by Ursula Moray Williams

originally published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1938

253 pp. – 19 chapters

Age: (read to) 4+ ; (independent reading) 7+

Interests: horses, toys come to life, travel, adventures, pirates, circus

by the same author: Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat, The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse

More

The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1996

The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed

(aka The Boy Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed)

by Helen Cooper

London: Doubleday, 1996

30 pp.

Age: 2+

Interests: bedtime stories, night

Also by this author: Pumpkin Soup, The Bear Under the Stairs

More

The Mouse and the Motorcycle


The Mouse and the Motorcycle

by Beverly Cleary

New York: Harper, 1965

158 pp.

Age: 4 +

Sequels: Runaway Ralph, Ralph S. Mouse

Also by this author: Ramona the Pest, Ramona and Her Father, Dear Mr. Henshaw

More

Clown

by Quentin Blake

London: Jonathan Cape, 1995

29 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: toys, clowns, city

Also by this author: All Join In, Mister Magnolia

More

Dogger

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1977

Shirley Hughes, author and illustrator

London: Random House, 1977

30 pp

Ages: 2+

Interests: toys, family, siblings

More

My Friend Rabbit

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2003

My Friend Rabbit

Eric Rohmann, author and illustrator

USA: Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press, 2002

30 pp

ages 3 +

Interests: animal stories, friendship stories

More

Pinocchio (1940)


Rated: G
Length:  88 min.
Age: 5 and up      Commonsense Media sez:    6 +

Scary Factor: Stromboli character waving an axe and threatening; young Lampwick’s terror as he turns into a donkey; Coachman herding the donkey-boys with a whip; enormous whale Monstro chasing them at the end

Also: scenes with alcohol and smoking are too numerous to mention; some leering and mild sexual innuendo from lady’s man Jiminy; character playing with fire; wanton destruction

Intense: some children may have trouble with Pinocchio’s ‘death’ near the end, but keep them watching because he isn’t dead for long!

Language: “Give a bad boy enough rope and he’ll soon make a jackass of himself!”

Interests: fairy tales, fairies, magic, puppets, insects, ocean, whales

Next: Dumbo (also astonishingly not-politically-correct)

More

All writings posted here are © Kim Thompson, unless otherwise indicated. For all artwork on this site, copyright is retained by the artist.