Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Bridge to Terabithia

Two friends create an imaginary world called Terabithia, which is filled with magical creatures. Though difficulties fill their ordinary lives, Jesse and Leslie rule as king and queen in Terabithia. But soon one of the friends must draw on the strength of their imaginary kingdom to cope with a tragedy.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Let's find out more about pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the autobiographical "Little House" kids' book series, the basis of the popular television show Little House on the Prairie.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper is a successful real estate developer in Manhattan. He lives in a fancy apartment on Park Avenue, and is on the fast track to a partnership in his company. However, his life changes when he receives a final gift from his late father -- a live penguin, which is soon joined by five more penguins. The birds' antics soon win over Mr. Popper, and as he bonds with the penguins, his chilly relationship with his ex-wife and kids begins to thaw.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

A magical board game starts a world of adventure for Peter and Judy. While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. 

When they start playing, they free a man named Alan, who's been stuck in the game's inner world for decades. If they win Jumanji, the kids can free Alan for good -- but that means braving giant bugs, ill-mannered monkeys and even stampeding rhinos!