Posts Categorized: nonfiction

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes

2011, Jessica Fellowes, nonfiction, St. Martin's Press 0 Comments

This is less a review and more of a gushing post, over this book as well as the series in general. I discovered Downton Abbey around November 2011, if I’m recalling correctly, and stayed up well into the night watching the first five episodes of season 1 on Netflix. I love everything about this show, especially that opening music. I always get a thrill when the opening first comes on, even though I’ve watched both seasons multiple times now. The World of Downton Abbey was released in December from St Martin’s Press, but I didn’t pick it up until after… Read more »

Review: Your Child’s Writing Life by Pam Allyn

2011, Avery Trade, NetGalley, nonfiction, Pam Allyn, review 0 Comments

Your Child’s Writing Life: How to Inspire a Love of Words and Instill Lasting Confidence and Creativity in Your Child by Pam AllynPublisher: Avery Trade Release date: August 2, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalley Format: eARC Series: N/A Purchase: Book Depository  Summary from Goodreads:An illuminating, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents foster a love of writing in their child’s life. New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child’s development as reading. But though there are books that promote literacy, no book guides parents in helping their child cultivate a love of writing. In this book, Pam Allyn, a nationally recognized educator and literacy expert,… Read more »