Books Adapted for TV and Movies

July 21st, 2013

Lots of books get turned into movies and quite a few have been turned into shows. Anyone with a decent satellite deal has probably heard about these and listed below are some of the more notable adaptations of famous, literary works.

Flash Forward
Based on a little known novel about the horrors of the Hadron Collider and causality, the TV show expanded upon themes in the book bringing into the mix a sprawling conspiracy. Unfortunately, the show didn’t last past the first season to largely to a lack of focus regarding the plot and direction.

Game of Thrones
Based on the books by George Martin, the TV series follows the novels almost page for page and scene for scene. However, because it was on HBO, there have been some concerns that there is far too much of an emphasis on sexual elements and less on the plot.

House of Cards
The US version on Netflix and the UK version of House of Cards was based on a novel about a Chief Whip rising to power. While the novel and the show do differ on a few key elements, the show managed to take on a life of its own thanks to the intriguing plot and the groundbreaking acting.

Are Cloth Books Better For Young Children?

May 21st, 2013

If you are looking into investing in a book collection for your child, you might be wondering which books you should purchase. Some books are made of cloth, while others are made of sturdy cardboard. Others are made similarly to paperback and hardcover books that adults read. Although there are certainly pros and cons for each type of book, cloth books might be something that you will want to consider if your child is very young.

For instance, Read more »

Where Can I Buy A Children’s Book On Potty Training?

March 22nd, 2013

Potty training is not something that most parents look forward to. However, it is a necessary part of your child’s development, and you will certainly enjoy not changing any more diapers when the process is complete.
Potty training is different for every child, but reading books about potty training can be helpful for both you and your young one. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of books available in all budget ranges, and books can be purchased from many different sources.
The Internet is a great place to find potty training books. Read more »

Are Hardcover Books The Best To Buy For Children?

June 2nd, 2012

Choosing between hardcover and paperback books for your children depends on a variety of factors. If you’re in the market for a book for an infant or toddler, a hardcover book offers the durability needed for kids of this age range. Infants and toddlers may want to nibble on, toss or bang their books around, and hardcover board books can usually withstand this type of normal use. Hardcover board books with thicker pages are also easier to turn for the youngest readers.

Hardcover books are also an appropriate option for older children if you’d like Read more »

When Should A Child Have The First Book?

May 29th, 2012

A child should have a first book as soon as they should interest in books. It doesn’t matter if they cannot read. Children have such wonderful imaginations. They are always into something. A book can be a great way to develop their skills.

Children realize shapes and colors pretty early. A book as early as the age of one may be a good for some kids. This can be something that is very simulating in the world of Read more »

Where Can I Find A Large Assortment Of Children’s Books?

May 27th, 2012

If you have children who like to read, there are places that you can get books that are very inexpensive. Yard sales are a great place to start when you begin looking for books for your child. Most people who have books at yard sales will sell them at very cheap prices. Look at the books before you get them to be sure there are no torn pages. If there are several books at the yard sale, you might be able to make an offer on all of them. Flea markets are similar Read more »

What Do I Look For In A Children’s Book?

May 23rd, 2012

With virtually thousands of children’s books covering the shelves at your neighborhood book store how can you possibly find a good children’s book?
What I look for in a children’s book is content and art.
I am not fond of the children’s books that can be read in two seconds and with a story line so simple I could have come up with a better story myself. So I look for a book that has some meat to it. That has a good little story that both teaches and entertains. Read more »

Where Can I Find Good Educational Books For Children?

May 20th, 2012

If you know where to look, finding educational books for children is easy. Your local library is always a great place to start. Library books are free. Children’s interests change frequently, so borrowing a book is always a good choice for your wallet. Librarians are knowledgeable about literature and can suggest appropriate books. Bring your children along so they can browse with you. Your children may find a new hobby or interest just from looking on their own. This helps explain it more.

City and school libraries often have used Read more »