Category Archives: Family Films

Twelve ‘Shoe Books’ by Noel Streatfeild (1936 – 1972)

How many of us finally learned how to pronounce “Streatfeild” while watching You’ve Got Mail?? Noel Steatfield was a actress before becoming one of the most popular British children’s authors of her day!  Among her best-loved titles are her twelve Shoe … Continue reading

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Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry (1953)

Brighty of the Grand Canyon is based on the adventures of a small burro who lived in the Grand Canyon in the early 1900s.  Brighty wandered the colorful cliffs, made friends with the tourists and even helped Teddy Roosevelt’s expedition … Continue reading

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Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith (1983)

I’m starting 2018 with one of our family’s very favorite books! Farmer Hogget raises sheep in rural England.  One day, in a moment of fate, he wins a tiny piglet at the local fair.  This small baby pig pulls at … Continue reading

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MAGNUS — documentary film (2016)

Today I’m recommending MAGNUS, a 2016 documentary film available on Netflix. Magnus Carlsen is the youngest chess grandmaster ever – age 13. He becomes World Champion in 2013 at the age of 23 – a title he still holds at … Continue reading

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