Paddington Goes to Town

For our December “Reading and Refreshments,” we decided to read yet another Paddington book: Paddington Goes to Town, due to the emphasis on the Christmas holidays—it seemed very appropriate for this festive season. “Look,” said [Mrs. Brown], pointing ahead. “There’s the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. If we hurry we may be in time for the carols.” Mr. Brown gave a sniff. “I’ll tell you … Continue reading Paddington Goes to Town

The Railway Children

This month we have been reading an old family favorite, the heartwarming children’s tale The Railway Children by E. Nesbit. And it is the perfect read-aloud family story, because it is all about family! The main characters are three siblings (just like us . . .): Roberta (“Bobbie”), Peter, and Phyllis (“who meant extremely well”). When their father mysteriously disappears, and their mother must begin … Continue reading The Railway Children