Harriet the Spy is one of those stories that reminds you exactly what middle school was like. You laugh, you cringe, you remember the friendships, you remember friends turning on each other…
Like I said, you cringe.
But it’s also a feel-good movie that your kids will love and since it was released in 1996, there’s a good chance they haven’t seen it.
They totally should.
My boys love this film about a pair of siblings in foster care who keep stray dogs in an abandoned hotel.
Because what kid doesn’t love dogs? Well, I mean, I do know one kid that doesn’t, but she still enjoys dog movies.
If you’re looking for a family fun night with plenty of laughs and a book tie-in, Hotel for Dogs is the perfect answer. And read the book, too, because it’s written by Lois Duncan, so you know it’s good.
Just maybe don’t try to read it all in one night.
You knew it was coming. Didn’t you?
I love it when Hollywood makes a film based on a favorite book and almost gets it right, or at least gets the message right. It doesn’t happen often, but it would be hard to base a film on R.J. Palacio’s Wonder without it turning out… well, wonderful.
You guys. I have loved this film for a long time. What better way to celebrate winter than a snow day?!
YAAAAAYYYYY! Snow Days are magical, even for homeschoolers. There’s something about the way it makes us feel different than other days. We wake up, the world is hushed, the house is warm, and there are Possibilities.
The movie Snow Day captures all of that both beautifully and hilariously. Plus, Chevy Chase.