Inspiration, Recommendations

If you like The Lucy Library, you might also like these!

Here are a few other places that you can find inspiration for finding the best stories for your children, whether fairy tales or modern story books! If you love stories and books and sharing the best stories with children, here are some other great sites to check out! N.D. Wilson: Wilson is an imaginative author …

Story Review

Video: A Wrinkle In Time, A Great Family Story For Children and GrownUps

Here is my intro on one of the best New York City native authors, Madeleine L’Engle! Her stories, especially this classic, A Wrinkle in Time, are great imaginative stories for children and grownups alike! With themes of valor, wonder, faithfulness, and love–it is a perfect fit for The Lucy Library! I hope your families enjoy!

Story Review

George MacDonald: At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind is the last of my three George MacDonald story reviews, and I am so excited to share it with you. It centers around the adventures of a boy named Diamond and especially his many adventures with the North Wind, who is an allegorical semi-divine character in the story. At …

Story Review

George MacDonald: The Princess and The Goblin

I am so excited to get to share another of my favorite George MacDonald stories with you all! Despite the rather bland title (sorry George), The Princess and the Goblin is no ordinary fairy tale. This is one of MacDonald’s many stories in which the heroes are actually children. This story centers around a little girl names …

Story Review

George MacDonald: The Light Princess

As promised, this is the first review of one of George MacDonald’s most wonderful stories, The Light Princess! This is a breezy chapter book fairy tale, which can make a lovely read-aloud bedtime story! The Light Princess starts out as a silly story about a princess who was cursed to be without the effects of gravity. This …

Author Review, Opinion

George MacDonald: An Often Forgotten Gem

This is my first “author review” post, where I hope to give you a little introduction to a great author! I figured we could start with the classics, so meet George MacDonald! George MacDonald was a Scottish minister who wrote during the eighteen hundreds, and he is primarily known for fantasy stories written not just for children, …

Methods, Recommendations

How To Decide if a Story is Good to Share with Your Children

My stance in the Lucy Library is that stories are powerful. If you’re with me on that, then it means that is it really worthwhile to be intentional with the stories we share with children. This doesn’t mean we have to always “protect” them from stories that might be scary, but it does mean it …

Inspiration

3 Quotes that Show Why Children’s Stories Really Matter

Sometimes, it may be tempting to think that the main objective of children’s stories is to just keep kids entertained. While entertainment is not bad, so much more is going on when children are introduced to the wider world through stories. The quotes below focus on “fairy tales” because they are one of the oldest …