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The Polar Express

The Polar Express

by Chris Van Allsburg

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any ... Read More

Wonder

Wonder

by R J Palacio

"Wonder" is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole ... Read More

What Do You Do with a Problem?

What Do You Do with a Problem?

by Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator)

"What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a ... Read More

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

directed by Ron Howard
featuring Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon, Clint Howard, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins

He's mean, he's green, and he's doesn't like the Yuletide season one bit -- Jim Carrey stars in this live-action adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss (aka Theodore Geisel). High ... Read More

Pompeii

Pompeii (2014)

directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
featuring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas

Paul W.S. Anderson directs this period disaster film centered on the story of a Pompeii gladiator who races to save his true love as Mount Vesuvius prepares to erupt in A.D. 79. After rising out of ... Read More

'Let’s Get Lost: Exploring the World'

In my early twenties, during arid summers and dry, Southern California winters, I would drive the back country roads of my county with the windows rolled down and the music turned up (Think shoe gaze pop masters Ride, and queue the classic “Let’s Get Lost” if you can find a[…] Read More

'Summer?s Last Hurrah'

The end of summer, so bittersweet. The air is a little cooler, the days a little shorter. Back to school days ahead, vacation days behind us. Why not make the most of the summer days that remain. Don’t let the season end without fitting in another hike, trip to the[…] Read More

'Along the Road'

Summertime and road trips go hand in hand… an ongoing love affair with the car and the open road. Long lazy days behind the wheel, an open agenda and a detour on the backroads. Or maybe a fixed destination, traveling the interstate, Point A to Point B. A trip down[…] Read More