Author: Matt

  • Little Robot

    [amazon_link asins=’1626720800′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’01bcca67-b825-11e7-99d4-65314339f12e’] We got this from the library, which has a lot of graphic novels and other quasi-comic books – a lot more than when I was a kid, but back then the genres were more explicitly separated (novels OR picture books OR comics). Little Robot has a lot of panels […]

  • KidsTV123

    We try to restrict ‘screen time’ to weekends and when we do let the kids use our phones or the iPad we try to limit video usage to PBS Kids, Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. YouTube is a special case because of the quantity of ads, but also because of the content of the ads, […]

  • The Camelback Dogs!

    [amazon_link asins=’1570614202′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f2a40203-a94d-11e7-b7c5-17a1ad61d7dd’] This seemed like a very odd book when I first read it to the kids after receiving it as a gift, but we’ve all grown fond of it. This one does not get read as frequently as some others on our shelves, but when we do read it the […]

  • Block Craft 3D

    This is essentially a clone of Minecraft and the main reason to play this is if you want to play Minecraft but don’t want to pay for it. It’s a pretty faithful copy with some slight differences and is close enough to the original that even kids who have played real Minecraft should have fun […]

  • Bob the Builder: The Legend of the Golden Hammer

    [amazon_link asins=’B002W87QFK’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e7512377-a86f-11e7-bb8b-3fe376f227a8′] This movie is from Bob the Builder’s “middle period”, when the animation was done using CGI but meant to look like the original stop-motion style, but before the change to a more human-like look for the characters. This older look is more popular in our family. We seldom watch […]

  • Scamp to the Rescue

    [amazon_link asins=’0717284484′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1c6e3623-9e26-11e7-add8-db49fe0ae686′] This book may not be in print any longer and it’s easy to see why since the theme of kidnapping is no longer one you see in children’s books. This is the story of the four puppies belonging to Lady and the Tramp: Scamp, a rascally energetic boy, and […]

  • Lambert the Sheepish Lion

    [amazon_link asins=’0717284190′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ea6c763c-9e23-11e7-8e25-0b1ae8a4c853′] This is a book version of a 1952 Disney short directed by Jack Hannah (not the same Hannah as Hanna-Barbera) and written by Bill Peet, who went on to write dozens of children’s books (all of which are still in print) including Kermit the Hermit (1965) and The Ant […]

  • I’ll See You in the Morning

    [amazon_link asins=’0811865436′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e8305ded-9e22-11e7-b6a9-67ce4bb73f67′] Like all the books on this site, this is one that our kids pull off the shelf and ask to be read over and over. A difference here is that they’ve been hearing this book being read longer than they can even remember. The theme is of comforting a […]

  • Blueberries for Sal

    [amazon_link asins=’0670175919′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cf4d7487-6be2-11e7-97be-997a78b25df3′] Some books don’t age well. The customs and styles of a certain era aren’t necessarily appealing decades later. Blueberries for Sal, however, has aged well and is just as delightful as it was when I read it in the 70s, when it had already been in print for thirty […]

  • Moana

    I’m normally a pretty cynical person, but I thought Moana was just great. Great story, great music, great everything. (The executive producer was John Lasseter, who produced and/or wrote/driected most of the great Pixar movies before and after the Disney purchase, which may have something to do with the quality) [amazon_link asins=’B01MRNUJUO’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ […]