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SCI-FI/FANTASY FOR KIDS: Phineas and Ferb!

SCI-FI/FANTASY FOR KIDS: Phineas and Ferb!

In a previous podcast that Steve and I co-hosted back in the day, in an episode that is long since deleted and gone, I asked “What is there for the current generation that is as inspiring as Star Wars was for us?” Steve answered: “Phineas and Ferb.” Now, I had heard of this show. I knew it was on Disney channel. And once, when my family was in a hotel, I watched an episode with my kids. … Read entire article »

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SCI-FI/FANTASY FOR KIDS: Zondervan’s Graphic Novels

SCI-FI/FANTASY FOR KIDS: Zondervan’s Graphic Novels

A few years ago, I was privileged to be a part of an ambitious publishing plan. Zondervan’s children’s division, Zonderkidz, was going to publish six different graphic novel series. Each series was to be eight books long. Each book was to be 150 pages. A few weeks ago, the final volume of each series was finally released. I had involvement in three series. One, TimeFlyz, was a series I created. Another, Kingdoms, was a bible-based work of … Read entire article »

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SCI-FI/FANTASY FOR KIDS: The Secret World of Arrietty

SCI-FI/FANTASY FOR KIDS: The Secret World of Arrietty

My kids and I are huge fans of Studio Ghibli. I love almost everything that I have seen from them, and my kids adore My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio. I would compare the studio to PIXAR, perhaps, and the primary force behind their output over the past decades is one man: animator Hayao Miyazaki. You may be familiar with some of their movies, like the “kid films” Ponyo and … Read entire article »

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SCI-FI FOR KIDS: Wall*E

SCI-FI FOR KIDS: Wall*E

When I was a kid, my imagination was dazzled by Superman and Star Wars on the silver screen and Superfriends and Battle of the Planets on the small screen (among many, many other things), not to mention various comic books like Superman and X-Men and kids books like Narnia and The Littles and . . . well, you get the idea. Some of it was good. Some of it was not. But they engaged my … Read entire article »

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