Long before R-Patz had us coming down with a serious case of Twilight Fever, and kids actually read with their eyes and everything, a craze hit the 90’s faster than Kevin Bacon’s feet in Footloose- that phenomenon was the teenage fright fest novel series Point Horror. Continue reading “POINT HORROR BOOKS” »
With today being the 76th birthday of the late children’s author Roger Hargreaves, what better way to celebrate than with an ode to the original Mr Men and Little Miss books, of which he was the creator and writer.
There were so many things to collect as a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s, be it marbles, Garbage Pail stickers, or Star Wars action figures. But who can forget the phenomenon that was and still is Panini sticker albums? The fact that this leading brand of collectable stickers and the books to stick them in, is still going strong to this day is by the by, but as a kid growing up back in the day there was no Nintendo DS’, iPods, or mobile phones to keep us occupied, so sticker books were a God send and kept the likes of me and my friends preoccupied in the playground. As the Italian company (founded by brothers Giuseppe and Benito Panini in 1961) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, I Miss The Old School takes a look back at our school day memories of the brand.
I was a proper little book worm when I was growing up, and spent hour sitting in a corner with my head buried deep in a book, so much so my parents began to get a bit worried about me, and tried to push me to go out and play with my friends, something they did the opposite of as I grew older! Lol!
In my early teens, a book I could often be found reading was one from the Sweet Valley High series. You know the ones based on the lives of twin sisters Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, two 16-year-old blonde-haired, pretty, all American teens and their friends, growing up in a small fictional Southern Californian town of Sweet Valley? Continue reading “SWEET VALLEY HIGH” »
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 was a British TV show based on the hugely popular book of the same name, written by Sue Townsend in 1982. Like the title suggests the book chronicled the diary entries of a 13 year old boy called Adrian Mole, who is a bit of a geek. Continue reading “ADRIAN MOLE” »