Monthly Archives: December 2016

Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Spy by Nathan Olson

This post contains an affiliate link. Here’s another book from my quest to find interesting graphic novels.  Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Spy is a book that can be digested in one sitting. Premise: Nathan Hale was a young man who lived … Continue reading

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A Pirate Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids by Sarah L. Schuette

This post contains an affiliate link. I love looking at fun cookbooks!  A Pirate Cookbook looked interesting, so I checked it out from the library. Premise: This book contains several pirate-themed recipes that are perfect for kids to make. My … Continue reading

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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars by Nathan Hale

This post contains an affiliate link. I read Alamo All-Stars over the course of a couple days. This is a super-fun graphic novel that is perfect for teaching kids about history!  I’m excited to check out the other books in … Continue reading

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The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer

This post contains an affiliate link. I finished the final book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy–The Islands of the Blessed. I think this was the best book in the series! Premise: Jack and his companions must go on another … Continue reading

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Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

This post contains an affiliate link. My kids are big fans of graphic novels but many of their choices don’t appeal to me.  So I went on a search for some graphic novels that would catch my attention.  Snow White: … Continue reading

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The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

This post contains an affiliate link. As I was browsing my parents’ bookshelf the other day, I came across a 1945 copy of The Red Pony by John Steinbeck. I think that old books are awesome, so I decided to … Continue reading

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McBroom Tells a Lie by Sid Fleischman

This post contains an affiliate link. I picked up McBroom Tells a Lie at the same time as The Dream Stealer.  Notice a pattern here with the same author.  My husband read this one aloud to the kids at bedtime. … Continue reading

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5 Literary Gift Ideas – #1

I’m starting a new series of posts, probably monthly, to showcase some really fun gift ideas for people who love books and reading.  (Like myself!)  I hope that these posts will be helpful for those of you who have a … Continue reading

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The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman

This post contains an affiliate link. The Dream Stealer is a charming little story that I got to read with the kids before bed.  Though it has chapters, they are very short.  The story could be read before bed, or … Continue reading

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The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer

This post contains an affiliate link. I finished The Land of the Silver Apples last night and am happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed it!  It is the second book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy. Premise: When Lucy … Continue reading

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The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

This post contains an affiliate link. While perusing the shelves on a recent library visit, I found The Sea of Trolls and thought it looked interesting. It is the first book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy. Premise: Jack is … Continue reading

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The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

This post contains an affiliate link. I found The Trumpet of the Swan on my parents’ bookshelf and decided to give it a read. I had read it as a kid, but it’s been many years.  I didn’t remember the … Continue reading

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