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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Premise: Harry Potter is back for his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!  Don’t get too comfortable, though–danger lurks yet … Continue reading

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Ugly by Robert Hoge

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: Ugly by Robert Hoge Premise: Robert was born with some major birth defects (a growth in the middle of his face and deformed legs) because of a medication his mother took while he … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare Notable: Newbery Honor book, 1984 Premise: Matt and his father have claimed a homestead in the Maine wilderness, but Matt’s father must return to … Continue reading

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Super Mario Adventures by Kentaro Takekuma

This post contains an affiliate link. I found Super Mario Adventures at the library and absolutely had to check it out!  As a child I remember playing the original Super Mario Bros. with my dad and siblings.  They are such … Continue reading

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Children of China by Alethea Gold

I found this visually stunning book the last time we made a library trip.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any for sale.  If you really want to admire it, you may have to find a library that carries it … Continue reading

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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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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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Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects by Jack Challoner

This post contains an affiliate link. I found Maker Lab when we went to the library in a nearby town.  I was hoping that we would be able to do a few of the projects in our homeschooling, but that … Continue reading

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Heaven is for Real – Movie 2014

This post contains affiliate links. I watched Heaven Is for Real, the movie adaptation of the book by the same name.  It’s the story of Colton Burpo’s visit to heaven while he was on the operating table for a ruptured … Continue reading

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The Death of Bees: A Novel by Lisa O’Donnell

This post contains an affiliate link. The Death of Bees is my next review from my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge.  The cover makes it look kind of nice with the pretty blues and purples, but let me tell you–this is … Continue reading

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Precious – Movie 2009

This post contains affiliate links. Last night I watched Precious, the movie based on Sapphire’s novel entitled Push.  I won’t tell you too much about the plot, but comment more on how the movie compares to the book.  As stated … Continue reading

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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

This post contains an affiliate link. This is the first Friends & Family Top Picks – Reading Challenge book that I read.  (See my previous post to figure out what the heck I’m talking about.)  I remembered reading Heaven is … Continue reading

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