Tag Archives: elementary

4 Favorite Children’s Books #3

This post contains affiliate links. Four more fun children’s books that we really enjoyed! One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo This is a really cute story about a boy who brings home a penguin from the zoo as his new … 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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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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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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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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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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