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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Premise: In Harry’s third year at Hogwarts all heck breaks loose!  Notorious criminal Sirius Black has broken out of Azkaban prison and is … Continue reading

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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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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

This post contains an affiliate link. I read the Harry Potter series years ago, though not when they first came out.  I had a thing back then about reading books which were being talked about non-stop.  The more someone told … 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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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

This post contains affiliate links. My kids recently discovered the joys of Fantastic Mr. Fox.  I read it many years ago when I was a kid and absolutely loved it!  Was it a part of your childhood too? Premise: Mr. … Continue reading

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4 Favorite Children’s Books #2

This post contains affiliate links. Here are more of our favorite children’s books coming your way!  Are any of these your favorites, too? A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson This book is an absolutely charming collection of … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

This post contains an affiliate link. I just finished The Mysterious Benedict Society.  Thanks for the recommendation, smile rac! Premise: A group of children who are without families are tasked with saving the world from the nefarious Mr. Curtain.  Does … Continue reading

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Booker T. Washington: Great American Educator by Eric Braun

This post contains an affiliate link. Booker T. Washington is another educational graphic novel for kids which I found at the library.  I’ll just keep ’em coming as I find them! Premise: In graphic novel form, readers learn about the … 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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Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

This post contains an affiliate link. I read Caddie Woodlawn years ago, as a child.  I love frontier adventures which feature female heroines.  The fact that this story takes place in the area I grew up in makes it that … 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 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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