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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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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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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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M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

This post contains an affiliate link. M.C. Higgins, the Great is the second book from my Thrift Store Young Adult Reading Challenge.  It’s the 1975 Newbery Medal winner. Premise: M.C. Higgins lives on a mountain that his family has owned … Continue reading

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

This post contains an affiliate link. The boys and I just finished From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as our chapter book for homeschooling.  I read this book as a child, but had forgotten the details.  It’s … Continue reading

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