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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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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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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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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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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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Empyrion: The Search for Fierra by Stephen R. Lawhead

This post contains an affiliate link. Empyrion: The Search for Fierra is a book which my husband recommended.  It’s an older book, but one he enjoyed as a young man.  Now it’s my turn to enjoy it! Premise: Orion Treet … 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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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

This post contains an affiliate link. Artemis Fowl is the first book from my Thrift Store Young Adult Reading Challenge.  Strictly speaking, not all of the books in this challenge are young adult books.  A couple of them are middle … Continue reading

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