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When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly Oxford

This post contains an affiliate link. A special thank-you to Dey Street Books and Goodreads for providing an ARC for me to review! Title: When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by … Continue reading

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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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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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Favorite Book Criticisms #2

More of my favorite book criticisms!  Enjoy! “I can’t imagine anyone wanting to read anymore about Artemis Fowl. He is a nasty, nasty little boy. The only way I’d ever like to read more about him is if the adventures … 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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Wild Beautiful Places: Picture-Perfect Journeys Around the Globe from National Geographic

This post contains an affiliate link. When I spotted Wild Beautiful Places at the library, I had to get it.  Anything by National Geographic is almost certain to be stunning! Premise: Readers get to see some of the natural beauty … 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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Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book by Calliope Glass & Caitlin Kennedy

This post contains an affiliate link. Star Wars ABC-3PO was lounging on the “new” shelf at our library.  It is Star Wars and it’s a kids book–so I had to check it out! Premise: Each letter of the alphabet features … 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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