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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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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’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 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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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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Thrift Store – Young Adult Reading Challenge #1

This post contains affiliate links. Having finished the romance reading challenge, I’m ready for a break from that particular genre.  I found these five books in the young adult/juvenile section at my local Goodwill and am looking forward to reading … Continue reading

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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

This post contains an affiliate link. Twelve Years a Slave is the final book in my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge!  I am so excited to give away the books from this challenge to one lucky winner–so stay tuned! I was … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

This post contains an affiliate link. While picking up some books at the library the other day, I spotted Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sitting on the counter with the new items.  I’m a big Harry Potter fan and … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Movie 2005

This post contains an affiliate link. I finally got my hands on the movie adaptation of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.  I really enjoyed the book as a feel-good, but still challenging coming-of-age story.  However, after seeing the movie, … Continue reading

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