BOOK REVIEW: The Blues Go Birding Across America

The Blues Go Birding Across America, by Carol Malnor This is an adorable picture book written from the perspective of 5 bluebirds that travel around America, learning about the natural history of birds in a cute cartoon story format. It […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of a Brownie

The Adventures of a Brownie, by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik This week I finished reading this book aloud for the second time. My kids LOVED it! Originally written in 1908, you would think that the language and plot would be […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 3

(continued from the last post) I think Witch Week was the hardest to get through the beginning…The entire first half felt less intriguing than the other books we had read in the series up till then and I found myself […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 2

I started talking about this series in April, when we first discovered it and started reading the first volume (which included 2 of the books: “Charmed Life” and “The Lives of Christopher Chant”). At that point, I was intrigued and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Have you heard of the “Chrestomanci” series?

I found the book “The Pinhoe Egg” on the shelf at the library recently (facing out on top of a shelf…that is such a brilliant way to get people to find new books to read! I find things for my […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Dust Bowl Through the Lens

The Dust Bowl Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Helped Remedy a National Disaster, by Martin W. Sandler I just finished reading this book cover to cover. I never really knew about The Dust Bowl and all that happened. […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Buffalo are Back

The Buffalo are Back, by Jean Craighead George This book is just stunning. Stunning pictures, stunning story. It is just beautiful overall! This is a fabulous nonfiction picture book that has gorgeous pictures and tells the tale of the American […]

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BOOK REVIEW: A Wizard from the Start

A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison, by Don Brown I am practically obsessed with finding nonfiction picture books. The vast majority of the nonfiction books for children that I’m finding at the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: We Planted a Tree

We Planted a Tree, by Diane Muldrow I found this little gem on the shelf at our local library and just had to share it before I returned it! This picture book captured my interest because of the crisp, colorful, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle

The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting Finished reading this book aloud to my children today and we are in love with the characters in this series and can’t wait to read more! This is the 2nd in the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap

The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap, by H. M. Bouwman I found this on the library bookshelf and was intrigued…Just finished it today…was reading to see if my 9.5yr old would like it and if it […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Bread and Jam for Frances

Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban I think this is my favorite Frances book…it’s about how Frances won’t eat anything but bread & jam, won’t try anything new. So mom feeds her bread & jam for breakfast/lunch/dinner and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly House

Butterfly House, by Eve Bunting This is a touching story of a little girl who rescues a caterpillar & decides to raise it to adulthood. With the help of her grandpa, she builds a beautiful “Butterfly House,” & cares for […]

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