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My Book Bag: Call It Courage

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry has been on my “read aloud to the kids” list for a while. (Yes, I keep lists. Lots and lots of lists.) It has several things going for it which make it a good choice to read aloud, or for children to read themselves. It is a Newbury Medal winner. This… Continue reading My Book Bag: Call It Courage

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My Book Bag: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken has been my favorite novel of the year (so far). I was able to borrow the audio version through my library and stream it through our van’s Bluetooth feature on our vacation several weeks ago. The book is read by Lizza Aiken, Joan Aiken’s daughter. In the… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

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My Book Bag: A Dog of Flanders

A Dog of Flanders by Marie Louise de la Ramée is a very short book that is listed in my daughter’s reading curriculum for next year. I had heard of it but never read it. It is a considered a classic, so many of you have probably read it. Since I had never read it, I thought… Continue reading My Book Bag: A Dog of Flanders

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My Book Bag: Homer Price

It’s hard to believe, but we just completed the last book for our Notgrass History literature course. The book, Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey, was a great one with which to end the year. It’s a look at life in the mid-west in the 1950’s, the era we were studying. Homer, who is based on… Continue reading My Book Bag: Homer Price

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My Book Bag: Misty of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry has been on my “to-read” list for a long time. I like to use the Newbery Award and Honor books as a starting place when I’m looking for wholesome children’s books. And yes, I still read children’s books myself. I once worried to my mother that this meant that… Continue reading My Book Bag: Misty of Chincoteague

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My Book Bag: The Wind in the Willows

I wrote a review of Honey for a Child’s Heart, by Gladys Hunt a few months ago. In that book, Mrs. Hunt mentions the book The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame about a half-dozen times. It was one of her family’s favorite read aloud selections and her children made connections to that book throughout their lives.… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Wind in the Willows

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Books to Warm Your Heart

One of the many things I’d planned to do on the blog this summer was to write several book reviews and host a book giveaway. I know that the summer is not over, but it’s rapidly passing. I cannot believe that June has almost bid adieu. I have several tasks beckoning me to come hither… Continue reading Books to Warm Your Heart