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Miss Buncle’s Book for Old School Wednesday

I’m going to borrow a feature title from the Book Smugglers again and call this Old School Wednesday – taking a break from trying to keep up with the latest hot releases by reading an older book.  This one first … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Classic: The Girl with the Silver Eyes

The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts. Scholastic, 1980. This book appeared in several of the wonderful themed lists put out by Stephanie at Views from the Tesseract, a personal favorite from her own childhood.  I’d never … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Lexi Kozlar: Charlotte, Sometimes

A while back, a page at my library came asking for one of the New York Review Children’s Collection books.  I don’t remember what it was any more – we didn’t have it, I filled in a purchase request, the … Continue reading

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The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente, author of thought-provoking fantasy for children and adults, takes the authors of classic literature for adults – the Bronte siblings – and turns them into characters in a book for children.  Can she pull it off? The … Continue reading

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The Little White Horse

Often there are so many shiny new books coming out that I put off reading older titles.  I put this one on my want-to-read list after Charlotte was talking about Elizabeth Goudge on her blog, and I realized that one … Continue reading

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Top 10 Re-Read Fantasy Books from Childhood

Once again, I’m ignoring the long list of reviews waiting to be written in favor of an interesting Top 10 Tuesday.  It’s hosted as always by the good folks at The Broke and the Bookish, and I was sucked into … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, I traveled to Germany for my junior year abroad. There, in addition to my regular university classes, I took one class from the school for outlander students, a look at German children’s literature. I read a … Continue reading

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Top Ten Classics for Kids

Top Ten Classics (for kids) Here’s another list idea from the good folks over at the Broke and Bookish. Making the classics for kids is my own spin, as is posting about Tuesday on Wednesday (though that part wasn’t really … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Goblin

One of the things I love about my son? When I say, “This is a book that kids have been enjoying for over a hundred years”, he gets excited about reading it. This is one that I read and reread … Continue reading

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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. Read by Lynn Redgrave. Originally published by Geoffrey Bless, 1951. Recording from HarperTrophy, 2003. Moving on with my listening to Narnia with the Boy, we come to Prince Caspian, my childhood favorite of the series, … Continue reading

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