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BestBoysBook #6 Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

This great adventure story won the Newberry Award way back in 1941 and it is number one on my list because it is the first book I can recall that totally mesmerized me as a kid.  207 more words


Best Boys Books #5 My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

This classic was written in 1959 and has some flaws, but is still a great read for a boy.  Sam Gribley is tired of living in New York with his parents and 7 siblings and dreams of striking out for his grandfather’s abandoned farm in Catskills Mountains.   146 more words


Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Peter Rabbit … and His Many Friends

I think I must have English vocabulary on my mind since my children are in the SAT taking years. We have many resources to augment our own vocabularies and those of our kids. 926 more words

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Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre - A Review

Cakes in Space is the second collaborative book by the author Philip Reeve and the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. Oliver and the Seawigs, which we have reviewed on this site, is their first. 458 more words

Books For Girls

Bink & Gollie by Kate Di Camillo and Alison McGhee - A Review

Bink & Gollie is one of those books I picked up in a second hand book shop purely on instinct. I was aware of Kate Di Camillo through her book The Tale of Desperaux, but had never heard of Alison McGee. 372 more words

Books For Girls

Best Boys Books # 4 Longbow by Wayne Grant

Well this is just a bit self serving, but my YA novel, Longbow, was just published and is available on Amazon. Like all books featured in this blog, … 240 more words