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Wayback Wednesday ~ The Hundred Dresses – Eleanor Estes

See larger image The Hundred Dresses My daughter and I read this book together a couple of years ago, and we are still talking about it.

The Hundred Dresses tells a thought provoking tale about peer pressure.  Although written in the 1940’s it is sadly still highly relevant.  It is a short book, but […]

Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew – Ursula Brewer

See larger image Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew Nurk is a wonderful adventure story that features a shrew named Nurk who is an unlikely hero.  Courage, friendship, kindness and hope are explored in this thought-provoking tale that will delight intermediate elementary readers as well as their parents.  New From: $4.95 USD In Stock

Way Back Wednesday ~ The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

See larger image The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Full-Color Collector’s Edition This post was originally published on July 16, 2016.  Our daughter received the boxed set of this edition of The Chronicles of Narnia for Christmas, and she has been delighting in re-reading the series on her own.

The Chronicles of Narnia is […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Crenshaw – Katherine Applegate

See larger image Crenshaw New From: $5.22 USD In Stock

Living in Texas with a fourth grader who loves to read, The Texas Bluebonnet Award program is a big deal at our house.  Students in grades 3-6 across the state read nominated books and get to vote for the winner.  Our daughter […]

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

See larger image The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Full-Color Collector’s Edition The Chronicles of Narnia is an amazing fantasy series with strong Biblical themes. It can be enjoyed by children as well as adults. Our daughter has been reading thru the series with Dad at bedtime and loves it. I highly recommend partner […]

Crenshaw – Katherine Applegate

See larger image Crenshaw As huge fans of The One and Only Ivan, our family was eager to see what Katherine Applegate would write next. We were not disappointed! Crenshaw is awesome! Just as The One and Only Ivan was a book we opted to partner read with our daughter; Crenshaw was as well. […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Frog and Friends – Eve Bunting

See larger image Frog and Friends (I Am a Reader!: Frog and Friends) I was recently asked for independent reading book suggestions. This was one of our daughter’s favorites because it featured so many cute animals.

We are always on the hunt for independent reader books that feature colorful pictures. Our daughter is delighted […]

Mouse and Mole Secret Valentine – Wong Herbert Yee

See larger image Mouse and Mole: Secret Valentine (A Mouse and Mole Story) Mouse and Mole Secret Valentine is a sweet, heart warming story that celebrates the magic of Valentine’s Day. The text is perfect for early readers who are transitioning into chapter book reading, and the illustrations are darling. New From: $5.00 USD In Stock

The One and Only Ivan – Katherine Applegate

See larger image The One and Only Ivan Our family absolutely fell in love with this book. The first person narrative of a gorilla named Ivan who is living at the Big Top Shopping Mall is a tale of heartbreak as well as new beginnings. This book provides a lot to think about and […]

The Hundred Dresses – Eleanor Estes

See larger image The Hundred Dresses The Hundred Dresses tells a thought provoking tale about peer pressure. Although written in the 1940’s it is sadly still highly relevant. Although a short book, there is great depth to this story, and I chose to partner read it with our daughter. It served as the catalyst […]