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Way Back Wednesday ~ Crenshaw – Katherine Applegate

See larger image Crenshaw New From: $6.37 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: $2.89 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 […]

Sarah, Plain and Tall – Patricia MacLachlan

See larger image Sarah, Plain and Tall Sarah, Plain and Tall is simply a great book. The fact that this tale of loss and love is told from the point of view of a child intensifies the power of this story. MacLachlan’s simple straight-forward writing style provides the perfect manner in which to meet […]

The Year of Billy Miller – Kevin Henkes

See larger image The Year of Billy Miller Kevin Henkes works are favorites at our home, and this book was no exception. It was terrific. The book shares the life of Billy Miller and takes the reader through his entire second grade year. Lots of early chapter books use the setting of a school, […]

The Jesus Bible

See larger image NIV, The Jesus Bible, Hardcover: Discover Jesus in Every Book of the Bible Our daughter was eager to have a Bible of her own rather than using one of her Bible Story books. The Jesus Bible was a great find. The introduction of each book includes where Jesus can be found […]