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Homer Price
Stories extolling midwestern America are about as rare as songs for brown eyed girls. Both of which are so ubiquitous we often fail to notice their ch ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Tell Me About Heaven
After the death of a precious family member, I began reading Randy Alcorn's non-fiction work, "Heaven." While I'm not sure I agree with everything Alc ...more
Feb 04, 2011
Oct 15, 2008
Little Pear
i was disappointed. I really wanted to like a book set in China that illuminates cultural differences for children. Little Pear is a handful, but I fo ...more
not set
May 20, 2011
A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies: 1600-1740 A History of US Book Two
UPDATE: We worked further in this book, to the half way point, and I could not stand it any longer. I have subbed it out of our curriculum, using othe ...more
Jan 2014
Mar 08, 2014
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Chapter Book Box Set (Narnia)
I remember these books vividly from my childhood. I think my mother read them to us. The boys and the girls enjoyed them, and I'm looking forward to s ...more
Jan 1984
Mar 20, 2008
Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China
I truly enjoyed reading this book which covers the development of Chinese culture. History, inventions, art, astronomy, trade, mathematics, and medici ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
In the Line of Fire: Eight Women War Spies
This is an adequate introduction to the world of spying. While the title centers on women, the Kuehn family, influential in aiding Japanese preparatio ...more
not set
Apr 30, 2010
Dolphin Freedom
Book #2 after Dolphin Adventure, this book continues a divers adventures with a dolphin off the coast of Florida. Some events also take place in the B ...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
Twenty and Ten
I found this story appropriate for young children to understand the dynamics of the holocaust, and inspire them to help out others even when it is dan ...more
May 23, 2011
May 20, 2011
Tales of Persia: Missionary Stories from Islamic Iran
Have you ever read James Herriot's Treasury for Children? "Tales from Persia" by William McElwee Miller reminded me of Herriot's wholesome, simple, so ...more
May 17, 2014
May 13, 2014
Tales from Shakespeare
This book is a true jewel. A home schooling treasure. Oh the plays we read! Oh the wonderful conversations we had!

Iago's character in Othello lead to
Jan 2014
Feb 25, 2014
A History of Us: Book 3: From Colonies to Country 1735-1791
We used this book for home school history. It does a thorough job of covering the American Revolution, and I like the detailed insight into our own co ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories
Three stories illuminate Mary Breckridge and her ministry through the stories of people she served. I found it helpful that the stories are told by bo ...more
May 13, 2011
May 20, 2011
The Littles To The Rescue
Another fun title. I had to write and tell you all that chapter 3 deals with the Littles making a telephone call. This is hilarious. Partly because of ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 09, 2013
The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
This is a difficult book to begin, because you know that when it is done, your time in Narnia is over. And yet somehow, Lewis writes so compellingly t ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
The Diary of a Young Girl
A memoir by one who never meant to write. A famous young girl who felt forgotten. A tragedy that gave me, as a young girl, an early glimpse at how ble ...more
Jan 1984
Mar 20, 2008
The Hundred Dresses
This book covers some heavy themes for Kindergarten. Bullying, gossip, peer pressure, standing up for a weaker person, immigration, "foreigness," imag ...more
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Aug 16, 2010
The Great Brain (Great Brain #1)
Ever since my teacher read this book aloud in 7th? grade, i was hooked on the Great Brain. These stories are fun, clever and captivating. A great book ...more
Jan 1985
Mar 20, 2008
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Re-read this book for the first time as an adult.

Some children expressed the concern that Claudia was cold toward her family, and I can see how this
Aug 2015
Mar 20, 2008
Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church (History Lives #1)
For some reason, this book didn't work well for us as a read aloud. I'm not sure why. I was all set to give it 3 stars and move on, but then I decided ...more
Dec 29, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
I am torn as we finish this next book in our chronological reading of the Chronicles of Narnia. On the one hand, my son and I loved the story. The hor ...more
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
There is an element of mystery in this installment of Lewis' treasured Chronicles of Narnia.

Who is Prince Caspian?
Why have the Pevensie children bee
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain #3)
This series was a favorite from childhood for all the kids in our family. I remember my teacher and my mom reading them to us, and then re-reading the ...more
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Mar 20, 2008
The Wind in the Willows
I was enchanted by this story as a child, though I don't know whether my first exposure was the book or the movie with the enchanting music. I think m ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Mar 26, 2009
The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain #4)
A great book for boys! This series was a favorite from childhood for all the kids in our family. I remember my teacher and my mom reading them to us, ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Mar 20, 2008
With Lee in Virginia
I had heard a lot about G.A. Henty and his excellent books for boys, so I wanted to read one. I was surprised to find this amidst my own books, a cast ...more
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Apr 25, 2008
Mr. Popper's Penguins
I feel like a bit of a scrooge for my tepid reaction to this book which we used as a Kindergarten read aloud. A highly decorated classic of children's ...more
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May 01, 2008
The Bronze Bow
This book is very good for both young readers and adults. It is a historical fiction account of a young man living in Jesus' time.

Positives: I liked t
Aug 22, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
A classic of American fantasy that we read as a Kindergarten read aloud. It's a bit different than I remember. There are some minefields for parents t ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
The War of 1812
Photographs and maps complement an excellent text describing how the War of 1812 came about, it's major battles and it's outcomes. The author effectiv ...more
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
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