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The Happy Place
4.50
I'm surprised I had to add this book to the Good Reads database! After all, this is the author of "Madeline" we're talking about. But no entry here or...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
 
George's Marvellous Medicine
4.00
Maddy thought it was fairly funny. To me, the dialogue was disjointed and arhythmic -- something I might have not noticed if I wasn't reading it aloud...more
May 20, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.22
I absolutely adored this book. I wish it wasn't being Spielberg-ized (in 3D, no less ::groan::), since the black-and-white visuals are so integral to...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
Strawberry Girl
3.82
This was a huge favorite of mine as a child. I recognized a lot of the slang, having spent so much time in Alabama/Florida as a kid. Maybe that's why...more
Apr 23, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
 
Dancing Shoes (Shoes, #9)
4.02
Surprisingly, this is the first Streatfeild book I've read; somehow I missed them as a child. This was charming, with nicely developed characters.
May 22, 2011
May 18, 2011
 
Nicholas
4.12
Beautiful book and seemingly right up my alley, but the content left me a little flat.
Oct 02, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
 
The Tale of Despereaux
3.96
Perfect, sweet yet dark, old-fashioned story -- the kind I like the very best.
May 28, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Roller Skates
3.63
Newberry winner of 1937. Completely charming. The author has a great feel for natural children's conversation, likes, dislikes, etc., whether they be...more
Mar 09, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
 
Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became An American Icon Along the Way
4.11
INCREDIBLE book for those who grew up loving Golden books, whether their own or the library's. At times the history wasn't deep enough for my tastes (...more
Mar 09, 2011
Aug 25, 2008
 
The Best Loved Doll
4.36
Another attic find.

I was never a doll person as a child (or horses, for that matter), so girls' unbridled affection for dolls has never quite made se...more
Mar 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
King of the Dollhouse
4.23
One of more than 100 children's novels from the 1970s left in the attic of my house. I'm slowly going through them to decide which to keep for my daug...more
Mar 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
3.65
This is an expert re-telling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for children. I have the original 1967 edition, and let me tell you the funky, crazed...more
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
Mystery Up the Chimney
3.50
Very one-dimensional children's book with no subtlety or spark. I picked it up at the St Louis Book Fair because her name rang a bell, but the flat st...more
Dec 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
The Mousewife
3.99
So far, the only Rumer Godden book I've actually enjoyed from beginning to end. (Usually I enjoy about the first 7/8ths of one of her books.)
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
 
Dotty's Suitcase
2.00
An adequate early-80s children's book that could have been SO much better with a better writer, or at least an agressive editor.
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
Rabble Starkey
3.62
Unfortunately, rather forgettable.
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
 
The Railway Children
3.96
None
May 2008
May 22, 2008
 
Higglety Pigglety Pop!
4.19
None
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
3.93
None
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
 
Thimble Summer
3.68
None
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer: A Golden Treasury of Classic Treats
4.26
None
Dec 26, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Holes (Holes, #1)
3.90
None
Jan 2004
Mar 09, 2009
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
None
Jul 2007
Mar 09, 2009
 
Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
3.77
None
Mar 08, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
 
Ramona The Pest
4.03
None
Sep 05, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
Beezus and Ramona
3.91
None
Aug 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
Henry Huggins
3.93
None
not set
Nov 09, 2011
 
Ellen Tebbits
3.92
None
not set
Nov 09, 2011
 
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children #1)
4.05
None
May 23, 2008
May 22, 2008
 
Henry and Ribsy (Henry Huggins)
3.90
None
not set
Dec 06, 2011
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