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Black Narcissus
3.84
I'm in the middle of a Rumer Godden craze. I have to pace myself because I find myself wanting to not do anything else but read. This is another one o ...more
Aug 15, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
 
The Lord's Prayer: A Catholic Child's Book
4.50
I found this treasure on my mother's bookshelf, and borrowed it this week to share with the boys. It must be a very rare book, as I only found one cop ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Nature Quests and Quizzes: A Nature-Seeker's Handbook
5.00
This book was one of the treasures in my mother's attic, and I think it must have been my father's book. This is one to keep on hand, to inspire a "To ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Saint George and the Dragon
3.57
This is an exciting and wonderfully captivating book on St. George and his fight against the dragon. It's a great story to read-aloud, although you mi ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
 
My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)
4.28
I could not put this book down. This is based on the naturalist's life when he was 10 and his family moved the island of Corfu. Written with such huma ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.79
I really enjoyed this mystery story. The main character is 11 years old with amazing knowledge of chemistry and great observation and deduction skills ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
 
Nature All Year Long
5.00
This is a wonderful children's book on nature study, written like a nature almanac (broken down by months). Under each month are signs of the seasons, ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
A Keeper of Bees: Notes on Hive and Home
3.56
This is not a how-to-beekeep book, but the author looking at her life and her beekeeping weaved in. The details on beekeeping are fabulous, plus full ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Project Apollo
3.71
This book is very thorough in sharing the whole story of the Apollo mission, from Apollo 1 to Apollo 18 but for an early reader to read on his own. Th ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
 
The Big Buck Adventure
3.61
We didn't enjoy this math adventure book as much as other ones. The story is a little frenetic. I enjoyed the rhyming and the play on money words. I t ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln
3.73
The story line is interesting -- two modern day brothers visit with their Gramma at Harpers Ferry and visit a Civil War Museum. They are bored until t ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
Haystack Full of Needles
4.67
Alice writes from her own experience in Long Island on how to foster community and that iconic "socialization" for your homeschooled child -- and for ...more
Aug 08, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
3.85
I really enjoyed this book. All of her advice was common, practical, good sense, but it was so helpful to understand how boys click. Two things I took ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with SensoryIntegration Issues
4.14
I picked this book on recommendation from Willa. While I don't see any Sensory Issues with my son, I do see the need for more activation of the senses ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
The Edwardian Lady: The Story Of Edith Holden ..
3.54
This is a bare bone biography, of Edith Blackwell Holden Smith, author and illustrator of Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady. This biography compiles ...more
Jul 10, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God
5.00
These are meditations by Sofia Cavalletti translated by Patricia Coulter. I would say this is a must-read for anyone trying to understand the heart of ...more
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Jul 14, 2011
 
Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns
4.17
We're on our second round of Ruth Heller books. These books in her "World of Language" series are just a great, fun way to learn about grammar. Her il ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
3.84
This book is so enjoyable! She captured me in her introduction when she said that as a grammar stickler she feels like the boy in The Sixth Sense, "I ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Seeing the Elephant: A Story of the Civil War
3.62
This is our favorite Civil War picture book so far. Although the other reviews didn't rate it as highly, my son wanted to reread it. I thought the sto ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
The Story of the H. L. Hunley and Queenie's Coin
4.00
We're immersing ourselves into the Civil War, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary. The anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas will be next week ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
4.07
This is another delightful math adventure with Sir Cumference. This really captures my son's imagination, because the story is based on Sir Cumference ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?
3.97
This is my 5 1/2 yo son's introduction to parts of speech, and he really is enjoying all of Brian Cleary's books. I only did 4 stars for his books bec ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
Crinkleroot's 25 Birds Every Child Should Know
3.96
We're really trying to learn more about birds. Crinkleroot is a favorite. This book is so simple, basically with a name and illustration of a bird on ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals That Lay Eggs
4.16
We're discovering Ruth Heller this summer and really enjoying her works. This book in the World of Nature Series is about who lays eggs in the world o ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
 
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
4.07
This was our first Sir Cumference book; we are totally hooked. This book covers the circle and other basic shapes, like square, rectangle and triangle ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale (Tales of Young Americans)
4.18
Set in the Civil War, the main character is a boy of 11 years old. He is a bugler from Pennsylvania in the Union Army. His first battle is Gettysburg. ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More about Adverbs
4.05
My son is just wild for the Brian Cleary CATegorical books. I personally don't care for the illustrations, but he finds the drawings hilarious and lov ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
4.16
So far, this is ds' favorite book on Apollo 11. His reason is simple: the illustrations on the inside cover of the book show the rocket, all the stage ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
 
Diary of a Fly
4.19
This is the third "Diary of..." books by Diane Cronin. Our favorite is still i>Diary of a Worm. All three cleverly have the writer explain their da ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
 
Stories to Learn by
4.00
This was a childhood favorite; I have such good memories of the old Daughters of St. Paul books. And now my son is really enjoying this book for our b ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
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