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When the Sergeant Came Marching Home
Gr 4–6—Ten-year-old Donald is miserable now that his father, the Sergeant, has returned home from World War II and moved the family to a farm in rural ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2008
Copper Sun
This book was great! It starts out a bit slow as the author builds the historical background of the characters. As the reader comes to know and unders ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 11, 2009
The Loud Silence of Francine Green
This was a fairly entertaining book. The historical quality of it is the most interesting - providing a look at life in America during the 1950s and t ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 27, 2008
Witch Child (Witch Child, #1)
Over all I enjoyed this book in the end, but initially was disappointed because the story isn't as much about witches and I'd been expecting. The firs ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 27, 2009
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
I've actually read this book a few times, the first when I was in library school and the 2nd & 3rd times as part of the book club I ran at area sc ...more
Mar 2004
Sep 29, 2007
Al Capone Does My Shirts
What a fun book! I'm posting a book talk that I wrote to explain this book:

Have you ever heard of Alcatraz? What about Al Capone? Could you ever imagi
Feb 2006
Sep 29, 2007
Remember As You Pass Me By
Gr 5–8—In this story narrated in the protagonist's Texas drawl, readers will see the effects of a trying time in history through the eyes of a sympath ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2008
S.O.S. Titanic
Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neil is traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Barry is accompanied by an adult chaperon, Mr. ...more
Apr 2006
Sep 29, 2007
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
Wow. This was a very interesting book. A few things I can say for certain about this book are:

* It is historical fiction (time period - American Revol
Oct 2007
Sep 20, 2007
Shooting the Moon
This was a really good book. The story is told by 12 year-old Jamie Dexter and her life on a military base in Texas. Her older brother, TJ, has just l ...more
Nov 06, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Well, this is the Caldecott winner for 2008 which was quite surprising, but certainly appropriate.

Selznick does an excellent job of melding text with
Jan 2008
Nov 17, 2007
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
This book reminded me of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but for young readers.

Each story is an interesting peek at Medieval life through the eyes of a yo
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
A fun, historical-fiction story of the Civil War era. A young boy, Homer P. Figg of the title, goes searching for his older brother, Harold, who has b ...more
Mar 08, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3)
The third installment in Libba Bray's trilogy about young Gemma Doyle was quite good, but also very long.

There were parts of this book that I could've
Mar 2008
Feb 04, 2008
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2)
Love this series! I have immediately gone on to listening to the third and final book!

Listening to the book has been quite enjoyable. Josephine Bailey
Feb 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Dec 2007
Nov 17, 2007
What I Saw and How I Lied
Jan 2009
Dec 13, 2008
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