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Time Cat
What a gem. This was everything I wanted the Magic Treehouse books to be--rich, historically accurate, funny, engaging, full of adventure and interest ...more
May 28, 2011
Feb 05, 2010
Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House, #7)
Sigh. Can I just say that as a parent, I loathe these books? I mean really. I kept hearing about how great they were and I found a bunch at Goodwill, ...more
May 05, 2010
May 20, 2010
The Fire Cat
What a sweet, funny book. Logan read this aloud to me last night and we laughed and laughed at Pickles' expressions and especially about Pickles thrus ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Dec 05, 2014
Leo the Snow Leopard
Leo is found as an orphaned cub by a kind Pakistani goat herd. Once Leo gets too big for the goat herd to care for, the Pakistani authorities step in ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1
We wanted to love these books. The stories are so sweet and right up Logan's cat-loving alley. And they are indeed great, if I read them aloud. But as ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
Orlando: A Trip Abroad
Just got this in a mail. I think this is the last Orlando book we'll be able to buy. The prices are just too much on the remaining titles! This one wa ...more
May 25, 2010
May 26, 2010
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Catwings, #3)
We read this when Logan was 4 and we'd read a couple of the other Catwings books, but this one taught me that I need to pre-read books even if I think ...more
May 2008
May 30, 2009
Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold
Logan (age 6.5) loves cats and we've read the Mr. Putter series for a couple of years now. This is one of our favorites. Mr. Putter is sick and longs ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
Based on the (mostly) true story of the Quaker childhood of 18th century painter Benjamin West. From Logan: "I liked the the idea that none of this wo ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Sam, Bangs and Moonshine
If I'd pre-read this, I probably wouldn't have bothered reading it aloud, but we received it as a gift. It's about a little girl (probably about 8) wh ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat
I think it's supposed to be funny: The owner who doesn't understand cats trying to force her cat to behave in certain ways and of course, no succeedin ...more
Aug 18, 2012
May 28, 2013
Great illustrations, but the text was a bit too young for Logan (age 6.5). Wish I'd seen this when he was 4! He did like the pictures, which are scrib ...more
Dec 28, 2010
Jan 03, 2011
Calvin and Hobbes
Logan carries around his best stuffed friend, Cuddles, who is a white tiger, so he and Calvin have something in common. Some of the stuff went over Lo ...more
May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
Cynthia Coppersmith's Violet Comes to Stay (Mitford)
This is a confusing book, author-wise. The top says Jan Karon in big letters, but she neither wrote nor illustrated the book. The next name is Cynthia ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Wild Cats
Logan, Mr. Cat Crazy, picked this out at the library, based on the cover. When I started reading from the stack we brought home and got to this one, h ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 02, 2010
The Little Broomstick
Sweet tale that I liked myself when I was Logan's age, written by the author of The Crystal Cave and The Hollow Hills. A girl staying with her elderly ...more
May 2013
Apr 22, 2013
The Storm
What a sweet story this was. A cat who owes her life to a lighthouse has grown up to become a lighthouse keeper. One day, her lonely life is changed b ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
Martin's Mice
Of all the King-Smith books we've read so far (and we're on a roll with those), this is by far Logan's favorite. A barn cat named Martin thinks mice a ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder
How we love Lloyd Alexander. Do you know that Alexander looked very
much like an elf? Any picture of him in profile makes me imagine him with large, gr
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May 18, 2013
Binky the Space Cat
Aside from Tintin, this is L's first foray into the graphic novel. I usually find them irritating to read aloud because I have to point to where I'm r ...more
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
Orlando Keeps a Dog
Of the marvelous and engaging series of Orlando books written in England the 1930s and 40s, this one is the best one we've read so far (we've read six ...more
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May 22, 2010
Orlando the Marmalade Cat: A Camping Holiday
This is the first Orlando book and introduces the family of Orlando The Marmalade Cat, his wife Grace and their 3 kittens. Hale based many details of ...more
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May 22, 2010
"I hope this heat breaks soon...We need a thunder-boomer," says the mother in this charming book about a thunderstorm on a farm on a hot, restless sum ...more
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Mar 28, 2010
Moonlight Mischief (Magic Kitten #5)
Logan picked this out at the library. It's 5th in a series, altho' it looks like the books don't really build on one another, so I don't know that it ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Mousehole Cat
I saw greeting cards in York bookstore with the lovely illustrations from this book and I noted down the title to look up when I got home. It's about ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 25, 2010
The Familiars (The Familiars, #1)
The writing is simplistic and the print is large, so I thought this book was designed to be an early reader. And that's okay, but not an excuse for cl ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
Midnight (Warriors: The New Prophecy, #1)
Logan is glad to be back to the Warriors books. This is the beginning of a new series, called The New Prophecy. The whole of this first book is the se ...more
Oct 05, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat
A greedy cat eats all the 500 cakes his friend the parrot makes, then eats the parrot, then eats the woman who scolds him for eating the parrot, and s ...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
The Grand Escape (Cat Pack #1)
L is not quite ready for the popular Cat Warriors stories (a bit too tense), but this is a great lead-in to that. This series is about two tabby house ...more
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Little Bo in London
Logan loved this whole series about a little cat and her owner, a young sailor, traveling the world, having adventures, seeing the sights, and getting ...more
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Feb 21, 2013
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