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A Few of My Favorite Things
Although it was probably not meant to be such, I found this book to be a manual of hilarious quotes. I was reading it on the way home from our last tr ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Jan 12, 2012
Around the World in Eighty Days
This book follows the travels of Phileas Fogg as he attempts to redeem a bet which he made – that he could travel around the world in 80 days. Accomp ...more
Apr 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Favorite Poems Of Emily Dickinson
Each time I read a collection of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, she rises higher in my estimation. When I first read her poetry, I perceived her as a nonse ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Man Called Noon
He has no knowledge of who he is. He vaguely remembers falling from a window – and he knows that an angry mob is forming that wants to kill him. But o ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Home Schooling Father
This was a great book dealing with the necessity of a homeschooling father's involvement with his children in education and recreation. His only asser ...more
May 19, 2010
May 19, 2010
Sprout and the Dogsitter
Sprout is a growing boy. He grows both ways. Up and out. The truth is, he can never eat enough food. When he’s done eating his lunch, he often eats hi ...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Broken Gun
Dan Sheridan could have been a cattleman or a ranch owner. Instead, he became a soldier, blasted his way through Vietnam, and returned home a writer a ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
O Worship the King: Hymns of Praise and Assurance to Encourage Your Heart
Written as the companion guide for a CD of popular hymns, this book provided real historical insight as well as interesting Scriptural interpretation ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
By Right Of Conquest: Or, With Cortez In Mexico
Roger Harkshaw and his father Reuben decide to sail to Mexico and attempt to establish trade with some of the natives. Because the pope has allocated ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
Boris has never been more tired, hungry, or cold in all of his life. And he is worried, too – worried that this dreadful war will never end, worried t ...more
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 01, 2013
The House that Jack Built
I feel like I’ve read this book before – or at least one like it. It’s the kind of read aloud you don’t forget because it’s clever. (Which, on the who ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
The Religious Life: Religious Living, Prayer and Worship, Christians in an Unchristian Society
I'm not going to write a review for this book, because if I did, I'd get angry. Suffice it to say, I was told that the Bible has many inaccuracies, t ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
101 Inventions That Changed the World
Who doesn’t like inventions? We’d be pretty lost without them – imagine a world without machines, electricity, and electronics. Or even some of the ba ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (Dear America)
From the Dear America series.

The Story.

Amber Billows starts a new journal every time her family moves – and it seems likes she’s always starting a new
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
The Comeback Dog
Once Daniel was a happy boy – happy with his wonderful dog, Captain. Now Captain is dead and Daniel never wants to go through the pain of loss again; ...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Slickers
Thank you, LibraryThing, for giving me this book in exchange for my {honest} review!

The Stories.

The Slickers. Tex Larimee has traveled to New York at
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
The Spy Who Came in from the Sea
I’m not exactly the most truthful person. I mean, I tell the truth sometimes, but other times it just seems so… boring. I mean, there’s nothing exciti ...more
Oct 28, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
The Snow Goose
Rhayader has never been loved. He’s always been the ugly, deformed hunchback who, if anyone took the time to talk to him, it was obviously with great ...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Happy Hollisters on a River Trip (Happy Hollisters, #2)
The Happy Hollisters have stumbled across a new mystery – and a problem. The mystery is the stickers the Hollisters keep finding tied around the tails ...more
Oct 09, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
Jack Mandelbaum never thought of himself as a Jew. He thought of himself as Polish – after all, only his grandfather was Jewish. But the fact that Jac ...more
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
God Cares About Me
This is one of those picture books that was written for a very obvious purpose – and the purpose wasn’t to tell a story. The purpose was to tell child ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
A Day in the Life of a Colonial Soldier (Library of Living and Working in Colonial Times)
I loved the outer cover of this book. It’s a light taupe with an antique-ish looking illustration of a Colonial soldier plastered onto the front. But ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
The Little Engine That Could
I’ve read this book many times to clamoring children. “Miss Laura will you read us this book? And that one? And forty others?” And although many stori ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
John F. Kennedy
The Kennedys were a family deeply entrenched in politics. Both of John’s grandfathers were involved in politics and his father was a successful busine ...more
Nov 19, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
Little Lamb (Soft-To-Touch Books (Scholastic))
The lambs have decided to play a game of hide-and-seek, and Little Lamb is determined that she will find the best hiding spot in the world. So she run ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Secret in the Old Mansion (Mooser, Stephen. Treasure Hounds.)
Alkali, Rose, and Stanley all love to read about treasure hunts. And they’ve gone on a few themselves – if combing the local beach with a metal detect ...more
Apr 29, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Cabbages and Kings
This is definitely not O. Henry at his best. His strength is with the individual short story - this book is a collection of short stories which is sup ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
The Case of the Saddlehouse Robbery (Hank the Cowdog, #35)
Hank the Cowdog rides – or shuffles – again in the pursuit of justice!

The Story.

Well, of all the insulting, unsavory, base, ridiculous ideas. Hank jus
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Thomas Paine: "Common Sense" and Revolutionary Pamphleteering
It always amazes me when I read a biography about a famous man whose early life gave no indication of the exalted role he would someday play. Captain ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Cavalcade of Poems
I love the way that sounds – a cavalcade of poetry! If there’s anything I enjoy, it is the application of militaristic terms to informal occasions. Th ...more
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 30, 2014