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Monday, February 26, 2007



Hi Linda,
My sister read that delightful book to my Mum and I one evening.
We love that particular author.
Have you ever read "the tale of Despereaux"?
That is a fabulous read as well.
I have a lot of librarian aunts.
My 2 sisters and I are homeschooled and very bookish.
I have many favorite authors.
One book that I love, that very few people have actually read, is "The 101 Dalmatians" written in the 1950's by Dodie Smith.
If you haven't read it you should. :)
Keep blogging!
Have a colorful-bookful day,
Cheers, Sasha

michelle white

We have read that book also...and enjoyed it!
I have always adored children's literature!!!
Other favorites:
The Doll's House by Rumer Godden
All-of a-Kind Family (series) by Sydney Taylor
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
Betsy-Tacy (series) by Maud Hart Lovelace


Well my 5 yr old son loves Dr. Seuss (of course) and Richard Scary (Busy Town Books).

My 10 yr old son loves C.S. Lewis and "The Chronicles of Narnia". He really enjoyed Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" and he loves reading up on Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. Oh, and Mary Pope Osborne for the "Magic Tree House" books. They both love to read and I hope their love for books stays as they grow. :)


What a fantastic idea - I was lucky to have teachers for parents so reading was a huge part of my life. Here are a few favorites/classics my mum and I shared over the years:

Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle)
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson) - I actually read this book in college for a developmental psych class...a great read at age 10 and 20 (and maybe now at 30)!

Growing up in Maine was also a huge impact on my reading list - anything by E.B. White and Robert McCloskey. Blueberries for Sal is still one of my favorite books (and gifts for new moms). I love Sal's curiosity and adventures - and the illustrations are great.

For a young adult (ages 13-18), I highly recommend A Separate Peace (John Knowles) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) - wonderful coming-of-age stories that are engaging for both adolescents and adults.


My ten year old daughter reads all the time. We loved the JUlie of the WOlves series by Jean George, and Jennifer Holm is a lovely author, from Our Only May Amelia, to the Boston Jane series, to Babymouse! We read the Harry Potter books this summer, and they were delightful. We love all the Little House books.
My younger ones are enjoying Skippy-Jon Jones right now, about a very mischievous siamese kitten. Just a picture book, but hilarious!

Thanks for all the great new hints!

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