All-of-a-Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor (1951 – 1978)

There’s something to be said for a book that makes you wish you’d been part of a poor immigrant family living in New York’s upper east side on the eve of World War I.  Sydney Taylor’s time-honored classic does just that.  Amazon Home Page

all of a kind.jpgElla, Henny, Sarah (the author), Charlotte and Gertie are sisters and best pals.  Their lives are full of small everyday adventures that include neighbors, household chores, trips to the library and religious holidays. Their beloved Mama and Papa love and care for them, but also allow the girls to learn some of the hard lessons of life.  This is a series you’ll be glad your children are reading.

All-of-a-Kind Family books are based on the author’s own five-sister, Jewish family during the early 1900s.  This classic book introduces modern children to family life long before technology and social media.

All three of my daughters LOVED this book (I’m not certain we knew there were sequels) since they too felt like an “all-of-a-kind family” for many years–until their adorable little brothers were born!

All-of-a-Kind Family, 192 pages, published in 1951

More All-of-a-Kind Family, 200 pages, published in 1954

All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown, 200 pages, published in 1958

All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown, 200 pages, published in 1972

Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family, 200 pages, published in 1978

Middle Grade reading levels, 200 pages each volume, Books for Girls, Published 1951 – 1978



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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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