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The Best-Loved Doll by Rebecca Caudill (1962)

What is Betsy to do when a birthday party invitation asks her to bring her best doll for a fun competition? Betsy owns a dozen dolls.  Each is beautiful in its own way.  How will she ever choose? The Best-Loved … Continue reading

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Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry (1953)

Brighty of the Grand Canyon is based on the adventures of a small burro who lived in the Grand Canyon in the early 1900s.  Brighty wandered the colorful cliffs, made friends with the tourists and even helped Teddy Roosevelt’s expedition … Continue reading

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The Mushroom Planet series by Eleanor Cameron (1954 – 1967)

Wanted:  A small spaceship about eight feet long, built by a boy, or by two boys, between the ages of eight and eleven.  The ship should be sturdy and well made, and should be of materials found at hand.  Nothing … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)

I read The Tale of Two Cities in my 8th grade English class.  Our wise teacher chose to read the entire book out loud with us.  We each had a copy and took turns reading, with her occasionally reading too … Continue reading

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Remembering the True Meaning of Christmas

Bless all of you who have found my new blog and Instagram account (@ChildrensBooksWorthReading) and have chosen to follow along as I share kids books worth reading.  I don’t review books, I only recommend. I’ve had the dream of creating … Continue reading

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