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The Borrowed House by Hilda van Stockum (1975)

Janna is an enthusiastic member of Hitler’s Youth, and she’s proud of the new ideas and military victories Adolf Hitler has brought to Germany.  Janna’s parents are famous German actors who have even been praised by Herr Hitler himself!  Janna’s … Continue reading

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Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop (1952)

Twenty and Ten is a touching World War II story based on a true events. Twenty French 5th graders have been moved to the countryside during the Nazi occupation of France.  They are in the care of Sister Gabriel, a … Continue reading

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The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas (1942)

I first read The Robe when I was about fourteen years old and have wanted to re-read for over 40 years, but somehow it just never happened.  Then my dear friend Jill was seriously injured in a snowmobiling accident last … Continue reading

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5 Christmas Read Aloud Books for Families

December is a magical time to read aloud to your family — whether you’re gathered around the lit tree, sitting on the floor while they’re snuggled in their warm beds, or possibly traveling down the freeway to visit relatives.   If … Continue reading

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The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom (1971)

For over 100 years, the ten Boom family owned a watch shop on the main street in Haarlem, a suburb of Amsterdam.  However, when the Nazis enter their town in 1940 and begin rounding up their Jewish neighbors, this good … Continue reading

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