Tag Archives: Friendship

The Good Master by Kate Seredy (1935)

Kate is being sent by her father to live in the country with her Uncle Marton’s family.  They have been lead to believe that Kate is fragile and sickly.  In truth, she is spoiled and head-strong and her father hopes … 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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Twelve ‘Shoe Books’ by Noel Streatfeild (1936 – 1972)

How many of us finally learned how to pronounce “Streatfeild” while watching You’ve Got Mail?? Noel Steatfield was a actress before becoming one of the most popular British children’s authors of her day!  Among her best-loved titles are her twelve Shoe … Continue reading

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Old Bear Picture Book Series by Jane Hissey (1986 – 2016)

Have you ever walked into the children’s section of the library and just wanted to cry? You made the effort to load your children into the car and drove them to the library, but now you’re faced with THOUSANDS of … Continue reading

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The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (1944)

Wanda Petronski is a shy, immigrant girl attending elementary school in a small Connecticut town.   She wears the same faded blue dress every day to school.  One day Wanda quietly claims to own 100 dresses “all lined up in my … Continue reading

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Peter and the Star Catchers Book Series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (2004 – 2011)

If you are a fan of Dave Barry (and you should be!) or Peter Pan or are simply human . . . you’ll LOVE these books!  I bought the Starcatcher books as they were being originally published in the early … Continue reading

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