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My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, Son of Flicka & Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary O’Hara (1940 – 1946)

My Friend Flicka   Ken is a daydreamer.  When he should be helping with the horses, he’s staring at the clouds.  When homework is due, he’s dreaming of the colt he hopes his father will one day give him.  But his … 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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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 … 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 Great Brain Series by John D. Fitzgerald (1967)

I remember my oldest daughter, Janssen, racing through these books one summer.  Every hour or so, she’d rush into the kitchen to share the latest crazy stunt The Great Brain had cooked up! You know it’s a winner when your … Continue reading

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