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Gone-Away Lake & Return to Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (1957 & 1961)

Portia and Foster Blake spend part of every summer with their favorite cousin, Julian Jarman.  But this summer, Julian’s parents have purchased a new house in the country and this brings all kinds of new possibilities! Imagine the children’s delight … Continue reading

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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 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Series by Betty McDonald (1947 – 1957)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle  Do you know a child that won’t clean up their toys?  How about one who doesn’t want to go to bed?  Or a child who is quarrelsome?  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has the cure for every childhood ill you can … Continue reading

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Fairchild Family Series by Rebecca Caudill (1947 – 1959)

Happy Little Family   Take a charming step back in time to meet the Fairchild family living in turn of the 20th century Kentucky.  Bonnie is the youngest child, can she finally join in all the fun of her older siblings … Continue reading

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Strawberry Girl and the Regional Series by Lois Lenski (1943 – 1968)

Lois Lenski wrote her Regional Series of children’s novels based on life in diverse areas of the United States.  This series was extremely popular with children who anticipated each new title for over 20 years!   Strawberry Girl, which won the Newbery … Continue reading

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The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright (1941 – 1951)

I love a series that follows clever, talented and maybe a little down-on-their-luck siblings.  Especially when those siblings have great imaginations and aren’t particularly aware how clever (or poor) they are! It was fun to discover that Elizabeth Enright was … Continue reading

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Henry Reed Series by Keith Robertson (1958 – 1986)

Henry Reed’s father is an American diplomat serving in Europe, but thirteen year old Henry spends his summers living with an aunt and uncle in Grover’s Corner, New Jersey.  This is where the adventures begin for Henry and a neighbor … Continue reading

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