Category Archives: Childhood Favorites

2015 Award Winner: The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 Genre: Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 9 to 12) Award: Newbery Medal Winner for 2015 Twelve-year-old twins Josh and J.B. not only love the game of basketball, they’re very good players. They come … Continue reading

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Newberry Medal Winner 2014: Flora and Ulysses

I’m finally ready to begin working on the Newberry Reading Challenge. Because of my Triple Dog Dare Challenge, I couldn’t read anything new for the first three months of the year. It had to be books already on my shelves. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twerp

Author: Mafk Goldblatt Publisher: Random House, May 28, 2013 Genre: Middle-Grade Fiction Source: The publisher My Rating: A My first job out of college was teaching a fifth-grade class that was two-thirds boys. Reading was one of my challenges. No … Continue reading

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Book Review: When You Reach Me

Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books, 2009 Genre: Young Adult Fiction Award Won: Newberry Medal Winner, 2010 My Rating: A Miranda is a twelve-year-old girl in New York City in the 1970s. She loves to read. Her favorite book … Continue reading

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An Award-Winner: The Midwife’s Apprentice

Author: Karen Cushman Publisher: Clarion Books, 1996 Genre: Historical Fiction My Rating: A I have a fondness for books that have won or been nominated for the Newberry Award. These awards are given by the American Library Association annually for the … Continue reading

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Favorite Books From Childhood

The past six months I have thoroughly enjoyed reading favorite books from my childhood. When I first decided to join this challenge I knew I had hundreds of books to choose from. I decided to choose those books that really … Continue reading

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Book Review: Little Women

Little Women is at the top of my list of childhood favorites. I’m not alone, as almost every female friend and acquaintance I know says the same thing. Louisa May Alcott wrote this book in 1868. It was an instant … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heidi by Johanna Spyri

The last six months I have been re-reading my favorite books from my childhood. It has been a wonderful stroll through my youthful memories and, because I read most of these books to my children, I’m remembering those times as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charlotte’s Web

Today is the birthday of our youngest granddaughter, Lou. She is four-years-old today. She and her mom (our daughter Candice) have been reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. I’ve also been reading the book for the Childhood Favourites Reading Challenge. … Continue reading

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Childhood Favorite: On The Banks of Plum Creek

I am thoroughly enjoying this chance to re-read some of the books I enjoyed as a child. Most of us who are adult book lovers got our start as children. We can all give lists of those favorites. And then, … Continue reading

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