Book Review: Heavens to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace

Tweet My daughter, Catherine, and I went to our mother-daughter book club meeting on Monday. We were set to discuss Heavens to Betsy, one of the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. The book begins with the news that Betsy’s … Continue reading

Book Review: Strange But True, America by John Hafnor

Tweet Did you know that sometime around 1914 a 4-year-old girl living in Idaho was mailed to her grandma’s house to save train fare? Or that camels once roamed the deserts of Arizona? What about the atom bomb that was … Continue reading

Book Review: Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

Tweet A young reader sent in this review of Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata. A Daughter’s Review Set in WWII, Weedflower is an amazing story about a Japanese girl who is forced to leave everything behind. Sumiko and her family travel … Continue reading

Book Review: Walter, the Story of a Rat by Barbara Wersba/Illustrated by Donna Diamond

Tweet Long before a gourmet rodent named Remy stole our hearts in Ratatouille, a bookish rat named Walter scampered into existence courtesy of author Barbara Wersba and illustrator Donna Diamond. Walter is special because—unlike any of his friends or relatives—he … Continue reading

Book Review: The Truth: I’m Smart, I’m a Girl and I Know Everything by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Tweet The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything) by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is a little book that gives a lot to think about. Told through the diary entries of a young girl who keeps a … Continue reading

Book Review: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo

Tweet After my mother-daughter book club read The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo, one of the daughters sent in this review. If you like fantasy-type books about animal heroes, you will love the book The Tale of Despereaux. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tweet A reader from Massachusetts sent in this review of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. My 8 year old daughter Rowan read The Secret Garden and LOVED it. It was the first book that she really enjoyed and … Continue reading

Book Review: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards

Tweet Two readers wrote in to recommend The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards. A Daughter’s Review I loooooved this book! I was sooo fun and full of magic. I just got this feeling of happiness, … Continue reading

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