Book Review: Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman

Tweet Julian’s always been closer to his mother than his father. So when she leaves their home in North Carolina to manage a hotel in Florida for her parents, he knows there’s more to the story. Stuck at home until … Continue reading

Book Review: A Taste for Rabbit by Linda Zuckerman

Tweet Harry is a fox who lives in Foxboro during a time of deprivation. Winter has been harsh, and food is scarce. His brother, Isaac, leads the government, and while the two haven’t gotten along since childhood, Isaac is entrusting … Continue reading

Book Review: The Pony Whisperer by Janet Rising

Tweet Pia is feeling down about having to adjust to a new home for herself and a new stable for her horse, Drummer, after her parents get divorced. She’s worried about making new friends with the other kids who ride, … 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 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: Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

Tweet I’ve loved every Molly Gloss book I’ve read, and Hearts of Horses proved no exception.  Here’s my review: It’s 1917 in rural Oregon, and many of the local men are away in France fighting. Into this scene rides Martha … Continue reading

Book Review: Masterpiece by Elise Broach

Tweet I recently read Masterpiece by Elise Broach and was totally delighted with the story and the characters. Mother-daughter book clubs with daughters aged 9 and up should enjoy reading it—there’s a sprinkling of art history scattered among the broader … Continue reading

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