Book Review: Resistance, Book 1 by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis

Tweet Paul and Marie Tessier live in a small village in southern France during World War II. While not officially occupied by Germany, Germans are all around them. They worry for their Jewish friend Henri. Then Henri’s parents go missing … Continue reading

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: 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: 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: Sarah: Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Tweet This review was sent in by a young girl who read Sarah: Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan for her mother-daughter book club: This book was a story told by Anna about how she got her new mother Sarah. … Continue reading

Book Review: Petey by Ben Mikaelson

Tweet This review was sent in by one of the girls in my mother-daughter book club after we read Petey by Ben Mikaelson. Petey is one of the most touching and thought provoking books I have ever read. It is … Continue reading

Book Review: The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

Tweet Mother-daughter book club reader Inez C. from Arizona sent in this review of The New York Stories of Edith Wharton. Step into the pages of Edith Wharton’s short stories about turn of the century New York and you find … Continue reading

Book Review: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet Moose Flanagan left his home, his school and his baseball team behind when his dad was hired as a guard on Alcatraz Island in 1935, prompting a move for the whole family. Moose’s older sister, Natalie, is severely autistic, … Continue reading

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