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“The Imagination Station” – a Series Review

I don’t like The Magic Treehouse series. There. I said it. I’m assuming that there are millions – literally, millions – of parents out there who feel differently. There must be. How else could Mary Pope Osborne have published approximately 2,469,698 titles? How else could they sell so well? How else could they occupy entire… Continue reading “The Imagination Station” – a Series Review

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“The Adventures of Robin Hood” Review

King Richard the First, Richard Coeur de Lion, came to the throne in 1189 – and very soon left his throne empty when he set off on the Crusade to free Jerusalem from the Saracens. So begins The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green. This is a book I recently taught in my fifth grade literature class. It… Continue reading “The Adventures of Robin Hood” Review

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“The Code Busters Club Case 1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key” Guest Review

My first guest post! Appropriately, it’s written by my 9 year old daughter who has turned into quite the reader. Here’s her take on a book she recently finished (with a few notes by me at the end). “Dakota – Cody – Jones had just finished creating a puzzle for the Code Busters Club to… Continue reading “The Code Busters Club Case 1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key” Guest Review

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“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” Review

“Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a rabbit who was made almost entirely of china.” So begins The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (and, I must add, wonderfully illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline). This is a book that Ivy recently received and, as I’m on Christmas vacation and have some extra time on my hands,… Continue reading “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” Review