Category: Book lists

Dragon Books: A Masterlist

Dragon Books: A Masterlist

    An updated version of this post is now a separate page, which you can see here.    As anyone who looks at my logo can tell, I love dragons! That said, I haven’t read all the books on this list (not even close), so I can’t vouch for the… Read more »

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Classic Children’s Books

Classic Children’s Books

  With holiday gift-giving approaching, I thought this might be a good time to revisit some children’s classics. What does it take for a book to become a classic? First, it needs to stand the test of time: to be read and enjoyed decades or even centuries after it was written. To be… Read more »

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Children’s Book Lists

Children’s Book Lists

Here are some of the best lists of great children’s books that I’ve come across: 101 Best Chapter Books to Read (or Hear) Before You Grow Up (Tara Ziegmont, Feels Like Home blog) The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess (Mighty Girl) 100 Chapter Books You MUST Read to Your… Read more »

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Halloween Reading for All Ages

Halloween Reading for All Ages

This is a revision of a post from several years ago, with one new addition. It’s Halloween, so it’s time for a Halloween reading list. The problem is, I don’t like scary books, I don’t do horror, and I don’t really care for gore.  But there are still some wonderful… Read more »

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Great Winter Books for Children

Great Winter Books for Children

We’re almost a week into December and nearing the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting the first snowfall or already up to your knees in it, here are some of my favorite books about winter and snow for children of all ages: Picture books:In… Read more »

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Books for Halloween

Books for Halloween

     It’s Halloween, so it’s time for a Halloween reading list. The problem is, I don’t like scary books, I don’t do horror, and I don’t care for gore.  But there are still some wonderful non-scary books well-suited for Halloween reading.  Here then are some of my favorites for a… Read more »

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Great Books for Ages 7-11 and Up

Great Books for Ages 7-11 and Up

Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan During World War II, Norway sought to protect its gold reserves from the threatened Nazi invasion by shipping millions of dollars’ worth of gold bars to Britain and America. After the invasion, the Norwegian freighter Bomma arrived in Baltimore carrying a cargo of Norwegian gold…. Read more »

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