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Biblio-files: Helping You Find Clean Page-Turners for Your Kids

boy holding stack of middle-grade fiction books

Recently while perusing my library’s audiobook selections, I came upon a book marked E for Everyone. It had a lovely illustration of a young woman hugging what looked to be an elderly individual. Since the American Library Association had filed it under “children’s fiction” so that it would appear as a suggested title for kids as young as two and three, I naturally assumed it would at least be appropriate for me, a 43-year-old. I could not have been more wrong.

Biblio-files: Helping You Find Clean Page-Turners for Your Kids #kidlit #shelfie #homeschoollife #christianhomeschool

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Beware kid-lit ratings

The book was a graphic novel about a granddaughter who “rescues” her grandmother from a care facility in order to take her on one last adventure. While the basic premise was one I think most parents would feel comfortable with, I think they’d be shocked to learn that the book includes the following:

  • several full and quite graphic nude scenes
  • characters smoking marijuana together
  • a couple arguing about watching porn too much
  • a visual of the granddaughter having a one-night stand with a woman she met at a hotel
  • explicit language
  • and so much more!

Whether this was the accidental miscoding of a book or a deliberate and calculated act of grooming on the part of the ALA remains to be seen.

The good news: After many moms complained, including a great band from those in The Unlikely Homeschool community, the title in question was updated in the national online catalog to indicate an M for Mature rating.

The bad news: This wasn’t the first time the ALA pushed a depraved agenda in kid lit and I’m sure it won’t be the last. (Why just today, I stumbled upon another kid-lit offering being lauded as "delightfully compelling," "playful," and "a powerful coming out story." One simple flip-through revealed an illustration that said "Sex work is work," and the following lines in the text:

"I've eaten vagina and I like it."

"F*c* men. I'm dating women too."

According to the average public library, bookstore, and online retailer, this is a book for kids under 18.)

boy reading The Pushcart Wars

We are the literary gatekeepers

As parents, we are the gatekeepers for the next generation. Just as we lock our doors to prevent intruders from entering and physically harming our kids, we need to be equally as vigilant when it comes to the thieves who would love to enter their minds and hearts and steal away their innocence. We need to be watchful!

"I don’t have time to pre-read every book in the library or bookstore," you may be thinking to yourself.
Of course, you don’t. No one does. According to the most updated findings from the American Library Association, roughly 22,000 children’s books get published each year. How can anyone preread that many titles?

But, what if you were able to access a handful of titles each month, just like the ones I’ve provided in my No Twaddle list—books that had already been pre-vetted for sexual content, liberal agenda, graphic violence, and explicit language?

What if that list came from someone whose opinion you've already grown to trust?

As a Christian writer, an avid reader, the host of a bi-weekly tween/teen book club, and a teacher who's spent the past 21 years helping kids discover great books both in and out of the classroom, I'd love to help you curate a stack of books each month for your kids. 

stack of leveled American History biography readers

Terrible new trend in kid-lit


I've been told I'm a kid-lit snob. 

Truth be told, I don't disagree. I am a kid-lit snob. And why not? When the majority of "conservative" and even "Christian" booklists contain the Wings of Fire series, a middle-grade collection that includes a large amount of crass and cruel language, gratuitous violence, the support of ungodly themes like post-birth abortion, racial injustice, and genocide, someone has to speak up. 

Did I mention that in Book 13 of that same series, the author introduces a sexual agenda that is contrary to Scripture? Well, it does.

As a member of several online author groups, I'm saddened to report that more and more middle-grade writers are being pressured by certain organizations to include specific political, social, or sexual agendas in the final books of their otherwise clean series in order to begin grooming children without parental knowledge. This means, that even the most conscientious parent might find their vetting efforts being thwarted when they approve a series after reading the first few books only to later discover that the subsequent books don't align with their values.

My kids deserve better. Your kids deserve better. All kids deserve better. 

boy reading Boy Giant

Not all new books are "bad"


Does this news mean that Christians should only let their kids read classics or "Christian" fiction? Nope. Classics don't appeal to all readers and to be honest, "Christian" fiction is often poorly written, feels moralistic, and rarely provides an accurate portrayal of real life.

One peek at my home library would prove that I intentionally seek out clean, contemporary novels to add to my shelves. 

"Why?" you ask. 
Well, my answer is three-fold:

As a Christian mom of tweens, teens, and now adults who are all avid readers, I have had to say NO on a lot of popular books over the years--books that would not hold up to the Biblical grid of Phil. 4:8. But here's a simple truth, all kids, mine included, are more apt to respect a NO when they see their parents using it prudently with care and consideration. If I hold a book like say Keeper of the Lost Cities--one that has recently garnered some criticism from a few popular Christian review sites who claimed that while it doesn't contain anything explicitly inappropriate but is just kind of on the "fluffy" side--to the same NO as a book with a premarital sex scene or one filled with F-bombs, then my NO quickly loses its relevance and value.

pulling a middle-grade fiction book off a home library shelf

Additionally, when my homeschooled kids are at Sunday school, sports practice, extended family gatherings, or fill-in-the-blank and all their peers begin talking about a popular movie or book, they can easily face a bit of outsider syndrome when everyone learns they've not seen or read said movie or book. While my child's popularity or lack thereof should never steer my parenting decisions, allowing them to read a clean, albeit "fluffy" book that seems to be on everyone else's shelf can be one simple way I can help them feel less "other" around their non-homeschooled peers.

Lastly, I'm a very well-read person, but even I enjoy a fluffy Rom-com now and then. In the same way that potato chips are ok to eat as long as you don't make a steady diet of them, I think a fluffy book can be a fun readerly treat. Why hold my kids to a higher standard than I hold myself? 

stack of contemporary middle-grade fiction books

My point: vetting books should be a high priority for every Christian parent. But in our efforts to hold high standards, let's not unintentionally teach our kids that fluff/fun is at best a waste of time and at worst a detraction from our faith. While classics and "Christian" fiction books can make great additions to the literary offerings of our homes, so can clean contemporary novels.

Biblio-files Community

Enter the Biblio-files


That's why I'm so passionate about curating quality book lists that Christian parents can trust--ones filled with a wide variety of books that are both clean and captivating.

 I'd love to share some titles with you in my Biblio-files.

As a member of the Biblio-files community, you'll receive a monthly age-appropriate booklist sent right to your inbox. You can choose between the following three reading lists:

  • Early Readers: these are lists of picture books, leveled readers, illustrated chapter books, and early novels for kids ages 4-8.
  • Middle-Grade Readers: these are lists of chapter books and popular series for kids ages 8-12
  • The Bundle: these are the Early Reader and Middle-grade lists compiled into one for kids ages 4-12 (Please note: If you order The Bundle, you do not need to order the Early Reader or Middle-Grade lists.)
From time to time, I include a "Parents, Be Aware" section at the end of each list which contains a title or two that I am neither endorsing nor cautioning parents away from. Every family will have different convictions about certain books based on their personal standards, the sensitivities of their child, and the depth in which controversial topics are discussed within the home. The information in this section is to help you be better informed about content and themes that may require extra consideration.

You'll also receive an age-appropriate themed book list each quarter. Lists include: 
  • my top picks for picture book biographies
  • American history leveled readers 
  • Civil War-themed middle grades
  • more books for kids who love Narnia
  • seasonal/holiday illustrated chapter books
  • middle-grades that make the best read-alouds
  • page-turning fiction for older tweens & young teens
  • series books that will keep your reluctant reader reading
In addition, you'll have access to our Facebook community where other like-minded parents just like you gather to crowd-source great book suggestions for their homes. We share book recs, warn others about books we've stumbled upon with obvious agendas, keep current on kid-lit trends, share tips and tricks for how to develop a vibrant reading culture in our homes, and even share what we're reading for our own personal enjoyment. 

We'd love to have you join us!



FAQs


How often will I receive a list?

The monthly lists will hit your email inbox on the first of each month. Should you order a Biblio-files subscription on the second day of the month, you can immediately join the Facebook community, but expect to receive your first list the following 1st of the month. The quarterly themed lists come out every three months.

Are the lists printable?

The monthly lists are inserted directly into an email. The quarterly themed lists are delivered via a link to a google doc and are printable. Both lists are protected under all applicable international, federal, state, and local Copyright laws and are not to be redistributed or forwarded to others.

If I subscribe today will I have access to all the previous lists?

The lists are timed based on your subscription date. So, if you subscribe today, you'll receive Volume 1 on the first of the month. Next month, you'll receive Volume 2. In that way, every subscriber will gain access to every monthly list eventually. The quarterly themed printable lists are not timed and are sent out every three months. Once sent, they are unavailable. New subscribers will receive a different themed list at the next quarter.

Are the books on the list primarily Christian fiction?

While there may occasionally be a book on the monthly or quarterly lists that would be considered a Christian fiction and/or is published by a Christian author or publisher, the majority of the books included are traditionally published. They are all clean and captivating but do not contain explicitly Christian plots or themes. There is a place for Christian fiction/non-fiction book lists, however, most of these books are no-brainers for Christian families. The aim of the Biblio-files Community is to come alongside parents to help them navigate the average library or bookstore.

Do the lists feature any books that include magic?

Scripture makes it clear that God's people should not associate with diviners, sorcerers, witches, etc. However, there are many stories in the Bible that include all three. If you interpret the verses that exhort Christians to steer clear of these as meaning we aren't to even read about them, then you'd have to avoid reading God's Word. Instead, if you see the prohibition to be about the association with and affirmation of them, then you can read books like The Chronicles of Narnia and notice both the depraved nature of evil and the redemptive qualities of Christ-like characters (the "good guys"). With that in mind, the Biblio-files lists do feature titles that include magic but only ones that portray the witches and diviners as the "bad guys." Books, regardless of their magical elements should always paint evil as evil and righteousness as righteousness.

My list still has yet to arrive. Can you help?

If it's the first of the month and your list has yet to arrive, please check your spam folder. Be sure to add jamie@theunlikelyhomeschool.com to your email contacts. Please note: Hotmail email addresses tend to bounce the monthly emails back. If you have a hotmail address, please contact jamie@theunlikelyhomeschool.com for special help.

I'm an author/publisher. Can I partner with you for advertising?

You are welcome to send a physical copy of a book you'd like me to read for consideration. However, my acceptance of your mailed package does not guarantee I will review your book and/or endorse it. The Biblio-files does not accept advertising dollars or gratuities from authors or publishers.

Wanna win a year-long subscription to the Biblio-files?


Of course, you do! To celebrate the first anniversary of our community, I’m giving away four annual memberships—two here on the blog and two over on Instagram.

To enter here, leave a comment below telling me the title of the last book you enjoyed reading to or with your kids. Don’t forget to include your name. Then head on over to Instagram if you want for another chance to win!

No purchase necessary to win. Must be 18 years old or older to enter. A winner will be randomly selected and will be announced sometime after Friday, March 1st, 2024. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. If an email address is not provided or the winner does not respond, the prize will be forfeited. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.

213 comments:

  1. Eden here. The last book I read was "The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going".

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  2. Our most recent was Mercy the Pig series!

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  3. My preschooler (almost 4) is enjoying the picture book apologetics with James and Ruth by J. D. Camorlinga. I'm currently reading through the Wingfeather saga on my own to see if they would be good for when he's older and they are very good so far. Would love to win a subscription to see your list of clean books. It's getting harder and harder to find them. Thank you!

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  4. The Star that Always Stayed by Anna Rose Johnson is our latest read aloud and it's been fantastic. We also recently enjoyed Beneath the Swirling Sky by Carolyn Leiloglou and Brandon Snaderson’s Alcatraz series.

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  5. My name is Angie. I never knew you had reading lists. Thank you so much. Our last family read aloud was Prince Lander and the Dragon Wars. The last half of the book we played the “Just One More Chapter”!

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  6. Mooses With Bazookas and Other Stories Kids Should Never Read.
    My kids loved it.

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  7. Chiaraldaniels@gmail.comFebruary 26, 2024 at 6:42 AM

    The most recent book I read to my child was the Bible 😁 I'd love a recommendation for an accurate children's Bible though!

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  8. We just finished Elizabeth Elliot by Geoff and Janet Benge and are currently reading Mr. Popper’s Penguins because I realized that it has been long enough since I read it that my younger crowd didn’t remember it!

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  9. Current book we’re reading as a family is Pray Like Monks Live Like Fools by John Mark Comer. One I just read to my 6th grader for school is The Second Mrs Giaconda. Love them both. Would love to win a year subscription! My name: Crystal Eutizi, email mrsutz@gmail

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  10. Arabian Nights
    Kacie Horton
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  11. We just finished Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library. This was an engaging book involving puzzles, clues, and importance of treating others “gently”. Definitely recommend (note we have not read any of the other books in the series). Sarah T. RNincity@aol.com

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  12. We just enjoyed reading "Along Came a Dog" by Meindert DeJong. It was such a fun read aloud! ~Lolly Bowers

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  13. Taylor (tnoliver7@gmail.com)February 26, 2024 at 7:02 AM

    Some of our recent faves include The Wind in the Willows, The Little Duke, and Heidi!

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  14. Christian Heroes: Amy Carmichael

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  15. The last book we enjoyed as a family was The Trumpet of the Swan.

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  16. We are currently reading “The Tale of Annabelle Hedgehog” as a family.

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  17. The Seven Silly Eaters

    -Allison anm138@icloud.com

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  18. We just finished Winterbound by Margery Williams Bianco as family read aloud. Wonderful! 12&14 year olds are reading The Candymakers for their book club meeting in March and they love it.

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  19. Having a hard time figuring out what to change to allow me to sign in with my Google account so you can have an email for the giveaway entry. 🫤

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  20. Teddy’s Button

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  21. We loved Little Pilgrim's Progress!

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  22. I loved reading Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch with my kids for Valentine's Day!

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  23. We loved reading The Candymakers. Christina Munoz

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  24. There’s an old treasury of fairy tales we’ve been enjoying recently.

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  25. We recently finished the Penderwicks series on audio which we all enjoyed. My 12 yr old continues to re-listen to it often. Another favorite series we listened to and loved is the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place.
    -Amanda Hammers

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  26. Thank you so much for all you do! The last book we all really enjoyed reading together was "Of Courage Undaunted"
    Brianne McIntyre
    breezersb2@gmail.com

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  27. My family just finished The Door in the Wall together! Thank you for the hard work of providing clean and enjoyable literature suggestions! - Sarah Lockerbie

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  28. My kids and I just read a biography of Dolly Madison from the discovery book series. We love this older series of biographies because they're simple to understand and include enough illustrations and information to be engaging both to my first grader and 8th grader.

    I love book recommendations and would love to be a part of the bibliofiles! Email: megantownend@yahoo.com

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  29. We recently finished A Place to Hang the Moon and loved it 😍

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  30. We have been readying Rabbit Hill with the littles and Westing Game with the older students.

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  31. We're in the middle of a re-read of the Heartwood Hotel series- about to finish up book 3!

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  32. My oldest and I just finished Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen and we both enjoyed it!

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  33. The last book we read together was Prince Caspian. We are currently working our way through The Dawn Treader.

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  34. Right now we are reading the Last Holiday Concert aloud. It’s hysterical.

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  35. The Wingfeather Saga: On the Edge of the Sea of Darkness. We’re slowly reading it to our 8 year old but I’m reading ahead to book 2 because I enjoy it so much! Karin Walter

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  36. Little Pilgrim’s Progress

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  37. We are reading aloud the Last Holiday Concert and the Toothpaste Millionaire. Mary W.

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  38. We are reading The Secret Garden

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  39. We read The Mouse & The Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.

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  40. The last book I read aloud with my kids was "The Great Wheel" by Robert Lawson.

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  41. I’ve been reading Little Women with my kids and we’ve all been really enjoying it!

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  42. We just finished Owls in the Family.

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  43. We just finished reading Out of My Mind together and we're already looking forward to our next reading adventure. 🙂 Thank you for all of the helpful info you share!

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  44. We just finished "Ramona The Pest" by Beverly Cleary It's definitely a classic. I mainly read it with my younger kids in mind, but my older kids still gathered from various parts of the house to listen too. :)

    -Brittany

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  45. The last book my children and I enjoyed was The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis.

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  46. I am almost finished reading A Little Princess to my girls (9, 11, 14) and we are loving it! The last one we finished was the newest Vanderbeekers book and while I have a few issues with the writing, overall I appreciate the Vanderbeeker books for handling tough subjects with sensitivity and no garbage!

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  47. I love being a part of your Bibliofiles membership! I'm reading the American girl books aloud to my youngest (currently Molly and Rebecca) and my middle and I are almost done with Kavik the Wolf Dog

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  48. Oops, and I forgot my name! Deanna Fitzpatrick

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  49. Where The Red Fern Grows
    Thanks Nardria

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  50. My daughter and I enjoy reading the Owl Diaries series! We are glad that there are a good number of them, but the way that we are breezing through them, we will be done in no time!:)

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  51. My kids ages span 9 years and it’s hard to find books everyone enjoys and understands. One of our favorites is the Viking Quest series! Not to difficult for my 6yo to follow along, not too scary for my sensitive one, and not too boring for my 15yo.

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  52. The last series we read aloud was Mr. Benedict Society. My kids are 8, 13, and 16. We are currently reading "The dragons among us" series by Ted Dekker. My kids love it!

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  53. The last book I pre-read, from your suggestion, was Some Will Fall by Clair St. Claire. My kids are enjoying it now.

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  54. The hidden scrolls series!

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  55. Hi, I'm Anne Davidson. My 8-year-old son and I are currently reading C.S. Lewis's "Voyage of the Dawn Treader."

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  56. I enjoyed reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish to my toddlers. A.S.

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  57. We are currently reading Once a Queen and really enjoying it!

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  58. Carla Niemi and we love the book recommendations you throw out here! We just finished the Felicity American Girl series before heading to Williamsburg. Wowza - it would be a treat to win!! cnsellyucca@yahoo.com

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  59. We enjoyed the biography of John Flynn together. Katy Lookabaugh

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  60. We recently finished reading Treasures of the Snow and LOVED it!!

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  61. Melissa Here. Benjamin West and his cat Grimalkin for the 4th time. Lamb’s Shakespeare as well.

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  62. The Magic Treehouse books have been a recent favorite with my oldest.
    My second prefers non-fiction and has been working through our children's Atlas cover to cover! 😆

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  63. Fanny’s Dream is a picture book I adore!
    Our most recent chapter book read was Back to the Bright Before.

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  64. My kids recently loved the Spirit of Springer :)

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  65. We love all the Brave Books!!

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  66. We are reading “Winnie’s Great War” and loving it! So thankful for all your hard work to bring good quality and wholesome literature to children!

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  67. The last book I enjoyed reading with my kids was Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John.

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  68. We recently finished Prince Caspian and are halfway through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We have already read all the Narnia books once and are back for a second time!

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  69. Peter and the Starcatchers series was a favorite for all.

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  70. margaret.p.brant@gmail.comFebruary 26, 2024 at 9:07 AM

    We recently read Carry On Mr. Bowditch, and really enjoyed it!

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    1. I’m reading this now with my son (10). It’s really good.

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  71. We are enjoying “In grandma’s Attic” Stories! ~ Sarah Holt

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  72. We just finished A Door in the Wall and are nearly done Prince Caspian. Bev Penner thosepenners@gmail.com

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  73. My 5 year old son and I have been flying through the Hank the Cowdog series. He just loves Hank. We are also just finished reading Dr. Doolittle.

    Rebecca
    beckalou@yahoo.com

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  74. We enjoyed Grandpas Box! My kids love reading it aloud and begged for more chapters!

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  75. My daughter (15 y/o) and I just completed The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle. We both loved it! -Angela Crook

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  76. We really enjoyed reading Grandpas Box together- kids age 5-12, the big picture of the Bible woven through in such an engaging way- we all loved it! Kjersten.post@gmail.com

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  77. The Tarantula in My Purse - so many giggles!

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  78. Hi I’m Vanessa. My kids and I enjoyed reading “A Kids Guide to Keeping Chickens”

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  79. We just finished reading The Minstrel in the Tower.

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  80. We just finished Shiloh
    Novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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  81. I'm Aimee. We're currently reading Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates!

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  82. Our most recent read was The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill.

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  83. We just finished Prince Caspian. Beth Beall
    Leheye25@gmail.com

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  84. We are currently ready Journey to the Center of the Earth!

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  85. We enjoyed reading "The day the goose got loose" by R. Lindbergh

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  86. We just finished up Price Caspian together. Alicia

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  87. We just finished reading The Van Gogh Deception.
    Lauren
    kuffrey@att.net

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  88. My kids and I just finished reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy. :)

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  89. Kameron Meyer - My boys and I have been reading our way through Jim Kjelgaard books, with "Big Red" being out favorite so far. We are also currently enjoying "Voyage of the Sparrowhawk" by Natasha Farrant!

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  90. We read a Tale of Two Cities and loved it! -Leah Taylor

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  91. Sarah Phillips - we read The Silver Chair together!

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  92. My boys and I are just finishing up (and very much enjoying) Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus. - Emily Zinniel

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  93. My name is Sarah Cuison. My 5 yr old and I enjoyed James and the Giant Peach together.

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  94. Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey is our favorite , but we recently read The Hobbit graphic novel which was slightly over my son’s head but he enjoyed it anyway.
    -Katy Attleson
    Katyattleson@gmail.com

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  95. We recently finished Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin! Kristi Bracelin kbracelin@hotmail.com

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  96. The last book we finished was Rabbit Hill. It was such a fun book! We are currently reading Around the World in Eighty Days and enjoying that as well.
    Christine Bialaszewski

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  97. My youngest is reading Peace Child by Don Richardson.

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  98. My youngest is reading Peace Child. Aurora Garza auroyarte@gmail.com

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  100. The last book I read with the kids was “Who was Neal Armstrong”. We are on a space kick for the moment and learning as much as we can!

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  101. We just finished Heros of History series, Teddy Roosevelt: an American Original by Janet and Jeff Benge. This is our 3rd book by them and I've really enjoyed them all. Thanks for your hard work on the blog and thanks for the offer.

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  103. The last book we finished was for their book club, 101 Dalmatians. It was fun to see the similarities and differences with the Disney version.

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  104. Jessie Gilliland
    jessphillips2002@yahoo.com
    I'm currently reading Anne of Green Gables with my daughter.

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  105. I'm Caitrin Alb (caitrinalb@gmail.com) and would love to receive a subscription!! My kids and I just read The Trumpet of the Swan.

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  106. I'm currently reading The Penderwicks to all my kids, the American Girl books to my oldest daughter, and my boys and I just finished listening to The Green Ember series. It's been a fun time of reading lately!!

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  107. We are enjoying The Boxcar Children Series. The last picture book we enjoyed was Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall. 5garmons@gmail.com
    Tammy Garmon
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    5garmons@gmail.com

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  108. The Chestry Oak and we are enjoying listening to “The Lost Art Mysteries by Deron Hicks

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  109. We just finished “A Little Princess”. A new favorite! Naomi F

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  110. We are reading Just Beyond the Very Very Far North. Sarah M

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  111. Hi! My name is Jodie Davis. We have read so many good books already this year. We loved The Family Under the Bridge, several Hardy Boys, Carry on, Mr. Bowditch, Haven, YWAM Heroes of Faith -Betty Greene, and Pollyanna.

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  112. We recently finished Understood Betsy together and are looking forward to starting something new!

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  113. Hi! My daughter and I have been reading through the Little House on the Prairie series - right now we are reading The Long Winter. I have been enjoying reading them again and its so fun to have her enjoy them for the very first time. So thankful for your resources! I also just finished reading Homeschool Bravely - loved it!

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  114. Tiffanie Hobartsch
    Sugar creek gang

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  115. Hello! We've just enjoyed lord of the rings with my big 2. jwhittle@live.com.au

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  116. We are on the last chapter of The Great Turkey Walk. It's been a great read aloud.

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  117. We've finished These Happy Golden Years and are moving onto the last book in the Little House series. :)

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  118. Last book we finished as Understood Betsy and I laughed and enjoyed the read ! Joelle Poissant. Thank you for your blog!!

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  119. Hi, Mabilia here. We are reading the second book of skunk and badger. It has been a quirky read and good study of character voice.

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  120. We just finished the boxcar children and are starting The Schoolhouse Mystery!

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  121. Elina here. Our most recent read Aloud was; little Pilgrim's Progress

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  122. Liz W. here. We are currently reading The Tale of Timothy Mallard as well as The Wild Robot, and enjoying them both.

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  123. We are reading A Little Princess for family book club with my mom.

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  124. My 7 year old and I just read Understood Betsy and loved it! I’m reading screwtape letters with my 17 year old son.

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  125. My daughter is only a toddler, so still focused on little kids' books. But, we recently read Mushroom Lullaby and Gladys the Magic Chicken, and she's enjoyed We're Going on a Bear Hunt from our local library. I've also been collecting the Baby Believers board books from Catechesis Books. - Amanda Kieffer

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  126. Crissy here! I'm currently reading the 4th book of the Wingfeather Saga with my two daughters, and while I didn't love the series to start with, I'm hooked now!

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  127. Carmen here - I just finished reading My Father's Dragon to my youngest. We are also listening to Black Beauty on Audible.

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  128. We’re reading Dewey- the Library Cat, since we got 2 kittens about a month ago.

    Wnovotnak @gmail.com

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  129. My kids and I enjoyed reading White Fang together!
    Mellyfern214@gmail.com

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  130. My kids and I are reading and enjoying God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew.

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  131. The last book we read together was A Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis. -Toni Mann

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  132. We just finished and loved Redwall!
    Jessica P - shadesgirlak@gmail.com

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  133. Johnny Tremain. (Laura Johnson)

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  134. Thanks for the chance to win! My boys and I just finished Little House on the Prairie. :) always reading 98 @gmail.com

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  135. The last book we read was the Christian Heroes Then and Now: Gladys Aylward book!

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  136. My name is Tiffany and the last book I read to my preschooler was The Digging-est Dog

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  137. Reading Jane of Lantern Hill with my daughter and Goldtown Beginnings Series by Susan Marlow with my son--
    I love book lists and often go to the library with yours in hand
    flyingnrs@juno.com

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  138. We just read the third secret of the hidden scrolls book. My kids love them!
    Chloe N

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  139. We just finished reading Charlotte’s Web together!

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  140. Joanna Allen- we just finished Betsy Tacy and now we are on Betsy Tacy and Tib

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  141. The last one we read was the Golden Goblet.

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  142. We just finished reading Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis as a family.
    Katie

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  143. We just finished Obi: Gerbil on the Loose by M.C. Delaney (rldeleon99@gmail.com)

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  144. Hi! I’m Becky and I’ve been loving reading the Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station books to my 3 boys. Thanks for all your great resources, Jamie!
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  145. My name is Genevieve genevieverostad at gmail. Our current read aloud is Christian Heroes Then and Now: Hudson Taylor.

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  146. We enjoyed Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. My kids are also in the Guardians of Gahoole series with my husband.

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  147. My name is Abbey. We are currently reading one of my fav books from childhood, James and the Giant Peach! abbeyblueeyes@me.com

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  148. My name is Michelle. We have been reading some classic Bernstein bears books lately ♥️

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  149. The very, very far north. This book and its sequel are absolutely delightful.

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  150. I’m currently reading aloud The Van Gogh Deception to my kids per your recommendation 🙂

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  151. Nancy and Plum by Betty MacDonald
    I think I found this on one of your lists…I had been trying to figure out what it was called for years in order to read it to my kids. It was a read aloud in 3rd grade and I loved it!

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  152. We are currently in the middle of The Mysterious Benedict Society, and just finished Amos Fortune, Free Man. Love good books, and also agree about reading a ‘fluffier’ one now and then.

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  153. The last books finished were Wingfeather saga Book 3-The Monsters in The Hollows and The Tanglewoods' Secret. Currently on Book 4-The Warden and The Wolf King & The Children's Homer. -Amanda Wagnon

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  154. Call of the Wild. My son loved this classic book! 📚 Suzanne.deyette@gmail.com

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  155. We finished Anne of Green Gables recently and just started Ink on His Fingers today. Julie

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  156. I don't know how to subscribe to biblio-files list. Could you please post an instruction? Recently we are reading , and . littlepeach2013@gmail.com

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  157. We are just finishing By the Shores of Silver Lake - Colleen. cccarter822@gmail.com

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  158. We just got done reading Christian Heroes: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It was very eye opening and went along great with studying about WW2. cmriley09@protonmail.com

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  159. We are reading Little Pilgrims Progress! Thank you for all you do for our community! Anna at Shane.anna2003@yahoo.com

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  160. Casey Barrette here and the last book we read was Secret School! We loved it so much we started Secret Sisters as the follow-up. cmgraham87@gmail.com

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  161. We recently enjoyed The Cabin that Faced West by Jean Fritz.
    Graceridge@epbfi.com

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  162. I've been reading Jan Brett's Goldilocks with my 3 year old son....over and over and over again :-D

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  163. We are currently finishing reading aloud the fourth and last book in the Wingfeather Saga, The Warden and the Wolf King. My children have enjoyed the series. We would be so excited to win a Biblio Files subscription. 🤗 My email is: hannahfavela@gmail.com

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  164. Currently we're reading the Mr. Pipes series - highly recommend it!

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  165. We just finished the The Lord of the Rings.

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  166. We just finished listening to Funny How Life Works by Michael Jr. It was so great! I highly recommend it. Angie is my name.

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  167. We are currently reading through the Hardy Boys Series. Stacey H

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  168. We are currently reading the Little Pilgrim's Progress.

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  169. Little Britches and now we’re reading the next book in the series, Man of the Family.

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  170. Amy Ater here. My boys and I really enjoyed reading A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus together.

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  171. We've just finished the Laura Ingalls Wilder series and I'm now on the hunt for another good, clean series to start. cminyard@gmail.com

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  172. Hi! Hopefully I'm not posting this twice, I don't think the first one worked though... Super happy I found this resource, there is no way I can keep up with my voracious 10yo's reading appetite, and I've run out of tried and true books from my past! I'm currently working through Olive Twist with her and Children of the New Forest with my 8yo; we enjoy Tales from Shakespeare along with Little Pilgrims Progress and the Tuttle Twins series American History for morning time as a family.

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  173. We read the Borrowers together and then my daughter read Borrowers Afield on her own. We're reading Swiss Family Robinson together and are really enjoying it. So thankful for gatekeepers like you!!!

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  175. My Kids have loved reading the Secret of the Hidden Scroll series. They are 6 , 4, and 2. Sarah
    hippiesavedbygrace@gmail.com

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  176. We love reading together - currently we’re working on The Fellowship of the Ring

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  177. Our most recent family favorite was A Place to Hang the Moon. We do love great book recommendations! Thanks for giving your time and making an effort to put quality book lists out for others to reference! Vluhmann@yahoo.com

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  178. We are currently reading Farmer Boy! I love your content on here and Instagram! Thanks! hjjinstituteofwisdom@gmail.com

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  179. Rebecca Mills here. Always enjoy your content! We have been enjoying the Wingfeather Saga series!

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  180. We are enjoying the Sugar Creek Gang Series right now. Alicia, aliciajonschmidt@yahoo.com

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  181. Don't let the pigeon drive the bus. I'm new to you loving it! I'm disabled so I'm always looking for as many resources as I can. Ecblair3716@gmail.com

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  182. We just finished the second book in the Wingfeather Saga! gaylene@mymommentary.com

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  183. We are just going to start Oliver twist and go see our local theater put on a play of it!
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  184. My 3.5 year old and I really enjoyed reading Nature in the Neighborhood by Gordon Morrison together a few times. It gave us lots of ideas for nature walks around our city home. swedie19@yahoo.com

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  185. We are reading the Dragon Masters with our 7 and 5 year olds, and the love them.
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  186. We've been reading Child of the Wolves by Elizabeth Hall

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  187. Kylie G. - We just finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. My husband read while we drove on a road trip, and we had a hilarious time hearing the original lines with the movie accents. Mom was begging for more!

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  188. Peggy- We just finished Pax as our nightly read and we are currently listening to the audio book of The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.

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