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Friday’s Vintage Find::The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett

I mentioned in my review of Elmer and the Dragon that all I needed to do to complete the series with my girls was to happen upon the third book, The Dragons of Blueland.  I did just that in some of my bookish ramblings the past few months, either at my library’s wonderful used bookstore or […]

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

We just finished reading The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner yesterday.  This was the first time I’d ever read it, and I confess I picked it up because I assumed it was a mystery (based on the word mystery being appended to “Boxcar Children” in the series that grew out of it).  Since I […]

Read Aloud Thursday::Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace

Are there certain books in your life that you associate with certain places because that’s where you were when you read them?  Maybe it happened because someone special read you that book, and you’ll always associate that book with that person and place, for example.  This is but one of the memories and associations I want […]

Elmer and the Dragon

My girls and I finished our second chapter book of the month on Monday during our post-lunch read-aloud time.  I wanted to share briefly about this book here at Hope Is the Word because this is a great chapter book for preschoolers.  Elmer and the Dragon is the sequel to My Father’s Dragon (read my […]

2009 Booklists

Books I Have Read in 2009 Think and Make It Happen by Dr. Augusto Cury Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery Authentic Faith by Gary Thomas For the Tough Times by Max Lucado Heaven:  Your Real Home by Joni Eareckson Tada The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton The Blue Castle by L.M. […]

Book Review–My Father’s Dragon

Title:  My Father’s Dragon Author:  Ruth Stiles Gannett Illustrator:  Ruth Chrisman Gannett Publisher:  Random House Pages:  87 ISBN:  0394890485 I think this book might replace Charlotte’s Web as my favorite read-aloud to date!  Now I am in no way suggesting that this book could possibly take the place of E.B. White’s masterpiece in the canon […]