Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Letzenstein Chronicles

by Meriol Trevor are REALLY GOOD BOOKS!!!!

The books are:
The Crystal Snowstorm
Following the Phoenix
The Angel and the Dragon and.......
The Rose and Crown

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Christmas Story

by Brian Wildsmith is a book most children should enjoy. (Adults too.)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Red Hugh: Prince of Donegal

by Robert T. Reilly is a book that I have read MANY times. It's a really good book.

The Princess and the Goblin

by George MacDonald is a REALLY GOOD book!!!!

The main characters are:
Princess Irene
Princess Irene's Great-Great-Grandmother

P.S. The sequel to The Princess and the Goblin is The Princess and Curdie.

The Boy Knight of Reims

by Eloise Lowsenberry. The Boy Knight of Reims is a great book!!

P.S. This book is no longer in print, but I hope it will be soon.

Friday, November 14, 2008


by Herge.

The Tintin books are:
The Blue Lotus
Tintin and the Broken Ear
Destination Moon
Explorers on the Moon and......many more "Tintin" books.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a WONDERFUL book!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


by Sir Walter Scott, adapted by Marianna Mayer. This adapted version of Ivanhoe is good. After reading it, I want to read the whole book.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

by Betty MacDonald is REEAALLLLYYY GOOOD!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


by David Macaulay is a really good book!


by David Macaulay is an EXCELLENT book.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

An Enjoyable To Read Series

by Johnny Gruelle. If any of have read Raggedy Ann, Raggedy Andy, etc., some of you may guess from the title what this book is about.

Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Andy
Raggedy Ann and the Camel With Wrinkled Knees
Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble
There are other books. I have only listed some.

Marcella is the owner of the dolls. Whenever she leaves the room, or is on vacation, the dolls have all sorts of fun. They have a taffy-pull*, rescue Fido, (Marcella's dog,) Raggedy Ann gets washed, (quite an adventure,) and have lots of other fun.

I have read most of the
books in this series quite a few times. They're some of the BEST books written in my opinion.

*taffy-pull: I've never partaken in one, but it sounds like TONS of fun!

P.S. These make ABSOLUTELY GREAT read-alouds!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beorn the Proud

by Madeline Polland takes place in Ireland in the 9th century.

On a viking raid in
Ireland, Beorn, (the son of a Viking named Anlaf,) captures a Catholic Irish girl named Ness. Despite Beorn's jeering at Ness' Catholic Faith, Ness remains strong, and finally, Beorn is converted!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Little Town At the Crossroads

by Maria D. Wilkes is the second book in "The Caroline Years."

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Little House in Brookfield

by Maria D. Wilkes is a good book in "The Caroline Years."

Friday, October 3, 2008

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott is a great book.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The "Sally" Series

by Elizabeth Coatsworth is about a girl named Sally.

There are five books in this series:
Away goes Sally
Five Bushel Farm
The Fair American
The White Horse
The Wonderful Day

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Golden Goblet

by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a really good book. After reading it once, you'll want to read it again and again. My sister read it also. she really enjoyed it.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Shadow Hawk

by Andre Norton is a great book. It's one of the best books I've ever read.

"'Lord Rahotep-?" There was a familiar slur softening that urgent call. Then a second voice, pitched low, but with the carrying snap of an officer, brushed aside the first inquiry.
'Rahotep! Brother!'

~From the Book~

This is a very exciting book. I recommend it for ages 10 and up. I LOVED this book.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

More Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls

by Caryll Houselander is a great book.

P.S. If you like the books I've posted, you can find more great books to read at:
Love to Daydream.

Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls

by Caryll Houselander is a good book. My favorite story in it is "Bird on the Wing."
I really enjoy all the stories.

Father Damien and the Bells

by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan. This is a Vision book, one of my favorite series of saint books. This story teaches us about the courage of a wonderful priest named Fr. Damien. This is a great read-aloud book.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Phoenix and the Carpet

by E. Nesbit is a great book.

When Cyril, Robert, Anthea, and Jane find a phoenix's egg in a red rug that their mother bought, there's sure to be adventure. Their mother decides that the egg is meant to be some sort of a decoration; she puts the egg on the mantel. A few days later, Cyril, Robert, Anthea, and Jane decide to pretend to be living years ago when people offered sacrifice. They make a fire and while playing, Robert knocked the egg into the fire. With a loud "BOOM," the egg burst open and the phoenix flies out. He then tells the four children that the rug is a magic rug, and that it can take them any place they wish to go to. As always, the children decide to try the rug out. Of course, this leads them to all sorts of adventures!!!

The Phoenix and the Carpet is the sequel to Five Children and It, and the prequel to The Story of the Amulet. It's an EXCELLENT book and would make a GREAT read-aloud.

Hittite Warrior

by Joanne Williamson is a good book.

"Something caught my eye. It was a movement behind one of the bales in the darkest corner of all, and my skin began to crawl. There was too much activity among the soldiers and, drawn by curiosity in spite of fear, I moved toward what I had seen."

~From the Book~

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

by Elizabeth Payne is an excellent book to read for anyone who is studying Ancient Egypt. Others will enjoy it too.

P.S. One of the greatest Egyptian generals was only FIVE FEET TALL.

The Great Pyramid

by Elizabeth Mann.

Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing

by Josephine Nobisso.

This a really good book. I've read it a few times during the time we've had it from the library. I really like it.

The Door In the Wall

by Marguerite de Angeli is a GREAT book.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kat Finds a Friend: A St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Story

by Joan Stromberg is a wonderful story that teaches us about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's life as a mother of five children, and also as a nun. This would make a great read-aloud book.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Alvin Fernald: Master of a Thousand Disguises

by Clifford B. Hicks is a great book. My brother loves them.

Other "Alvin" books include:
Alvin's Secret Code
Alvin Fernald: Superweasel
Alvin Fernald: Mayor for a Day
Alvin Fernald: TV Anchorman
The Wacky World of Alvin Fernald

Join Alvin, Shoie, Daphne, (or "The Pest") and Alvin's other friends in these hilarious adventures.

Alvin Fernald: Mayor for Day

by Clifford B. Hicks is an excellent book. Boys will love it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Story of the Amulet

by E. Nesbit. Cyril, Anthea, Robert, and Jane rescue the Psammead (or Sand Fairy from a pet-shop. They visit Ancient Egypt, Babylon, and other places.

Little House on the Prarie

by Laura Ingalls. Laura is moving away from the Big Woods in a covered wagon. This is the second book in the "Laura Years".

Little House in the Big Woods

by Laura Ingalls is about Laura when she live in some woods of Wisconsin with Pa, Ma, Mary,(her older sister,) and Carrie, (her younger sister.) These books make great read-alouds.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunflower Houses

by Sharon Lovejoy. This (like Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots,) is for people with green thumb.

Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots

by Sharon Lovejoy. This is a good book for people who like to garden.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Black Hearts In Battersea

by Joan Aiken. This sequel to The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is an excellent book.

The main characters in this book are:

Simon, Bonnie's friend from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Sophie, Simon's sister
and Dido.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Trixie Belden

There are lots of books in this series. As I read them I will add them to this post.

In order they are:
The Secret of the Mansion, by Julie Campbell is the first book in the series. When Trixie meets Honey Wheeler, daughter of a millionaire, she has a feeling that she isn't going to have a boring summer. (And she doesn't.)
The Red Trailer Mystery, by Julie Campbell
The Gatehouse Mystery, by Julie Campbell
The Mysterious Visitor, by Julie Campbell
The Mystery off Glen Road, by Julie Campbell
Mystery in Arizona, by Julie Campbell

An Old-Fashioned Girl

by Louisa May Alcott.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Wolves of Willouby Chase

by Joan Aiken is a good book.

The main characters are:
Bonnie Green
Sylvia Green, Bonnie's cousin
Simon, a friend of Bonnie's who lives in the woods
Miss Slighcarp, Bonnie's fourth cousin
Mr. Grimshaw, Miss Slighcarp's friend
and Mrs. Brisket, another of Miss Slighcarp's friends.

P.S. There are lots of sequels.


by David Macaulay. I always knew pyramids were hard to build, but I never knew that they were so complicated. This is a good bookk.

Born Free

by Joy Adamson is a great book for grades 5 and above.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Little Men

by Louisa May Alcott is a continuation in the life of Jo March (now Mrs. Bhaer.) You'll read this book much more than one time. Before reading Little Men, you should read Little Women.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Wind Blows Free

by Loula Grace Erdman is about a family who goes to live in Panhandle, Texas. In order, the children are:
Katie~8 and

The Wind Blows Free would make an absolutely wonderful read-aloud.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I, Juan de Pareja

by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino. This is an excellent book that I would recommend for fourth grade and up.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

by Betty MacDonald is about a cute little woman who cures children of their bad-habits. In Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, any mother with children who has children with bad habits turns to Mrs.Piggle-Wiggle. You'll laugh over-and over as as you read the "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" books.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

If All the Swords in England

by Barbara Willard is a good book. The second paragraph of a book-report I did on this book goes as follows:

Thomas Becket was loved and respected by the people of England. As Archbishop Thomas Becket's "relatives" were travelling to France after being exiled, they encouraged each other by speaking about their beloved Archbishop. Brother Oswin happily shared with Simon, "I have as little connection with the Archbishop as you yourself, my poor lad. But let us find honor at being named his men by no less than the King of England!" (p. 32) Later, when the Archbishop's ship came to the shore of England, many people joyfully greeted him, running into the water to climb aboard the ship to meet him. When Thomas Becket arrived in Canterbury, England, the people threw brightly-colored cloaks and capes, and beech, oak, yew, and holly branches down for their much-loved Archbishop. Thus, the English people's love for the Archbishop of Canterbury was especially evident when he was in need of support.

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Bungalow Mystery

by Carolyn Keene. This is the third Nancy Drew book. It is really good.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Misty of Chincoteague

by Marguerite Henry is a good book.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pancakes Paris

by Claire Huchet Bishop is a good book about a boy who receives a box of pancakes from some American soldiers. Charles wants to make pancakes for his mother and little sister on Mardi Gras, but the instructions are English, not French. When you read this exciting book you will find how the directions were translated for Charles, and the surprise that Charles and his family receive on Mardi Gras. I really enjoyed this book.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott. Little Women is about four sisters, house-keeping Meg, tom-boyish Joe, often sick but cheerful Beth, and vain Amy. The poor March family often shows perseverance, courage, and love for each other, as they have one exciting adventure after another. This book is one of my favorite books that I've ever read. I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Winged Watchman

by Hilda Van Stockum, is a book that takes place during World War II in Holland. This book is about a boy named Joris, Joris' brother, Dirk Jan, their mother and father, and Joris' dog, Freya. The Winged Watchman is a very good book.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Homer Price

by Robert McCloskey. Homer Price is an excellent book about a boy and his pet skunk,[the skunk is not deoderized]. Usually when I read this book, I laugh. If you want to find out more about Homer Price after reading this book, read Centerburg Tales.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


by Marie Killilea. This book Wren, is about a handicapped girl who, with the help of her family and friends learns how to walk with crutches, and hold her breath under water. This book would make a wonderful read-aloud.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Outlaws of Ravenhurst

by Sister M. Imelda Wallace, S.L. is a very good book. For more information on this book, go to:

If All the Swords In England

by Barbara Willard is an excellent book. I have done a book-report on this really good book. I might share part of the book-report on If All the Swords In England later.

Augustine Came to Kent

by Barbara Willard is a really good book. I have done a book-report on this absolutely fabulous book. Most people who like to read will enjoy this book. I really enjoyed reading this book.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Hidden Staircase

by Carolyn Keene is the second book in the Nancy Drew series. This mystery book about one of my favorite fiction detective's is my favorite book in the Nancy Drew series so far.

Pollyanna Grows Up

by Eleanor H. Porter is the second book in the Pollyanna series. This book would make an excellent read-aloud book for the whole family.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Secret of the Old Clock

by Carolyn Keene is a mystery book about a sixteen year old girl detective named Nancy Drew. This is the first of many books in the Nancy Drew series.

Monday, February 11, 2008


by Eleanor H. Porter is the story of an orphan girl, who, when sent to live with her aunt, teaches her aunt that on everyday there is something to be glad about.