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New Kids Books You Don’t Want to Miss!

  Spring has come to the Midwest! We’ve had an amazing weekend that felt more like summer than spring and so far this week, we’ve held on to the warm weather. I was even able to take some of my pictures outside, which seems to be easier with better results. As you all enjoy our great […]

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The Chapter Book Series List has Arrived!

Before I wrote my first post for Red Canoe Reader, I had plans of composing several lists of books that I would share with you through links in the menu. Unfortunately, I spent so much time composing the posts that I neglected to make those lists. Well, I posted my first list – Chapter Book […]

Early Chapter Books

Early Chapter Books For Beginning Readers

In my last post, I wrote about some of the new chapter books in Some New and Noteworthy Chapter Books and I wrote about some of my favorite chapter books in my post, Children’s Books for Christmas: Chapter Books.  Those books are usually written on the third grade level and higher. But what about the kids who are not […]

Some New and Noteworthy Kids’ Chapter Books

Before I began to write this blog, I followed several people who blogged about adult books and their lives. My two favorites, by far, are Modern Mrs. Darcy and Emily P. Freeman’s blog, Chatting at the Sky. This past Friday, I received an update from Chatting at the Sky, titled “Let’s Share What We Learned […]

Historical Fiction: Reading About Kids in the Past

Well, it’s finally gotten cold here. We’ve been so spoiled this winter with very little snow and above average temperatures. However, last Saturday evening that all came to a screeching halt. For the next three days the temperature didn’t rise above the teens and I had to resort to wearing my toe warmers and my […]

Biographies Kids will Like and Read

There were so many biographies in my library that were never touched by the kids. Mostly those were the ones that were at least an inch thick and contained very few pictures. Although I had based my purchases on the respected reviews that I had read in a variety of library sources, these books were ignored. The […]

Children’s Chapter Books for Christmas Gifts

 CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS Part 2: children’s Chapter Books Here is the promised second post about children’s chapter books that would make good holiday gifts (or at any other time of the year!). It took me a little longer than the four or five days that I promised in my post on Sunday, but I’m […]