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 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 […]

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 […]

Children's picture Books

Children’s Picture Books for Christmas Gifts

 Children’s picture books for Christmas gifts  Holiday Gift Ideas Last week sixteen members of our family gathered at my sister, Lisa, and brother-in-law, Scott’s home to celebrate Thanksgiving. We were fortunate to have such a large group, but we were certainly missing some who were unable to join us. However, we still had a fun […]

Encyclopedia Brown Series

Encyclopedia Brown Series By Donal J. Sobol Accelerated Reading Levels:  4.0-4.8 When my older son, David was eight years old, he was a very reluctant reader. He was a good reader, but he would much rather be outside playing instead of reading (The opposite of his mother. My mom was constantly complaining that all I […]

The Stranger

  The Stranger By Chris Van Allsburg Houghton Mifflin Company 1986 AR 3.7, Lexile 640 The Widow’s Broom By Chris Van Allsburg Houghton Mifflin Company 1992 AR 4.7, Lexile 810 Today my husband and I went on a hike at our local arboretum. We love to go there every October to wander the trails and […]

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