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Welcome Summer!

I am sitting on a deck in Michigan on a beautiful day and looking out at the glittering lake. I hope your summers are going as well as mine, and you are enjoying lots of happy family times in the warm weather. We receive such a limited number of these perfect summer days, so I try […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello!

Hi! I’m Susan, a wife, a mom and a recently retired elementary school librarian with 22 years of experience. You may be wondering what brought me to the decision to write a blog about kids’ books. It all began about a year ago during a conversation with my brother during our annual reunion at Thanksgiving. […]

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