childrenlit

Mary Poppins

P.L. Travers Mary Poppins gave a superior sniff. “Don’t you know,” she said pityingly, “that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?” And with another sniff she went upstairs to take off her white gloves and put the umbrella away. Mary Poppins is a British classic children’s series, it is also found on Time’s 100 […]

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The Kid Who Wants to Become an Engineer

Sannette Viljoen The Kid Who Wants to Become and Engineer is an informative children’s book about the potential career paths of an engineer. Alvin is on a holiday break from school. His family takes a trip to visit his grandparents, while there Alvin realizes he wants to be an engineer like his grandfather. Alvin’s grandmother […]

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Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher

Maxine Sylvester “I’ve got some carrots instead,” Ronaldo said. He unzipped his backpack and rummaged around with his hoof. “What? They’re gone!” He cried. “I don’t believe it!” “The Phantom Carrot Snatcher strikes again!” Said Rudi dramatically. This is an adorable children’s book! I wish I could have gotten a copy around the holidays to […]

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate Dicamillo “Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”  I am familiar with Kate Dicamillo’s work but never put aside the time to actually read anything. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is on Time’s Best 100 YA list for a good reason, it […]

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Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson “We need a place,” she said, “just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it.” … She lowered her voice almost to a whisper. “It might be a whole secret country,” she continued, “and you and I would be the rulers of […]

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Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh “When suddenly Harriet leaped to her feet as though she had just then remembered, and screamed, “I’ll be damned if I’ll go to dancing school.” “Harriet!” Mrs. Welsch was appalled. “How dare you use words like that at the table.” “Or any other place, dear,” interjected Mr. Welsch calmly.” Another book of Time’s […]

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