Category Archives: Children’s Novels

The Revisiting List – Books 26-27: Nicholas Saint North and Howl’s Moving Castle

Everyone has a book or two they read over and over again. I’ve known some people who read all the previous books in a series in anticipation of the newest book and others who have created a personal tradition where … Continue reading

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25 – The Graveyard Book: A Child’s Journey Through Adolescence

This was a fun read that made me laugh, made me cry, and made me want to pull my hair out depending on the scene. In my opinion, these are all signs of a great book. Though I was confused … Continue reading

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Day 6 – The Phantom Tollbooth

“What you can do is often simply a matter of what you will do” (247). The Phantom Tollbooth is a book that pulls you in, twists you upside down, turns you inside out, spins you around until you don’t know … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Count Karlstein

I ‘m not sure why I like this book so much. I read it when I was about fourteen, and years later I remembered it well enough to buy it and let it sit on my bookshelf for months before … Continue reading

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Day 4 – The House At Pooh Corner

Winnie the Pooh began as a series of stories based on the imaginary adventures of a boy and his stuffed animals and has become an icon in children’s entertainment. It captures the innocence of childhood and the imagination of youth. … Continue reading

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Day 1 – A Monster Calls: A Journey Through Suffering and Grief

I apologize that this post is late. We were having some technical difficulties last night and weren’t able to get the pictures ready in time. As the first day of the 7 days/7 books challenge, I felt it fitting to … Continue reading

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The Book of Lost Things: One Child’s Journey Through the Darker Side of Fantasy

For those of you who are familiar with the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, you are aware of the rarity in which they end happily ever after. Not completely happy anyway. In The Book of Lost Things, author John Connolly captures the … Continue reading

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