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My mom read the Grandma's Attic series to my sister and me. My mom loved them as much as we did. I actually wrote a letter to Arleta Richardson in late elementary/middle school and got a response handwritten from her. I wonder where that letter is now...

We also LOVE reading. The following is a list that include some I read as a child that Tabitha has also enjoyed, and some are ones that I did not know of as a child and just recently discovered for her:
The Little House on the Prairie series is a given.
Half Magic by Edgar Eager
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright (The Melendy Quartet series)
Trixie Belden by Julie Campbell
The Ramona series (and The Henry Huggins series) by Beverly Cleary

MEGAN RESPONDS: Wow, thanks, Gina! We've only read a few of these - I'm off to find them online now! :)

Laura Campbell


We LOVE to read around here too! I could read and read and read. So could my little boy. Julia is just now starting to sit still and read books.

Anyhow, one book I love is The Gardener (Caldecott Honor Award) by Sarah Stewart. Have you read it? It is set in the Great Depression.

Recently I've discovered a couple of places to find book recommendations. One is from from Sonlight. Even if you don't use their curriculum you can request a catalog or go online. They show specific books for each grade. I checked out one from the library recommended by Sonlight. It is The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury for preK. Christian and Julia love to look through it. It is a compilation of books that would be more for Christian's age. Also, Susan Wise recommends different books per grade from The Well Trained Mind. She also suggests a book called The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. I checked it out and plan on buying these last two books simply for their book recommendations.

Thanks for book ideas especially for girls. That is helpful!

Laura Campbell


Thanks so much for taking the time to give your book list. I'll be adding some of these to our next library list. I'll have to post some of our favorites when I have a minute later. Thanks!


For the older girls these days: The Moody Family Series by Sarah Maxwell
The Story of Priscilla Mullins by Tracy Leininger from the Beautiful Girlhood series
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas
For me: Thru the Bible by J. Vernon McGee
Radical by David Platt
Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell again - mom of the author of the Moody children's books above
Happy reading from one famiy of bookworms to another! :)

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