Category Archives: Historical

Monday Book Review: Erin’s Ring by Laura H. Pearl

Another YA book I was able to read over winter break (and have finally gotten around to writing the review!) Title: Erin’s Ring Author: Laura H. Pearl Genre: Historical fiction Age group: YA Summary (from back cover): “When thirteen-year-old Molly … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Rosa, Sola by Carmela Martino

Can I resist a middle grade book with an Italian-American main character and lots of Italian vocabulary words sprinkled throughout? No. No, I cannot. 🙂 Title: Rosa, Sola Author: Carmela Martino Age group: middle grade (on the youngish side) Genre: … Continue reading

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8 Books to Engage Your Middle School Student this School Year

As an author and middle school English teacher, I get a lot of requests from parents about what books I might recommend to their children. Since the school I teach at started early this year, I’ve already been listening to … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper Basham

I’m going to take another brief break from my usual middle grade and YA book reviews to bring you a beautiful inspirational historical fiction book by one of my “publishing sisters” (as I like to call her) Pepper Basham. Pepper … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Tomb by Stephanie Landsem

Normally, I review middle grade and young adult books, but today I am super excited to bring you The Tomb by Stephanie Landsem. This is the the third book in Landsem’s The Living Water series. I enjoyed the first book … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Today I’m bringing you one of  last year’s nominees for the Rebecca Caudill Award. I had it on my to-be-read list for a while and finally got around to it. I enjoyed it very much and can see why it … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

This is the third in my series of reviews of the nominees for best juvenile mystery for the 2014 Edgar Awards, and so far it’s looking like a top contender. Title: One Came Home Author: Amy Timberlake Genre: mystery (historical) … Continue reading

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