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Subject: I review kid's books & am looking for more
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 2:10 PM ET
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Hello - I am a mom and a bookseller and I just started a not-for profit blog where I review out of the ordinary kid's books and am always looking for good books to read and review. I know that home schoolers use a curriculum that is more literary based than public education. If any one has any great kid's books reading levels 1 - 6 that are kind of unheard of, please let me know. I would love to swap so that I can review them on my site - www.books4yourkids.com. Thanks - tanya
Subject: books to review
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 10:01 PM ET
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Hi Tanya,

I have two books on my bookshelf that might fit what you are looking for.  One of them is called Bristle Face by Zachary Ball.  The other is A Dog Named Chips:  The Life and Adventures of a Mongrel Scamp by Albert Payson Terhune.  Both of them are stories about dogs.  If you are interested in either of them, you can let me know here on the forum or go to my bookshelf and request them.  I will try to take a look on my shelves at home and see if I have anything else that might work for you.


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Date Posted: 9/21/2008 9:42 AM ET
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May be more for junior high but the Chip Hilton series is great for boys. Sports theme, (football).

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 1:41 PM ET
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I have Who Comes With Cannons . This was a civil war book we found on accident at the local goodwill and it was so very good. better than some of the ones we actually struggled to find.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 10:51 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/23/2008 9:49 AM ET
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Tanya LOL love the polemic warning in one book review for "Moxy Maxwell.." If I were to issue polemic warnings it might be on every post of mine.

We are of like mind in criticizing some children's books today. I left a comment on your blog. I plan to link to your blog from mine. Have a great day.

You might consider submitting to blog carnivals on a regular basis, such as the big one for children's literature. Check blogcarnival.com for various carnivals. Also Carnival of Education to discuss book issues in general etc.

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Subject: Help
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 12:39 PM ET
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Thanks so much to everyone who has posted suggestions!! You've been a great help. -Tanya
Subject: pre-teen suggestion
Date Posted: 9/29/2008 11:48 AM ET
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A new author, J. Kenneth Steen, has a great book for the preteens--Rhapsody Ried and the Rescue of Project Milestone.

As many homeschoolers are Christians, I feel this would be a fun fictional story for them, as it has a Christian theme,


Date Posted: 9/29/2008 6:30 PM ET
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Have you read Crispin by Avi? 

All of Avi's books are good, and I really liked that one.

I also remember really liking The Door In The Wall

Unfortunately, neither of them are on my shelf, but I know someone out there has Crispin posted.