Entries Tagged as '19th Century'

Little House in the Big Woods

January 5th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My daughter is really getting interested in read-aloud chapter books. I struggle to find books that meet her at her four-year-old level. We’ve had a few false starts with books that deal with subject matter that is too mature or language that is too advanced. We read the classic Winnie the Pooh […]

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Buffalo Bird Girl

November 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By ANDREA ZOLLMAN In 1906, an elderly Native American named Buffalo Bird Woman related the story of her childhood during the mid-19th Century to a visiting anthropologist. More than 100 years later, author and illustrator S.D. Nelson has transformed her efforts to immortalize the traditions of her people into a picture book for children […]

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

April 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Good series are hard to come by. Here’s one for fans of the witty and spellbinding writing of Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket. Set in 19th-century England, the novel tells the story of 15-year-old Penelope Lumley, a Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females graduate and newly hired governess to Alexander, […]

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