books about: yearling
John D. Fitzgerald
Yearling Books, 1993
The magic still works for todays wordly kids
I started reading these books to my 9 year old son, after finding my old copies boxed away. I had quite forgotten them - not having seen them on bookstore shelves for 15 years - but just seeing the cover brought the sense of awe and reverence back instantly. I read these over and over from age 9 to 12. After reading 2 chapters aloud, I tucked my son in and turned off the lights. An hour later I ...
The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion
Book is great. My kids hang on every word. Amazon- not so great. I ordered a hard cover and got a paperback. I let Amazon know and they replaced it with another paperback. Again, I let Amazon know and they suggested that I give it up and send it back for a refund or a small discount if I wanted to keep it. I figured Amazon needed the money more than me and decided not to get my discount. My kids ...
Jane-Emily (Dell Yearling)
Great as an adult, too
I LOVED this book a a pre-teen (read it numerous times) and when I saw that it was back in print I just had to get another copy of it for my daughter (who is too young right now to read it but I hope to share it with her in a few years). Since I ordered it, I HAD to read it again and it is just as good, spooky and gripping as I remembered. A wonderful trip down memory lane for me and a great ...
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (Picture Yearling Book)
A Christmas Tradition
As a child this was my favorite Christmas story. When I became a mother, I would borrow my mom's copy to read to my kids every Christmas eve. A few years ago I found this edition and ordered copies for myself and one for my brother. Every year my kids have taken a copy to school to read to their class, and now that my eldest daughter is in High School, she gathers her younger sisters on her lap ...
Ordinary Princess, The
This was my FAVORITE book as a child and I'm thoroughly pleased that I was able to find a new first edition. Shipping was very fast and the book arrived exactly as described. Thank you!
Emily of New Moon (Books for Young Readers)
this is one of my favorite books and series. i heard of this book after whatching the canadian show that is based on it. a must read
The high king (A Yearling book)
Dell Pub. Co
Of Noble Worth
Taran, a nameless orphan who once had great hopes but who learned to live with disappointment in the previous book TARAN WANDERER, is on his way home. He reaches it only to find a great disaster has befallen. Prince Gwydion has been attacked and the magical sword he carried stolen from him by Death Lord Arawn. Taran and all his friends set out in a desperate effort to retake the sword and save ...
The Velvet Room
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
I read this book in elementary school and here I am, age 50, re-reading it. I have my original copy from the 60's but it is falling apart so I treated myself to a new one. This was always a special book to me; it so captured the feelings of a young girl and how strange and sad, but magical life can be. How, even when life is painful, there is still beauty to be found. My six year old, although an ...
WHAT A GREAT BOOK!!!
Jacob's Rescue by Malka Drucker and Micheal Halprin is an awesome book to read. It starts with Jacob getting captured by the Nazis and being put in a ghetto but for most of the story he is kept in a small apartment. This book is about an 8 year old boy named Jacob and the extremely brave people who rescued him, Alex and Mela. There were also two brave kids the son and daughter of Alex and ...
All of a Kind Family
Dell Yearling Book
My most treasured book from childhood
I read this book as a third grader in the seventies. I was so profoundly moved by it that I wrote a letter to the author. I got a personally handwritten letter back from her husband telling me she had passed away some years ago. His letter was so kind and appreciative, it only deepened my love for this book (and series) and helped me become an avid reader. I recommend this book to people of any ...
The book is great. It is a great children's book that many adults can even learn from.
The Boys Start the War
First in a series
"The Boys Start the War" is a hit in my small Catholic library. After the first girl returned the book, she asked for Book 2, "The Girls Get Even." I had acquired only the first one, waiting to see the reaction. She was so delighted that I bought the entire set. The rest has been popular history! As with this series, let one student read and spread the word, then a reading frenzy follows! In ...
Shredderman: Secret Identity
Excellent, rolicking story
The story of Nolan is hilarious, and made for a great read aloud for my two boys, ages 8 and 6. All three of us loved the book, and the Kindle format is excellent, with pictures included to add to the hilarity. The story is well written, with emphasis given on dog the right thing in the face of the wrong, and believing in yourself. We just bought book 2 and are looking forward to reading it ...
Beezus and Ramona
Great book for children with difficult younger siblings
Beezus and Ramona is a character driven chapter book that focuses on Beatrice (nicknamed "Beezus") Quimby, the 9-year-old sister of 4-year-old Ramona Quimby. The book is essentially a series of vignettes depicting the relationship between the two sisters, in which Ramona's mischief features prominently. The book is different from the other books in the Ramona series in that Beezus is the ...
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
So glad to see this book!
Having just viewed a BBC list of 100 books everyone should read, I saw a couple of my childhood favorites, but not "Understood Betsy." I still have my copy and reread it periodically (and I am 70 years old). I wondered if it was still in print and am delighted to see it is available. I recommend it highly for any young girl. P.S. DON'T get the abridged version. You won't want to miss a single ...
Old Fashioned Girl
Louisa May Alcott
An Old Fashioned (and really good) Story!
This book started off a bit slow, but if you read more than a page or two at a time, I think you will like it. This story is about a girl from the country who goes to visit her cousins in New York. Polly's cousin, Fanny, and her friends find Polly "coutrified" and "old fashioned". Everyone falls in love with her because of her quiet manner along with the fact that she dresses and acts her age. ...
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Thrilled to see it back in print!!
This book gave me new ways of looking at the world, at myself and at my neighbors when I was 11 years old and read it for the first time. And the second. And the third... I don't think there are many American girls who could not identify both with Martha and with Ivy, in turns, as these tender characters vividly represent the dichotomy of female adolescence. I have sought out, purchased and ...
Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Sook Nyul Choi
My 3rd Quarter Book Report
This book is about a 10 year old girl named Sookan and she lives with her mother, grandfather,aunt, and little brother. They live in North Korea in 1945. Her and her mother and aunt work in a sock factory for the Japanese soliders in World War II. They had a Captain Narita and he came by and it was her sister's birthday and mother went to go get a book from older sister at the convent. Mother ...
Hattie Big Sky
Motivated to learn more.
Growing up in Montana I decided to read this book based both on the title and it's award status. I thoroughly enjoyed this book especially learning about homesteaders during World War I. I tended to think of homesteaders in the 1800's not the early 1900's. It's such an interesting time when your neighbor might have a horse or a car for transportation. This book has a nice sense of community ...
N. D. Wilson
A Boy, a Cave, a Dog, Dead Bodies and it's a Mystery. . .What's Not to Love!!
I have to agree with another review the cover of this book just hooked me. This came into the library where I work (5/6 grade) and I immediately snagged it. Read it in one night and have not seen the book on our shelves since!!! It has been out constantly since we put it in the collection. Our kids like it (mainly the boys and our teachers love it!!). There's action and creepiness. The ...
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