Tag Archives: children’s books

The Books: “The Hobbit” (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien As a child, I was never a Tolkien fanatic. I was a fanatic about other books – all of Madeleine L’Engle’s “time” books, and I loved Lion, the Witch and … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Birds’ Christmas Carol” (Kate Douglas Wiggin)

Daily Book Excerpt: Children’s books: Next book on the shelf is The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin I can’t remember where I got my copy of this book but I have had it for what feels like my … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Sword in the Stone” (T.H. White)

Daily Book Excerpt: Children’s books: Next book on the shelf is < The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White I can’t remember a time when I hadn’t read this book. I know I eventually HAD to read it … Continue reading

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The Books: “Ballet Shoes” (Noel Streatfield)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA fiction/children’s books: Next book on the shelf is Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. There are a couple of important books I read in my childhood and this is one of them. Important, I mean, in terms … Continue reading

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The Books: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (J.K. Rowling)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA fiction/children’s books: Next book on the shelf is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by J.K. Rowling. A massive swooping book (which, broken record, I could not put down) – with a tragedy at … Continue reading

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The Books: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (J.K. Rowling)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA fiction/children’s books: Next book on the shelf is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J.K. Rowling. Here’s the post I wrote directly after finishing the book. I was very taken by … Continue reading

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The Books: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (J.K. Rowling)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA fiction/children’s books: Next book on the shelf is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J.K. Rowling. I had SUCH a blast reading this one in the series, in particular. Not sure why. … Continue reading

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The Books: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (J.K. Rowling)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA fiction/children’s books: Next book on the shelf is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by J.K. Rowling. I didn’t know what excerpt to choose! The dementor appearing on the train? The patronus training? … Continue reading

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The Books: “Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets” (J.K. Rowling)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/children’s books: Next book on the shelf is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by J.K. Rowling. The books are so episodic that I found it hard to pick out an excerpt. Like – … Continue reading

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The Books: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (J.K. Rowling)

Next Daily Excerpt: Children’s book shelf: Next book on the shelf is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. I need to post an excerpt from the first chapter. I’ll just explain why. This is a series, a … Continue reading

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