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Best Books: Who Was Charles Darwin

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Best Books: Who Was Charles Darwin

We recently discovered a new to us series, the "Who Was" series. We love to read about history and learn about new people and places. My kids love when they can read a book by themselves and not need me, and with non-fiction that can sometimes be difficult because the language used is often lofty and advanced. The "Who Was" series is great because its target audience is early readers. The language is simple and straightforward and they are meant to act as a beginner's guide to early learners. There are so many different books available in this incredible series....

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Best Books: Magic Tree House Pirates Past Noon

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Best Books: Magic Tree House Pirates Past Noon

We love to read at our house, and our kids bring home a new book from school every week to do their AR practice for class (Accelerated Reader Levels). Recently our oldest has become obsessed (and that is putting it mildly) with the Magic Tree House books. If you have never heard of the Magic Tree House books, let me explain, the series is written by Mary Pope Osborne, and each book follows Jack and Annie, a brother and sister that discover a magic tree house filled with books. The treehouse is owned by Morgan Le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister,...

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Best Books: Flat Stanley

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Best Books: Flat Stanley

Have you ever read the Flat Stanley books? Flat Stanley has been around for over 50 years. The endearing boy who was flattened by a bulletin board that fell on him while he slept has been sharing silly and fantastic adventures for over 5 decades. Multiple generations of families have enjoyed the one-dimensional, but never dull stories of Stanley Lambchop. Stanley goes on incredible journeys using the postal service to travel the country and world. He saves the Famous Museum from sneak thieves, he finds jewelry lost in places we thought never to see again. But perhaps the most important...

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Best Books: Humphrey the Hamster Books

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Best Books: Humphrey the Hamster Books

Are you and your kids looking for a new book to read? How about a whole series? If you haven't heard about The World According to Humphrey then you need to listen up and pay attention. The World According to Humphrey is the first book in a series lovingly known as the Humphrey Hamster books. The Humphrey books are written by Betty G. Birney, and they follow a sweet and lovable class pet named Humphrey through his life in classroom 26. The books are great for ages 8-12. The books follow Humphrey as he navigates his way through interactions with...

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Trapped in a Video Game - Best Books

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Trapped in a Video Game - Best Books

Do you have a kid that loves video games but isn't very interested in reading? We may have found the perfect book series for them! Trapped in a Video Game is an incredible series that follows the young Jesse Rigsby as he navigates his way through the harsh years of adolescence with one major complication -- a video game character is trying to kill him. Jesse and his best friend Eric have discovered a new game, Full Blast, and cannot wait to try it. However, they find themselves sucked directly into the game and find they have to play to...

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