Book Review of Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan

Book Review of Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan

My friends, David and Gracie, recommended Word After Word After Word to me. It was written by Patricia MacLachlan who also wrote the Sarah, Plain and Tall books (among many others). I really enjoyed this book, but it wasn’t one of Liam’s favorites. I think I would have enjoyed it at his age (11) mainly because I was an aspiring writer and had lots of thoughts and emotions that I felt I needed to express. You can click the link below to see what Liam has to say about Word After Word After Word.

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Liam Recommends: Camping and Survival Books

Camping & Survival Books for Kids from What My Kids Read

Eleven-year-old Liam is here today with his favorite books on survival and camping.

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Book Review of Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George

This is the second book in Jessica Day George’s Castle Glower series. Liam enjoyed Tuesdays at the Castle so much, he has been reminding me to get this new release to preview for him. (My review of the first book is here.)

Book Review of Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George

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Poetry For Kids

Instead of my usual Wednesday Picture Book Review today, I wanted to share with you an often overlooked genre of picture books that your kids will probably enjoy: Poetry!

Poetry For Kids at What My Kids Read

My kids love poetry! I should probably qualify that statement by saying they actually enjoy the poetry we have read out loud to them and the poetry we have given them to read. They aren’t tackling Paradise Lost or The Lady Of The Lake, but they are all eager to listen when I sit down to read a book of children’s poetry. We even have a couple audio books of great children’s poetry that our kids listen to as a part of their learning. The poems are read by the authors or by actors, and it has been so fun to hear one child or another start quoting a poem in the voice of the actor only to have another sibling join in to finish. Maybe we’re just easily entertained, but I think it’s pretty fun. :)

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Book Review of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt’s The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp was published last year. As I was talking with one of the staff at our local bookstore, Blue Marble Books, he highly recommended this book as one of his favorite releases of 2013. Considering how many books they read through, that was a high enough recommendation for me to put this book on my list of must-reads!

Book Review of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

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