Category Archives: Chapter book

My Happy Life book cover

My Happy Life

My Happy Life, by Rose Lagercrantz, illustrated by Eva Eriksson  By the time this sweet little chapter book came into our lives, it was far too easy for my older daughter. But she read it anyway. It was a gift to her younger sister, who isn’t quite reading at this level on her own yet, […]

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The Dark Blue 100 Ride Bus Ticket book cover

The Dark Blue 100 Ride Bus Ticket

The Dark Blue 100 Ride Bus Ticket, by Margeret Mahy  My older daughter absolutely loves this book, and it was one of the first chapter books with actual tension and potential bad things happening that she not only tolerated, but really liked.  Perhaps she was OK with the tension because the premise was so obviously […]

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Snake and Lizard book cover

Snake and Lizard

Snake and Lizard, by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop I didn’t set out to post two Joy Cowley books in a row, but we do have a lot of her books, so I guess it was bound to happen eventually! My older daughter loves to read, but hates tension in her books. We are […]

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The World According to Humphrey book cover

The World According to Humphrey

The World According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney  My older daughter is not big on conflict and risk in her entertainment. I sometimes joke that if there is a plot, she doesn’t like it. That isn’t fair, of course. She just doesn’t like things that scare her. However, she loves to read and reads […]

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