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I packed up my bags to run away to the woods many times as a child because of this book. Probably my first exposure to Thoreau also

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (Puffin Books)

The Box-Car Children

The Boxcar Children : Gertrude Chandler Warner (1890 - 1979) : Free Download & Streaming

the 1924 very first original, vintage boxcar children book, rand mcnally, box-car children, gertrude chandler warner 1950

What Can I be by Ann Rand & Ingrid Fiksdahl King: A Lovely Vintage Children’s Concept Book About How the Imagination Works, Newly Discovered and Illustrated | brainpickings #Books #Kids #Imagination

A Lovely Vintage Children’s Concept Book About How the Imagination Works, Newly Discovered and Illustrated

bookpickings: “What Can I Be? Ann Rand & Ingrid Fiksdahl King A lovely vintage concept book about how the imagination works, newly discovered and illustrated.

The Boxcar Children.  omg! i LOVED this series.

The Original Boxcar Children! My fourth grade teacher read this book to us.we thought it would be such an adventure to live in an old boxcar by a stream!

Irena's Children :: A True Story of Courage, by Tilar J. Mazzeo ♦ The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

Irena's Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo - From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena.

Top 100 childrens books of all time, also links to chapter books, books according to theme - great source - T

(for my grand kiddos) Top 100 childrens books of all time.

From love to mortality to the lives of Einstein and Louise Bourgeois, by way of silence and the color of the wind.

What Color Is The Wind? A Most Unusual Serenade to the Senses, Inspired by a Blind Child (Brain Pickings)

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

I was fascinated to read Deborah Weisgall’s essay on Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s, in part because she says that when she went back to the novel as an adult, “I did not recognize the story I was…

100 (of the) Greatest Books for Kids - This is a great starting list.  How does one choose the 100 Greatest Books anyway?  That's way too difficult of a task, but you have to start somewhere.  Right?  =)

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The 100 "Greatest Books for Kids," ranked by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. Includes books kids can read by themselves and books to be read to them. great resource for expanding your collection.

Love Comes Softly Complete Set (Love Comes Softly ~ Love's Enduring Promise ~ Love's Long Journey ~ Love's Abiding Joy ~ Love's Unending Legacy ~ Love's Unfolding Dream ~ Love Takes Wing ~ Love Finds a Home)

Love Comes Softly Series book order: Love Comes Softly Loves Enduring Promise Love's Long Journey Love's Abiding Joy Love's Unending Legacy Love's Unfolding Dream Love Takes Wing Love Finds A Home

Oh Wilbur......you really are Some Pig.....so glad you met Charlotte.....I think this book is one of my favorite early childhood stories.  There is no better book on the subject of friendship.  Terrific!

Oh Wilbur.you really are Some Pig.so glad you met Charlotte.I think this book is one of my favorite early childhood stories. There is no better book on the subject of friendship.

{Little House on the Prairie Unit Study}  There is some great book discussion going on in the Parent Watercooler about books between @Tiffany Dahle and @Rowena Murillo .  @Deb Chitwood @ LivingMontessoriNow posted an amazing unit study for the collection a while back that I bookmarked.  I just had to share.  I am so excited to do/read this with my girls.

Little House on the Prairie Unit Study

{Little House on the Prairie Unit Study} There is some great book discussion going on in the Parent Watercooler about books between Dahle and Murillo . Chitwood @ LivingMontessoriNow posted an amazing unit study for the collection

More of that simple life that I was dying to have. I think I was a country girl at heart. I knew I could work hard, and that by working hard I could do anything.

“He let a last note quiver far, far away, until it dissolved in the moonlight. Everything was so beautiful that Laura wanted it to stay so forever.” page 162

Loved reading this as a child and loved reading it aloud with my kiddos. Fun book!

Rascal by Sterling North

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Illustrations by Garth Williams. Friendship, loyalty, kindness.

1952 Charlottes Web by E.B. White

A heart singing kind of story

The+Tiger+Rising

The Tiger Rising: Kate DiCamillo:realistic fiction