Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great: By Judy Blume

You’ve got to love the Fudge series! My kids were rolling on the floor laughing when Fudge was “spelling” words. And, believe me, after major surgery I was sitting there going, “Please, stop! It hurts to laugh!” Definitely on my kids “favorite” shelf!

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At the House of the Magician: By Mary Hooper

 

This book was…..okay. I think it settles in the 14 and up category. It is a fast and easy read that is considered Historical Fiction. And maybe that’s what turned me off toward the end was Queen Elizabeth’s loving and forgiving attitude. I don’t think, based on all I’ve seen and read about her, that she would have responded the way she did. But, that’s a personal opinion and I did enjoy the other characters. I do want to read the second book just to see how it turns out.

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Day 6: 100 Books

I LOVE this author. I like all her adult Historical Fiction books, but this one is my favorite. Maybe because I love ballet…..not sure. But I would suggest any from Eva Ibbotson. This one is A Company of Swans.

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Day 5: 100 Books

Here is a series for adults. A CLEAN series for adults. And definitely in the fighting spot for #1. Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland. Fantasy with a bit of romance and a lot of fun! Very witty repartee between characters and you WILL fall in love with the two main characters. But all of the characters will have you laughing out loud. And. Fair warning. You’ll want books 2 and 3 on hand because as soon as you finish book 1, you’ll want to start book 2 immediately. (The Mage’s Daughter and Princess of the Sword) You’re welcome. I’m having surgery tomorrow morning, so I’ll update again as soon as I can. In the mean time -Enjoy!

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Day 4: 100 Books

Now this is in competition for a #1 slot on my list! I love all of them. And I love that they never get old. You can read them over and over and you’ll enjoy them every single time. A family favorite. A personal favorite. And one I highly recommend. 

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Day 3: 100 Books

When reading a book to a group of kindergartners on their first trip to the school library. On the very first day they get to check out  a book. This was my choice. The Giving Tree, By Shel Silverstein. A great book for all ages. I would even say ages 1-3 and 4-7 categories. Every child eats this book up. And they really enjoyed being able to check out their own books!

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Day 2: 100 Books

Friday I went to read to my 2nd grader’s class. I work in this classroom every week. But when 24 kids walked back in from lunch and saw my costume (black wig, black lipstick, black nail polish, striped socks, and black dress)  every single one of them asked, “Who’s mom are you?” I felt extremely excited that I pulled it off. Miss Viola Swamp visited this 2nd grade classroom and only 2 students had every heard of these books! They loved them! They giggled and gasped in all the right places. These books definitely make my top 100 for kids! (Also adding Miss Nelson is Back and Miss Nelson has a Field Day). Happy Reading for ages 4-7.

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