The Last Grand Adventure

The Last Grand Adventure By:  Rebecca Behrens I highly recommend this heartfelt historical fiction story.  Twelve-year-old Bea (Beatrice) is unhappy with her new living situation.  The year is 1967 and Bea is living with her father, stepmother, and her younger stepsister, Sally, who is particularly annoying.  Bea misses her mother who travels a lot for […]

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Hardscrabble

Hardscrabble By:  Sandra Dallas The Martin family moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s and endures many hardships while trying to farm the land.  The story, told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Belle, is both heartbreaking and uplifting.  Belle and her six siblings live with their mother and father in a sod dugout […]

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Me and Marvin Gardens

Me and Marvin Gardens By:  Amy Sarig King Eleven-year-old Obe Devlin lives in a Pennsylvania farmhouse that has been in his family for 100 years.  Unfortunately, his great-great-grandfather sold a lot of the land surrounding the house years ago and now most of the land is being developed into subdivisions which Obe is not happy […]

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Plant, Cook, Eat!

Plant, Cook, Eat! By:  Joe Archer and Caroline Craig This colorful, kid-friendly book is part gardening how-to and part cookbook.  The layout of the book is very accessible and easy to follow.  It includes all of the information new gardeners will need.  There are sections on planting seeds, watering and weeding, and finally harvesting.  Color […]

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