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Children’s Books Week: The Birchbark House

Today’s book is The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. I haven’t read this book (as I don’t read much middle grade fiction), but it is on my list because it sounds fascinating. The Birchbark House has been described as the Native version of Little House on the Prairie, which I loved as a child. And it’s a full series, so you can more fully get into the world of an Ojibwe girl, with this book taking place around the year 1847.

Here’s the Goodreads link for more information on The Birchbark House and the rest of the series: .


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Children’s Book Week: Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Today’s book is one that both my 4 year old and I enjoy. The title is Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey and Tom Lichtenheld. It’s the sequel to Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site which used to be a favorite of my son’s (before he got into his bugs and dinosaur obsession). Mighty, Mighty Construction Site is well illustrated and the story theme is teamwork, which I like a lot. Even though my son usually no longer cares for construction or truck related books, this one is a hit with him. And it’s a hit with me, too.

(Here’s the Goodreads link for a full description and a sample: )

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Children’s Books Week

It’s Children’s Books Week. I’m the mother of a 4 year old boy who loves libraries and being read to. And I like to follow what’s happening in the lit (including kidlit) world. So, I thought I’d share a book every day this week that I recommend.

Today’s book is Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History and Future by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl. This book gives a brief summary (one page each) on each woman, so it’s a good introduction to a wide range of women you may not know about. As a woman with young family members who have autism, I was especially happy to see Temple Grandin for the letter T. It’s 64 pages long and Amazon says it’s for ages 8-16 year olds.

Here’s a Goodreads link for a full description and sample.