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It is Presidents Day!! We love biographies. A few years ago Grace challenged herself to read a book about every U.S. President. She has a ways to go on her challenge, but she has read quite a few so far. We put together a list of her favorite Presidential biographies. You might not agree with […]
Reading gives you knowledge. It takes you to places that you would never be able to go. If you give your kids a love for reading and learning, they can teach themselves almost anything they want to learn and go anywhere they want to go. Raising readers is not an easy task. With sixteen years […]
This week we are learning about several wars, an author, a comic strip, a movie, a fact about the White House, and more. This Week In History February 10th-16th February 10th 1763 The French and Indian War ended. 1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author, died. She is known for the her series Little House on […]
We read a lot of great books in December and January and we are still working on getting our reviews up. This week we posted a few new reviews, including Grace’s thoughts after reading Harry Potter for the first time. Yes, she just read it for the first time. I will warn you that her […]
I know that we don’t normally just give movie reviews on this site, we usually do books vs movies, but I decided to give a brief review of the documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. They Shall Not Grow Old was in theaters for a limited time in December. Since we love history my mom and […]
I have had this in my to read pile for awhile, but I had not gotten around to reading it. When I listened to an interview with the author and heard her talk about her family and the research that she did for this book, I knew I had to move it up my TBR list. If you love WWII books this is a must read. This is book is about war, family, and surviving difficult times.
American Fire by Monica Hesse is part reporting and part a page turning hard to put down read. It shares a look at a modern day crime in rural America.
A childhood classic that is based in Oklahoma. Where the Red Fern Grows is a fiction book, but it is based on the author’s childhood growing up in the Ozarks of NE Oklahoma. The setting of the book is very much what it would have been like to grow up in that time period in eastern Oklahoma.
Dreamland Burning is a fiction book about a well known part of history in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you are from Tulsa or NE Oklahoma, you have probably heard of the Tulsa Race Riots. However, if you live in the Tulsa area, you have probably never heard of the Tulsa Race Riots.
I really enjoyed the book RAF because I have read so little about the RAF but a lot about the American Air Force. This is a story that is not told a lot though because people do not often think of things when they were first created.