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Edward Eager118Episode 118

Seven-Day Magic (Tales of Magic)

**Description from Amazon: All books are magic, but some are more magical than others.      When Susan opens a strange library book, she discovers it is about her and her friends, leading up to the moment when she opened the book. Beyond that, the pages are blank . . . waiting for the children to wish the book full of adv...

Edward Eager118Episode 118

Well-Wishers (Tales of Magic)

**Description from Amazon: The wishing well is all used up, its magic drained, its enchantment gone dry.      Or has it?      In a reckless moment, Gordy threatens the old well, telling it to get going with its magic or else! and that seems to do the trick. Suddenly Laura, Lydia, James, and Kip—who feared their autu...

Edward Eager118Episode 118

Magic or Not? (Tales of Magic)

**Description from Amazon: When is magic not magic?      Laura is a girl who goes out of her way to find adventure. So when her family moves to a house with a well in the yard—a wishing well, according to Lydia, Laura's opinionated, horse-mad, outrageous new neighbor—Laura is all too willing to make a wish and see wha...

Edward Eager118Episode 118

Time Garden (Tales of Magic)

**Description from Amazon: Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original l...

Edward Eager118Episode 118

Magic by the Lake (Tales of Magic)

**Description from Amazon: Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original l...

Edward Eager118Episode 118

Knight’s Castle (Tales of Magic)

**Description from Amazon: Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original l...

Roger Lea MacBride118Episode 118

Bachelor Girl (Little House Sequel)

**Description from Amazon: The eighth and final installment in the Rose Years series, which tells the story of the spirited daughter of the author of the beloved Little House series.Rose Wilder has become an independent young woman. She leaves Rocky Ridge Farm, first for Kansas City to learn how to be a telegrapher, then for ...

Roger Lea MacBride118Episode 118

On the Banks of the Bayou (Little House Sequel)

**Description from Amazon: The seventh book in the Rose Years series, the story of the spirited daughter of the author of the beloved Little House series.A whole new world opens up for Rose Wilder when she leaves Rocky Ridge Farm and moves to Louisiana to live with her aunt Eliza Jane. Rose is sixteen now, and she thrives in ...

Roger Lea MacBride118Episode 118

New Dawn on Rocky Ridge (Little House Sequel)

**Description from Amazon: The sixth book in the Rose Years series, the story of the spirited daughter of the author of the beloved Little House series.It’s a time of new beginnings, and a big year for thirteen-year-old Rose Wilder and her family as they witness the turn of the century and, after years of hard work, experie...

Roger Lea MacBride118Episode 118

Little Town in the Ozarks (Little House Sequel)

**Description from Amazon: The fifth book in the Rose Years series, the story of the spirited daughter of the author of the beloved Little House series.Little Town In The Ozarks continues the story of Rose, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter, as hard times on the farm force Rose and her family to move to the town of Mansfield....

Roger Lea MacBride118Episode 118

Little House on Rocky Ridge (Little House Sequel)

**Description from Amazon: The first book in the Rose Years series, the story of the spirited daughter of the author of the beloved Little House series.Meet Rose Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter, and the last of the Little House girls.Rose and her parents, Laura and Almanzo, say good-bye to Ma and Pa Ingalls and Laura'...

Melissa Wiley118Episode 118

Down to the Bonny Glen (Martha Years)

**Description from Amazon: Martha is frustrated because Mum has said she's too old to be playing on the moors now, and she must have a governess.First there's Miss Norrie. All she must to do is teach Martha sewing and etiquette. But Martha's high spirits are too much for her, and she leaves in a hurry. Martha thinks that's th...

Melissa WileyRenee Graef118Episode 118

The Far Side of the Loch (Martha Years)

**Description from Amazon: The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls, a pioneer girl-growing up on the American frontier. Now travel back three generations before Laura's and read the story of Martha Morse, the little girl who would grow up to leave Scotland and start a new l...

Melissa Wiley118Episode 118

Across the Puddingstone Dam (Little House Prequel)

**Description from Amazon: Boston's Little House GirlMeet Charlotte Tucker, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.Eleven-year-old Charlotte can't imagine living anywhere but Tide Mill Lane. She is delighted when a school for young ladies opens nearby. The prospect of a new baby brother and...

Melissa Wiley118Episode 118

On Tide Mill Lane (Little House)

**Description from Amazon: Boston's Little House GirlMeet Charlotte Tucker, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.Winter is coming, and Charlotte's days are filled with cornhusking and candle dipping and helping Mama mind baby Mary. But the war is still going on, and Charlotte worries abou...

Celia Wilkins118Episode 118

A Little House of Their Own (Little House Prequel)

**Description from Amazon: Just after Caroline Quiner starts teaching at the Concord School, she runs into her fiddle-playing neighbor Charles Ingalls, who's full of plans to head out west. As their friendship turns to courtship, Caroline realizes that she has a difficult decision ahead of her -- and a choice that may mean le...

Celia Wilkins118Episode 118

Little City by the Lake (Little House Prequel)

**Description from Amazon: Spirit of the Western FrontierFifteen-year-old Caroline is leaving her Concord home for the first time to live with her aunt and uncle in Milwaukee, where she will attend Milwaukee Female College. At first, Caroline is frightened by the big, bustling city, and she finds school more challenging than ...

Celia Wilkins118Episode 118

Across the Rolling River (Little House Prequel)

**Description from Amazon: The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls, a little pioneer girl growing up on the American frontier. Now travel back to the generation before Laura's and read the story of Caroline Quiner, the little girl who would grow up to be Ma Ingalls in the b...

Maria D Wilkes118Episode 118

Little Town at the Crossroads (Little House Prequel)

**Description from Amazon: Caroline watches eagerly as buildings spring up overnight and more and more families move into the growing town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. There are all sorts of exciting, new things for Caroline to do! She gets to march in her first Independence Day parade, a circus comes to town, and there are new ...

Maria D Wilkes118Episode 118

Little House in Brookfield (The Caroline Years, Bk 1)

**Description from Amazon: The first book in the Caroline Years series, the story of Caroline Quiner—the girl who grew up to be Ma Ingalls in  the beloved Little House series.It's 1845 and Caroline lives in the bustling frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin. It’s been one whole year since Caroline’s father was lost at...

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Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk

**Description from Amazon: The first book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.New York Times Bestselling Series“A deliciously spellbinding series opener.” —Kirkus Reviews...

Maud Hart Lovelace118Episode 118

Emily of Deep Valley: A Deep Valley Book

**Description from Amazon: "I never grow tired of cheering for Emily, and neither will a new generation of readers."—Mitali Perkins, author of You Bring the Distant Near, finalist for the National Book AwardThis standalone novel by the author of the beloved Betsy-Tacy series, Emily of Deep Valley is set in Betsy Ray's Deep ...

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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived. With her wits nad will, she's manage to beat deadly odds time and time again. But when Nan's Sweep disappears suddenly and then she's caught in a chimney fire, everything changes. It starts with a black piece of coal. Jonathan Auxier is one of my very favorite storytellers- don't miss his episode on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast.

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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in this award-winning tale of adventure, hope, and light. Don't miss the Author Access where Kate DiCamillo answers questions about this book in RAR Premium.

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Okay for Now

I want to give this book to every teenager I know. It's a book that will make you want to hug a mean kid, stare at Audubon paintings, thank a veteran, read Jane Eyre, and get an orchid. Even if you ignore every other book I recommend, read this one. Highly, highly recommended. Meet author Gary Schmidt in the Author Access replay in RAR Premium.

Melissa Wiley118Episode 118

The Road from Roxbury (Little House)

**Description from Amazon: Meet Charlotte Tucker, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.The war of 1812 is over, and Charlotte thinks life in Roxbury is back to normal. Will and Lucy have moved in with her family, and Charlotte adores looking after Lucy's baby. Before long, however, Charlo...

Melissa Wiley118Episode 118

Beyond the Heather Hills (Little House)

**Description from Amazon: In this fourth book in the Martha Years series, ten-year-old Martha journeys to the bustling city of Perth to visit her newly married sister Grisie. This is Martha′s first time beyond the familiar heather hills and this city on the River Tay is more exciting than she could have ever imagined! A...

Melissa Wiley118Episode 118

Little House in the Highlands

**Description from Amazon: It's 1788 and Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencaraid, Scotland. Her father is Laird Glencaraid, which means Martha must behave like a young lady even when she would much rather run around the Scottish hillside!

Melissa Wiley118Episode 118

Little House by Boston Bay

**Description from Amazon: It's 1814 and five-year-old Charlotte Tucker lives with her family in the town of Roxbury, near the bustling city of Boston. Life in the Tucker's little house has always been pleasant and merry, but Charlotte's family worries more and more about the war that's been going on since 1812. Now the Briti...

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

If you're looking for a story to inspire heroic virtue, and sweep everyone away in an unforgettable tale, The Chronicles of Narnia cannot be outdone. I recommend beginning the series with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (you can circle back to The Magician's Nephew at the very end.)

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Anne of Green Gables

The Cuthberts are expecting a boy to help work on their farm, Green Gables. Instead, they get “Anne with an e,” who will surely win girls’ hearts with her spunky personality and big imagination.

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Charlotte’s Web

By the wonderful E.B. White, a touching tale of friendship, character and love, with charming illustrations by Garth Williams. Your kids will hang on every word—there's a reason this book is a classic! (psst... get out the kleenex)