Thursday, March 24, 2011


Hi Faithful Readers,
I just wanted to let you know we only have two more days of this book sale. Tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from 9:00am until 12:00pm we will be open for business. We still have most titles too! We have also had a new shipment of books arrive so those of you who came on the first day might want to come back and see what's new! Thank you all for your kind support. Hope to see you soon!
Most Sincerely,
Tracine aka The Book Lady's Daughter

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Literate Mother 2010 Mother's Choice Award Gold Honoree

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall."
— Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We have been making changes at The Literate Mother! We hope that our new layout will make it easier for you to find the books you're looking for. Please take a few minutes to visit us and check out our new look. We would love to hear what you think!

Reviewed in February

The Chosen by Chaim Potok (Grades 8 - High School)

Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls (Grades 6 - 9)

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (Grades 6 - High School)

Tale of a Baseball Dream: World's Greatest Baseball Story by Jerry Pearlman (Grades 4 - 9)

The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech (Grades 4 - 7)

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (mature High School - Adult)

Gifted by Karey White (Grades 8 - High School)

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer (YA over 18)

Forge (Seeds of America) by Laurie Halse Anderson (Grades 6 - High School)

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Grades 6 - 9)

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon (Grades 4 - 9)

General Winston's Daughter by Sharon Shinn (High School)

Chains (Seeds of America) by Laurie Halse Anderson (Grades 6 - High School)

Wings by Aprilynne Pike (High School)

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (All Ages)

Leave a comment on our site by Saturday, March 5 and we will enter you in a drawing for a signed copy of Gifted by Karey White.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011



Look for clear uncluttered pictures that are easy to "read."

Little stories that reflect the child's own world are most appropriate.

Books for independent reading should be of sturdy materials since

turning pages is still difficult.

Choose books you won't mind reading over and over.

Children love repetition. Children love repetition.

THE TODDLER'S BOOKSHELF ‑ about two to three years

Clifford, The Big Red Dog, by Norman Bridwell

Don’t Let The Pigeon Ride The Bus, by Mo Williams

Good Dog Carl, by Alexandra Day

Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown

Corduroy, by Don Freeman

It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles Shaw

Clap Your Hands, by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Kraus

Good Night Gorilla, by Peggy Rathman

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Jr.

The Box With Red Wheels, by Maud and Miska Petersham

Owl Babies, by Martin Wadell

Freight Train, by Donald Crews

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, illustrated by Simms Tabak

Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Williams

Unknown or Forgotten Princesses, by Philippe Lechermeier

Lost and Found, by Oliver Jeffers

[Your Guide to Outstanding Children's Literature] [Your Guide to Outstanding Children's Literature] []

Greetings Book Lovers Far and Near,

I am happy to announce our spring book sale will be March 22-26 at the Hales home in Logan from 9:00am to 12:00 pm. I so excited about some of the new books I've reviewed and ordered. I hope you will be too. I also was able to track down a pop-up book of the Sound of Music that is just beautiful! I have found a number of out of print picture books in spanking new condition too. Hope to see you here. My phone number is 435-752-7253 if you have any questions.

Most Sincerely,
The Book Lady's Daughter

P.S. I now have a website called that highlights the best books for children of all ages. Mom's booklist is included and I have up dated it since her death. Take a look around the website and let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas.

[Your Guide to Outstanding Children's Literature] [Your Guide to Outstanding Children's Literature] []


Children this age need books that explore morals and values.

Nonfiction can be as important as fiction in expanding horizons and interests.

Fantasy and legend speak to creativity and problem solving.

Reading aloud as a family activity is still a sound idea.

Discuss books and encourage independent choices.


Heat, by Mike Lupica

The Big Field, Mike Lupica

Miracle On 49th Street, by Mike Lupica

Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

Island Of The Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis

My Side Of The Mountain, by Jean George

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Parvana’s Journey, by Deborah Ellis

The Keys To The Kingdom, by Garth Nix

Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choloenko

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon, by Grace Lin

Percy Jackson & The Olympians, by Rick Riordan

Al Capone Shines My Shoes, by Gennifer Choloenko

Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke

Inkspell, by Cornelia funke

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylo

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

North To Freedom, (I Am David) by Anne Holme

Down, Down The Mountain, by Ellis Credle

The Shrinking of Treehorn, by Florence Parry Heide

Ruby Holler, by Sharon Creech

The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke

Frindle, by Andrew Clements

Savvy, by Ingrio Law

Missing, by Catherine Macphail

Wednesday Wars, by Gary O. Schmidt

Star Girl, by Jerry Spinelli

Extra Credit, by Andrew Clements

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

Once Upon A Marigold, by Jean Ferris

Brothers Below Zero, by Tor Seidler

Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer

Sahara Special, by Esme Raji Codell

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein

Shadow Of A Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska

Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates

A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi

Janitor’s Boy, by Andrew Clements

The Watsons Go To Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Crispin, by Avi

Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson

Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muno

The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tale, by Jacqueline Kelly

Ida B, by Katherine Hannigan

Rules, by Cynthia Lord

There’s A Boy In The Girl’s Bathroom, by Louis Sachar

Cat Running, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Pictures of Hollis Woods, by Patricia Reilly Giff

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech

Out Of The Dust, by Karen Hesse

A Long Way From Chicago, by Richard Peck

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Frindle, by Andrew Clements

Because Of Winn-Dixie, by Kate Di Camillo

Homeless Bird, by Gloria Whelan

Lord Of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Angel On The Square, by Gloria Whelan

A Week In The Woods, by Andrew Clements

A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

Dicey’s Song, and Homecoming, by Cynthia Voigt

City of Ember, By Jeanne DuPrau

Report Card, By Andrew Clements

Brian’s Hunt, by Gary Paulsen
Breadwinner, by Deborah Elis

The Cay, by Theodore Taylor

A Tale From The Castaways Of The flying Dutchman, by Brian Jacques

High Rhulain, by Brian Jacques