Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds

By: Cynthia Rylant Nonfiction 1991 Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By: Lewis Carroll Followed by Through the Looking-Glass Fiction 1865 Subject Matter: Fantasy;┬áSir John Tenniel Rating: 4/5 Fantasy, indeed! Who hasn’t heard of Alice in Wonderland? Yeah. Nobody.

Anne of Green Gables

By: L. M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables Book 1 Fiction 1908 Rating: 3/5 Anne of Green Gables is one of those books that is so ubiquitously a childhood classic that I’m shocked I made it through my formative years… Continue Reading

Andersen’s Fairy Tales

By: Hans Christian Andersen Fiction 1800s (this version was published 1956) Rating: 4/5   This book appeared mysteriously in my possession around the same time as The Keeper of the Bees. I’m not sure where it came from or why,… Continue Reading

The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor (Not technically a series, but followed by Timothy of the Cay) Fiction 1969 Rating: 2.5/5   Can we just talk about that cover for a hot second? Yes. That’s real. Whoever designed that should be fired. I… Continue Reading

The Little Prince

By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Fiction 1943 Subject Matter: Fairy tales Rating: 4.5/5 Yes, The Little Prince is a children’s book. No, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. The back of this book purports that this short tale of a… Continue Reading