1. I loved Lois Lenski and Marguerite Henry as a kid! Trying to get my son interested in them, as I think he would love Lenski’s books in particular — he loves “slice of life” stories that just have ordinary people doing stuff. I still love them now, but in a different way. The Anne books are on my list of favorites too — how cool that you also love Windy Poplars! That has been one of my faves for ever so long, and very few people seem to share that love. Hmm.

    Thanks for the shout-out for the Jane Eyre read-along! That was so much fun. I’m starting to really look forward to the one for The Great Gatsby I’ll be leading in June. I was worried that I would be burned out on discussing books in depth after teaching my niece 9th grade lit all year, but happily, such is not the case 🙂

    My top 5 fave novels are Jane Eyre, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Black Stallion, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, and The Hound of the Baskervilles 🙂

    • Ordinary things – that’s what I love about Lois Lenski.
      I don’t think you can get tired of talking about things you love about.
      I don’t think I’ve read The Hound of the Baskerville. I need to. Is The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins a novel? I only know it as a Dr. Seuss book which I enjoyed.

      • I may have been using the term “novel” loosely 🙂 Yes, it’s the Dr. Seuss book.

        Read The Hound of the Baskervilles in October. That’s when it’s set, and it’s so atmospheric that it’s fun to have your real surroundings match the book.
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        • Have you ever read The King’s Stilts by Dr. Seuss? I think it may be just a bit better than The 100 Hats of B.C.
          Okay, so maybe I’ll wait until October to read The Hound of the Baskervilles. 🙂

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