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Books of the Month

It’s springtime and so I thought a book about spring would be a great one to pick for the book of the month.  Spring’s Gentle Promise is book 4 in the Seasons of the Heart Series by Janette Oke. (No worries we have the whole series if you would like to catch up)

This series is about an 11-year-old boy in the early 20th century and follows him through the ups and downs of life with all the tragedies and joys that happen. It’s a very well-written series with great character development and it will make you both laugh and cry with Joshua as he grows up.

It is library month so I have chosen The Librarian of Auschwitz for the young adults. This book is based on the true-life experiences of Dita Kraus who 14 years old when she was imprisoned at Auschwitz. When asked to take charge of the books that were smuggled past the guards, she agrees and becomes The Librarian of Auschwitz.  

From one of the darkest chapters of human history comes an extraordinary story of courage and hope.  (Taken from the inside flap of the book jacket)

Now for the younger kids, I have chosen an older story that I still think is a fantastic book. If your kids love horses, why not have them read Misty of Chincoteague?  This book has everything from wild ponies and a pony race, to secretly training a pony to run in the race and saving its baby from drowning. 

This book is fiction but there are wild ponies on Chincoteague today and they still have the festival and drive the ponies across the channel every year. Wednesday, July 28th would be the 96th year of the pony swim but has been canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The festival is still going on though so if you’re in Maryland that week check it out. 🙂


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