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The Bibliophile

Yes, I am a bibliophile.  I am a lover of books, a collector, too, although I do not limit myself to the wonderful, hardbound volumes I adore.  A while back, I realized that many little tales that delight me are never printed in the hardbound format.  I’d like to out by sharing the books my children and I have read together over the past six months.  Some are absolutely amazing.  We try to maintain high standards, but because everyone has different expectations, please use your judgment.  My wish is to find, relish, and share what will uplift.  I call them Article 13 pieces; basically, uplifting, clean, noble, inspiring, praiseworthy art and media.

So, here is our list, with the hope that something will be a blessing.

Fiction- Fairy tales

Beauty Sleep- Cameron Dokey

Violet Eyes-Dokey   

The Night Dance- Suzanne Weyn

The World Above- Dokey

*The books above are all part of a YA series called Once Upon A Time and are wonderful retellings of some of the famous fairy tales.  These are clean, creative, and I have enjoyed all but two in the series.  Cameron Dokey is my favorite writer in the group, yet several of the others are very good as well.  I love Dokey’s imagery! 

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Pinocchio- Carlo Collodi




Jack and the Beanstalk

Beauty And The Beast-Beaumont

The Emperor’s New Clothes-Anderson

The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods- Heyer

East of the Sun and West of the Moon- Lynch

Hansel and Gretel


Percy Jackson and the Olympians 1-5- Riordan

Fablehaven books 1-5- Mull

The Candy Shop Wars- Mull  *Honestly, I have to list this, as we read it, but I cannot give it a high recommendation.  It gave me the creeps.

The Phantom Tollbooth- Norton Juster *This is a wonderful story, jammed with humor, adventure, beautiful language, and life lessons. 

A surfeit of similies- Norton Juster

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court- Mark Twain

Fiction- Family

The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew- Sullivan

Laddie: A True Blue Story- Porter


The Gift of the Magi- O. Henry

The Fourth Wiseman

The Old Man and The Tree- A parable

The King’s Highway-Fullmer

The Giving Tree-Silverstein  *I remember reading Silverstein’s poetry as a child, but as an adult many disappoint me.  This one gave us pause for great conversation.

The Little Red Hen

The Blind Men and The Elephant                                                                                        

The Little Engine That Could- Piper

Little Red Riding Hood


The Ugly Duckling

The Spyglass-Evans

Daughter of A King- Nunes

Christmas Tales

Twas The Night Before Christmas- Moore

A Christmas Bell For Anya-Stewart

Laughing All The Way- Beeson

Christmas Oranges-Bethers

The Littlest Angel

The Light of Christmas- Evans

A Night Without Darkness- Robinson

A Christmas Dress for Ellen- Monson

Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus and The First Christmas- Wilder

When Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem- Brickey

Financial Literacy & Character-building

The Science of Getting Rich- Wattles

The Richest Man in Babylon- George S. Clason

The Gettysburg Address-Lincoln, speech

Give me liberty or give me death-Henry,  speech

Declaration of Independence- Jefferson, et al.

The Man With the Hoe-Markham, a poem

The majesty of calmness- William George Jordan


About dragonflywingz

Christian, wife, mom of seven amazing teens and kiddles, home educator, homemaker, artist, college student, romantic, dreamer. I love for poetry, music, art, fashion and everything that makes life beautiful profoundly-(sigh!)

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