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Review: The Magna Charta by James Daugherty

June 15, 1215, one of the most significant days in English history, saw wicked King John sullenly sign the Magna Charta, acknowledging freedom of the people and restraining his own power. How did this all come about?  How was such an evil king persuaded to restrict his own power? James Daugherty, award-winning author of the […]

Review: The Secret of Willow Castle by Lyn Cook

Eleven-year-old Henrietta Macpherson cannot seem to do anything right.  Her loving but stern father  is so disappointed in her wilful response to the beautiful gift from cousin John Alex  that he puts it aside until Henrietta is older and also forbids her to attend the skating party in John Alex’s honor. He calmly points out […]

Field Trip: Fort Henry

We are not travelling across the country to visit relatives this year, but we do want to fill our summer with fun and good memories.  So recently we packed up the troops and headed out to explore Fort Henry, a monument to Canada’s past relations with the US. Fort Henry in Kingston was built as […]

Remembering with Stories

My friend Jacqueline’s Remembrance Day post brought tears to my eyes.  In Earn Your Life, she talks about sacrifice and living well, about remembering those in the military and not forgetting Whom we serve. Stories, like the one in Earn Your Life, help us to value and remember those who gave up so much for […]

Review: Safe as Houses by Eric Walters

I often wonder, when I get a new library book by an author I do not know well, which of my kids can read it.  Miss 13 read this one—a quick skim showed me it was fine for her—but when I asked her if it was alright for her little sister, she was not sure. […]

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