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Historical Fiction for Young Readers

Historical Fiction and Biographies for Young Readers Reading historical fiction and biographies is one of the best ways to immerse in a time period, and some of the most memorable historical fiction I’ve ever read is written for elementary, middle-grade, or high school … Continue reading

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Poetry by Hilaire Belloc

Poetry by Hilaire Belloc In Hilaire Belloc’s Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, Belloc states, “The Moral of this priceless work (If rightly understood) Will make you—from a little Turk— Unnaturally good.” Although many of his poetic works are ostensibly written for … Continue reading

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Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion by Hilaire Belloc

From Cautionary Tales for Children, a book of verse written by Hilaire Belloc and illustrated by Basil T. Blackwood. Cautionary tales were popular during the Edwardian era, and Belloc’s were considered among the best. Described as “humorous poems with an implausible … Continue reading

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“Child! do not throw this book about” by Hilaire Belloc

From the frontispiece of the Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, a book of verse by Hilaire Belloc. On the Gift of a Book to a Child Child! do not throw this book about; Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all … Continue reading

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