Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri

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Do you know which letter has the most states that start with it?

 

Massachusetts

-1843…Lyddie (I remember reading this one way back when and liking it.  I wonder if I’d still like it?)

-1865ish (Civil War)…Little Women (It’s such a classic that you can get a copy many places…find the cover you like!)

-1620’s…The Mayflower Secret  from the Trailblazers Series, William Bradford

Movie

-1843…Lyddie (The reviews are notthe best, mostly due to a failure to follow basic plot ideas from the book…)

-1865ish (Civil War)…Little Women (There are other editions, like 1933 or 1949, and it’s often done as a play!)

Teen/Adult Movie

 

 

Michigan

Book

-1936…Bud, Not Buddy

Movie

Teen/Adult Movie

 

Minnesota

Book

-1854…American Girl Kirsten (Cookbook, Craft Book, Kirsten’s World, Paper Dolls)

Movie

Teen/Adult

 

Mississippi

Book

-1930’s…Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry 

Movie

Teen/Adult

 

Missouri

Book

-1860…Orphan Train Quartet 

-2011…I survived the Joplin Tornado 

Movie

-1903…Meet Me In St. Louis (Link goes to a 4 old film collection)

Teen/Adult

Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia

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Alright, you know the drill, or maybe you don’t.  Anyway, it’s easy, each state has a category for Books, Movies and Teen/Adult Movies listed.  Some states don’t have something in every category, so if you have an idea for an appropriate item, let me know!  Amazon links have been provided for your convenience, but libraries work really well too!

Colorado

Books

-1882…Nothing Here But Stones: a Jewish Pioneer Story 

 

Movies

Teen/Adult Movies

Connecticut

Books

-Connecticut 1687…Witch of Blackbird Pond

-18th Century…The Courage of Sarah Noble

-1919…Ginger Pye 

Movies

-1960’s…The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit  (link goes to the Kurt Russell Collection…it’s cheaper and awesome!)

-2005…Yours, Mine, Ours (Old Version see California)

 

Teen/Adult Movies

 

Delaware

Books

-1861…Dear America Series…A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin

Movies

Teen/Adult Movies

 

Florida

Books

-1870…The Yearling

-2000…Because of Winn Dixie

 

-1904-1920…Mary McLeod Bethune, Defeat of the Ghost Riders (Trailblazers Series)

 

Movies

-2000…Because of Winn Dixie

-2011…Dolphin Tale

-1986…The Parent Trap II (Sequel to the original Parent Trap–comes in a set!)

 

-1870…The Yearling

Teen/Adult Movies

Georgia

Books

-1950’s…Sounder 

Movies

-1930’s (Depression Era)…Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

-1950’s…Sounder (A Dog of Flanders comes with it, about a 19th century Belgium Orphan)

Teen/Adult Movies

 

Usborne Books

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I. Love. Books.  I do.  I usually fill the shelves with good condition books from yard sales and thrift shops.  I love the feeling of finding a super awesome deal on a book.

However, if I do spend actual money on a book, it’s an Usborne Book.  These books are awesome, great, wonderful, fabulous, incredible, affordable…your choice on which word fits best.

I like to say that the non-fiction is my favorite, but then I look at the little kid books and fawn over them too, as well as the wipe-clean ones and oh, I love, love, love the condensed classics (Shakespeare, Dickens, other classics in a compilation, old fairy tales that have been lost over time)…yeah, I think you get the picture. I. Love. Usborne. Books.

Here are some from my personal collection, I was awarded most of these for a party I held.

 

Here are a couple reviews of some of our favorites.

Also, my good friend Chelsea happens to be a consultant and she’d love to help you host your own FB party, or you can just drain your savings account and spurge on all the amazing titles!  Click below to see everything.