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S2Ep14 Celebrating Heritage: Award-Winning Middle Grade Fiction with Anna Rose Johnson

S2Ep14 Celebrating Heritage: Award-Winning Middle Grade Fiction with Anna Rose Johnson

or... vintage children's fiction, books with divorce and separation, and genealogy research

Our guest this week is Anna Rose Johnson, author of the award winning The Star That Always Stays and the forthcoming The Luminous Life of Lucy Landry (pre-orders are open!).

Check out Anna Rose’s Instagram page for more genealogy information from The Star That Always Stays.

The Star That Always Stays

The Luminous Life of Lucy Landry

Books recommended in this episode by the host and guest:

Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace

The Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace- this is a graded series where the reading level and maturity of the content rises with eac book as the cast ages and matures. Content Considerations are available in our free literary catalogue.

The Shoe books by Noel Streatfeild- a ten book series

Melendy Quartet- four book series (The Saturdays, Then There Were Five, The Four-story Mistake, Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze)

Gone Away Lake 1-2 CP

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (two book series with Return to Gone-Away Lake)

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

Pollyanna Grows Up by Eleanor H. Porter (sequel to Pollyanna, for teens)

Maggie Rose, Her Birthday Christmas by Ruth Sawyer

The Mitchells series by Hilda Van Stockum (three book series: Five for Victory, Canadian Summer, Friendly Gables)

From Anna by Jean Little

Mine for Keeps 9780316527934 Used / Pre-owned

Mine for Keeps by Jean Little

The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall

The Vanderbeekers Series 7 Books Set (Hardcover Edition) - Picture 1 of 8

Vanderbeekers series by Karina Yan Glaser

Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant

A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Ramona series by Beverly Cleary (eight book series)

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Stories from the Ashes Podcast
A Reshelving Alexandria podcast where we pontificate on good books and the stories that define and refine us. Join Ambre and her literary friends as they discuss what they're reading and interview others in the lit world. We talk stories in all their forms because stories have the power to shape and change hearts and minds. Come join the conversation!