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All-of-a-Kind Family
All-of-a-Kind Family | Sydney Taylor
Meet the All-of-a-Kind Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century. Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa's shop on rainy days. The girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!
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rretzler
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I tried to think of other books beyond Jane Eyre, Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond (annual treasures growing up) and came up with these three books (series):

1. All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
3. The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold

The first is from my childhood; the other two I read as an adult.
#tlt #threelistthursday @dabbe

dabbe #1 was a childhood fave of mine; I still have my book! I'm making a list, checking it twice, and I'll make it available to all whether naughty or nice! 😂 Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 3mo
annahenke What a wonderful sublist of childhood favorites! 3mo
rretzler @annahenke My copies of those books were so beat up after all the rereading! 3mo
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DebinHawaii
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Thank you @Eggs for the WondrousWednesday tag! 🤗

1️⃣ Not at all. My dad said I was named for actress Deborah Kerr because he liked her, but they didn‘t even spell it the same! (I‘m Debra) The middle name Ann went with it.
(OK, bonus geek points if you know what movie this quote is from: “Oh God. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Is that Karr or Kerr?”😆

2️⃣ 7–I‘m the youngest of 8 👶🏻

3️⃣ My all-time fave family book/series💙

Care to join in?

rubyslippersreads Is that line from Sleepless in Seattle? 5mo
Deblovestoread Glad I‘m not alone. I‘m Debra for actress Debra Paget thanks to my dad. 5mo
DebinHawaii @rubyslippersreads Yes! Nicely done! 5mo
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DebinHawaii @Deblovestoread Hah! Well at least he kept to the spelling! 😉 5mo
dabbe I chose these books, too! #greatminds 🩶🖤🩶 5mo
rubyslippersreads @DebinHawaii ❤️ that movie! 5mo
TheBookgeekFrau Sleepless in Seattle 5mo
DebinHawaii @dabbe They are such fun books. One of these days I am going to reread the series. 5mo
DebinHawaii @TheBookgeekFrau Yes! Good job! 5mo
DebinHawaii @rubyslippersreads Me too! 💙💙💙 I‘ve seen it a million times! 5mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in Deb 💘💘 5mo
dabbe @DebinHawaii Let me know. I just might join you! 🤩 5mo
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dabbe
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#WondrousWednesday
@Eggs

Thanks for the tags, @Eggs and @PageShifter! 🩶🖤🩶
1. Sort of. My mom and aunt were pregnant at roughly the same time. My aunt wanted a girl whom she planned on naming “Denise.“ My mom had me before my aunt had her child, and she named me “Denise“. Nice, Mom! Luckily, my aunt had a boy. 😂
2. I have 3 sisters and no brothers. I am third.
3. The tagged. I adored these books as a child. 🤩

Eggs #1 - tricky situation! #3 As you probably know, I loved that series🩵🌺🩵 5mo
IndoorDame Loved those books growing up too!!! Read the first one to a 4th grade class one semester. 5mo
dabbe @Eggs It was! I don't think my aunt talked to my mom until her son was born! My uncle never called me De“niece“ either. He always called me DeNephew. 😂 5mo
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dabbe @IndoorDame I learned so much, too! And I adored all of them! Cool that your 4th grade class got to enjoy, too! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
TheBookHippie I love these books. 5mo
dabbe @TheBookHippie 🩶🖤🩶 5mo
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Delightful story of a New York City family with 5 daughters and a 6th child on the way. We get a peak into their lives, their holidays, visits to the library etc. These kids love books, and for the most part love and protect each other.

#SeriesLove2023
#DashingDecember Day 5
#Rushathon Day 20

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

dabbe Oh, how I loved these books as a kid! I learned so much, too! 💙❄️💙 6mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
TheSpineView Fabulous! 6mo
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Eggs @dabbe They feel like “home” to me 🏡 6mo
Eggs @DieAReader 🤗🥰☺️ 6mo
Eggs @TheSpineView ❤️🙏🏻🧡 6mo
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AvidReader25
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It‘s such a delight to read my childhood favorites with my kids, but there‘s something even more wonderful in discovering a new treasure together. I don‘t know how I missed this a kid, but it‘s lovely & we‘ve already started the next book in the series! It‘s about a Jewish family of 5 little girls growing up on the Lower East Side of NYC in 1912. The storylines about the local librarian, scarlet fever & their friends Charlie were all memorable.

dabbe Oh, how I loved these books as a kid! I remember not knowing what Purim was, asking my mom (who also didn't know), and not knowing where or how to find out (the dark ages of no Internet). I finally just kept reading, and luckily used the context clues to figure it out. 🤩🤣😃 7mo
AvidReader25 @dabbe Such a wonderful story! 7mo
dabbe @AvidReader25 🩵🩶🩵 7mo
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ahoffkosik
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This week on my book podcast, I fulfill two frequent listener requests: 1.) a discussion about the landmark ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY and 2.) a sit-down with the wonderful Taleen Voskuni. This long-awaited combo won‘t disappoint! Listen at the link in my bio!

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AshleyHoss820
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I think I would've really enjoyed these stories when I was a young girl! Five sisters in a Jewish family in New York. They're cute, slice-of-life stories. Worth the read if you need something light-hearted! :) #MensaKidsExcellenceInReading K-3

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rubyslippersreads
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Book 1 of one of my favorite series. Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

#WinterReadathon #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

Andrew65 ❤️❤️❤️🕎 2y
Foragingfantasy This was one of my favorite books as a child. ❤️ 2y
DivineDiana I so loved this book as a child and recently reread it for one of the Litsy challenges. It could be that I loved it more! ❤️ 2y
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marleed I love it when a Litsy post brings to mind a book I loved long ago! I even read this with my daughter (now 30 with her own kids). 2y
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Ruthiella Loved this book! 2y
TheBookHippie I love this whole series!!! 🕎💙🕯️ 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve never read these books. Can you believe it? 😮 2y
willaful I loved those! 2y
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IndoorDame
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Though I‘ve reread this several times both as a child and as an adult, I never really get sick of it. It‘s actually an incredibly good piece of children‘s historical fiction giving you an insight into both NY‘s Lower East Side at the turn of the century, and into Jewish culture. I‘m thinking I may reread the rest of the series this year. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

DrexEdit I 💜 this book too! 😊 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️ this series! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#GratefulHarvest

One of my favorite childhood series about a #family with 5 daughters spaced two years apart. Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie. It‘s set in the early 1900s on the Lower East Side of New York City. ❤️

TheAromaofBooks I loved these books growing up!! They are way overdue for a reread!! 3y
Eggs I read and reread these as a girl 👧🏻 📚🥰 3y
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ravenlee
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Part one of library discard #bookhaul is five of the All-of-a-Kind Family series. I‘ve read two and found them charming. I think there are still a couple missing, but this is the bulk of the series.

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rubyslippersreads
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Day 8 of #20Series20Days #Top20Series I didn‘t discover this series until I was an adult, but I 💚 it. If you like #BetsyTacy, you‘ll like this. 😊

Andrew65 Looks great. 4y
emilyhaldi I loved this series growing up ❤️ 4y
Ruthiella I think I only read the first book as a child but I loved it! 4y
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LeahBergen I‘ve never read this one (and need to)! 4y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen You‘d love them. 😊 4y
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DebinHawaii
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#7Books7Days #DayOne

Mahalo to @tpixie for tagging me on this challenge of 7 books that impacted me over 7 days. 🤗📚

The All-of-a-Kind family books, especially the tagged first books were a repeat library book check out for me when I was really young & I think they helped make me a lover of historical fiction today. 💙

Since I‘m late to the party as per usual, I‘ll tag anyone who wants to play along to tag their 7 books over 7 days. 😉

LeahBergen I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this series! 4y
tpixie @LeahBergen me either! Thanks for showing us a new series!! @DebinHawaii 4y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen @tpixie I bought the first book a couple of years ago & reread it. Still sweet if dated but it‘s a great series. The family is Jewish & lives in New York in the early 1900s & it just fascinated me. Here‘s a great article about the books: https://www.acultureofreading.com/the-all-of-a-kind-family-series/ 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not heard of this too but I know I‘ll love it if I‘ve read it when I was young! Thanks for the link! 4y
tpixie @DebinHawaii thanks!!! 4y
Suetara I loved these books! 4y
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Eggs
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A favorite chapter book of mine as a child! It was from this book that I learned about the celebrations and traditions of Passover and other Jewish holidays.

#passover
#acrossapril

Ruthiella Loved this book as a child. 😍 4y
marleed I loved this book too! 4y
Eggs @Ruthiella @marleed 👏🏻 Didn‘t realize there were so many sequels as well ! 4y
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Eaclarke82
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Didn't manage to complete 1 season like I wanted for #booked2020 but jumped around. Found 3 new series I'd not heard of before thanks to the prompts Enzo Files, Lost & Found and All of a kind family loved both

 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ the All-of-A-Kind Family books! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hey, however it works is good! 4y
Cinfhen Great!!! Glad you found some new books♥️📚‼️This is your “official” entry #booked2020 #FirstQuarterDrawing 😁🎉 4y
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Coffeymuse
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Off for a few days and all my holds came in! #librarybookhaul

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Meglet
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Mehso-so

It could have been a sweet read about the charms of bygone days, a la Little House on the Prairie or Little Women, but I found the stories mediocre. We did audiobook and the recorded quality was poor, with a narrator I had to play sped up, so that could have been part of the problem. The most interesting were the descriptions of traditions. As a parent, I was annoyed that Henny always seemed to get away with being a brat.

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emtobiasz
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I would have loved this story as a kid, when I devoured stories of olden times, families, and scrimping and scraping to get by. Even now, this story of five Jewish sisters and their parents in 1912 New York City holds up better than many other similar narratives. The girls‘ adoration of their “library lady” doesn‘t hurt either 😊

Eggs Read these many times as a girl 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
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ravenlee
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I really enjoyed this book. It‘s a little quaint, but I read the first chapter to the kiddo and she‘s looking forward to reading the rest. I like that the family is Jewish and we get a look at their holidays and observances, because that‘s a perspective we don‘t read much. I‘m happy to have discovered this, and especially that the library had it!

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ravenlee
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Just started this. I never read these as a kid, and I‘m sort of previewing them for the kiddo. I have seen them used in homeschool curricula, but the religious ones not the secular (there‘s a set of curricula that have Christian/secular options, and this book is one of the differences), so I thought I‘d@give it a try. So far I love it!

Hestapleton I was homeschooled and absolutely ADORED this series! I had a gaggle of sisters and felt so seen in these books. 5y
Owlizabeth This is one of my favorite books of all time and I still reread it when I‘m feeling down. 5y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this series, even though I didn‘t find out about them till I was an adult. 5y
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howjessicareads
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I just spent *way* too long making collages of the 26 books I read in May! I‘m going to share more details on my 8 favorites.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 ALL OF A KIND FAMILY by Sydney Taylor (5⭐️)
🕰 BETRAYAL IN TIME by Julie McElwain (4.5⭐️)
🥰 MARIANA by Susanna Kearsley (4.5⭐️)
👨‍❤️‍👨 RED, WHITE, and ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston (4.5⭐️)
🛥 CONVICTION by Denise Mina (4⭐️)
❤️ A DUKE BY DEFAULT by Alyssa Cole (4⭐️)

#howjessreadsin2019

Liatrek Wow! Great month of reading 😊 5y
TheAromaofBooks All of a Kind Family was definitely a favorite growing up, but I haven't read it in years!! I need to revisit it (and the sequels!!) for sure. Looks like you had a great reading month!! 5y
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howjessicareads
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I‘m sorry I‘ve been MIA this week! It has been nutso around here. But I just wanted to share this adorable moment — Last night, I told the girls I‘d read them a chapter of our current #readaloud while the girls were wrapping presents for Noel‘s birthday today. Coincidentally, last night‘s chapter was entitled “Papa‘s Birthday”, which was just amazingly appropriate! 📚🎉 #raisingreaders

Eggs I adored this book as a kid❣️ 5y
revenge4porgy One of my favorite series growing up 😎 5y
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jessamyngrace
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My kids loved this book. They're begging me to get the next one in the series 😂 it's a wonderful story.

Eggs I loved this series as a child!!! 5y
jessamyngrace @Eggs 💜💜 I'm glad we came across it! It is really sweet. 5y
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Chrissyreadit
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1. I loved this book as a child. 2. Most of my #family is not related by blood ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #gratitude30

RavenLovelyReads 😂😂😂 6y
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emilyhaldi
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Surely between Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, & Gertie, someone is #7years old 💕 I loved this book as a child so I snatched it right up when I found it this summer in a Little Free Library.
#SeptemberDanes

jdiehr I've heard a lot of good things about this one 😊 6y
Mdargusch You always find the best books. 👍🏼 6y
LeahBergen What a lucky find! 6y
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Cinfhen Good one #GrabbyFingers 🧡💚🧡and nice find 😘😘 6y
Kalalalatja I have never heard of this, but that edition is cute! 👌 6y
HKGirl Haven't read this in forever (maybe 20 years?) But I remember this whole series being nostalgic and sweet. 6y
DivineDiana How fortuitous! I reread this for #booked2018 and absolutely loved it even more! That is the edition that I need to find ! ❤️ (edited) 6y
Reviewsbylola Ughhhhhh love this series so much!!! 6y
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BucklingBookshelves
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Yesterday‘s $1 find! There‘s a farmer‘s market by me hosted in a church parking lot and inside they also host a used book sale with all $ earned donated to a local food pantry. It‘s always open during market hours, so I usually can‘t resist poking around when I go (♻️ & for a good cause!) — I was about to leave when I found this gem. The dust jacket is oddly large, so the top edge is crinkled, but the inside is like new even at 60+ years old!

smilingshelves Nice find! I haven't read this series, although I own several of them. When I do my second round of the Classics Club, children's edition, this series will be high on my list! 6y
BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves of course now I‘m balancing out the bargain by looking on eBay for the rest of the series! 🙊 I wasn‘t going to do another Classics Club list, but now my old one has been “expired” a few months, I‘m reconsidering! I‘d definitely do children‘s classics too — that‘s what my last list evolved into, but maybe I could do that right from the start this time! 📚 6y
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DivineDiana
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I forgot why I loved this book so much! So happy that #booked2018 brought me back to it! Five little girls and there were five little girls in my house! They go to the Library every week. Just like me! This book art shows the girls shopping for the perfect birthday gift for their father. With Father‘s Day just around the corner, I thought it was perfect! Heartwarming. Kindness. Love. #childhoodfavorite
P.S. This should be a review. 🤷‍♀️

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this book! And you know it‘s a series, right? 6y
DivineDiana @rubyslippersreads Yes! I‘m not sure how many I read as a young girl. 🤔But I know that I read more than one! 6y
rubyslippersreads @DivineDiana I think there are 5. 6y
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DivineDiana Thank you! So many books! 🙂 6y
Cinfhen Soooo happy #booked2018 led you back to this charming story❣️❣️❣️Great review ❤️Full of genuine love (edited) 6y
alisiakae 💖💖💖 6y
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DivineDiana
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This was a favorite book of mine as a child, so I decided to find it for #booked2018 #childhoodfavorite

DebinHawaii One of my favorites! 💜💜💜 6y
emilyhaldi So good!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6y
Ruthiella Loved this book as a child!❤️😀❤️😀 6y
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rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
Cinfhen Such happy memories!!!!!! 6y
KGlibrarian This was my absolute favorite as a child!! 6y
ValerieAndBooks I remember this one! But not the details, so I should look for it!! 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. Fun choice!! 6y
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Ruthiella
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4 favorites from my childhood #memory. In particular l loved the featured title All-Of-A-Kind Family because it was so exotic for a kid in suburban So Cal in the 1970s: Historical New York! Judaism! Penny Candy! Street Cars!
#ReadingResolutions @Jess7

Centique I‘ve only read ‘From the mixed up files‘ but it‘s my favourite kids book (after Anne!). Will look these others up to read to my kids. 😊 6y
Ruthiella @Centique They were all fabulous for elementary age me! 6y
Ruthiella @Centique PS for a long time I harbored a dream of living in a museum on the sly! Plus where I grew up l never went anywhere on my own so to read about kids bopping around NYC all by themselves was really wild!😀 6y
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Centique @Ruthiella I had that same dream about living in a museum. Whenever we went I‘d be looking for a comfy place to sleep 😂 6y
DivineDiana I loved The All of a Kind Family books too! Think I need to reread! 6y
Ruthiella @DivineDiana The beauty of re-reading kids books is it takes about only a half an hour 😀 6y
DivineDiana Good point! 🙂 6y
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Reviewsbylola
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I‘m so glad I chose to read this one for #booked2018 #childhoodfavorite. I loved this as a child and I‘m happy to say the magic is still there as an adult! Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie are just as endearing. I love the closeness of their family (sleeping five to a room is something I‘ve greatly romanticized 😂) and the historical period is right up my alley. I also love the inclusion of all the Jewish tradition and history.

ChrisM This was one of my favorites too!! 6y
RebeccasReading My mom had me read this as a kid! I was fascinated by it and all of their traditions. I think at one point someone bought candy for half a penny, which seemed almost magical to me as a kid. 6y
Reviewsbylola Yes they bought a lot of candy and other goodies for a penny and half a penny! @RebeccasReading 6y
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Reviewsbylola Have you read the other books in the series? I don‘t think I have but I‘m not sure why not. I need to buy the whole set for my kids though obviously. 🤗 @chrism 6y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this series! 6y
Mdargusch Gertie! ❤️ 6y
emilyhaldi You romanticized sleeping 5 to a room?!? 6y
saresmoore Gosh, I love this book. Thank you for reminding me! 6y
Gina Thus looks very sweet 6y
Reviewsbylola Omg yes!! I always tell Brian that if we have another kid, three can easily share a room? @emilyhaldi 6y
Bourriquet76 I still love this series! So did my daughter. 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks fun! Don‘t forget to tag us so you get an entry in the giveaway! @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 6y
Reviewsbylola Oh good call!! Idk why tagging is impossible for me to remember. 🤣🤣 @BarbaraTheBibliophage 6y
Cinfhen That‘s great that this book withstood the test of time for you 🧡 6y
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Reviewsbylola
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I decided to kick off April by picking up one of my favorite childhood books for #booked2018. I love this tale of five sisters and since the youngest is Gertie, I tried to get my Gertie involved in a photo opp. She was quite confused. 😂

PenguinInFlight Hahaha! She does. 😂💜🐶 So cute. 6y
Meredith3 Gertie! 🐶🐩🐕❤️❤️❤️ 6y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this book! And Gertie is adorable! ❤️🐶 6y
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Mdargusch No wonder you like that name so much. 6y
emilyhaldi Good choice for this one!! 6y
batsy Gertie is having an existential crisis. "Am I in the photo, or am I in the book?" ?❤️ 6y
RohitSawant 🐶😍😍 & 😂😂 @batsy 6y
LeahBergen Gertie is the sweetest. 💕 And I‘m ashamed to admit that I‘ve never read this children‘s classic. 😮 6y
ElishaLovesBooks Loved this book as a kid!!!! 6y
Reviewsbylola Idk if it would have the same magic if I were reading it for the first time as an adult. I‘m enjoying it though and I hope my girls love it as much as I did! @LeahBergen 6y
Reviewsbylola I always loved Henrietta (Henny) too from this book. @Meredith3 needs to name one of her new chickens that! @Mdargusch 6y
Reviewsbylola OR better yet, five chicks right?!? And there are five sisters in this book!! You should name them Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie. 😍😍 @Meredith3 6y
Reviewsbylola 🤣😂🤣😂 She was legit confused @batsy 6y
Meredith3 I did joke about naming one or all, Gertie 😹😹😹 love henrietta! 6y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 just do it!!! @Meredith3 6y
Meredith3 I think a goat named Gertrude would be better 🤔 6y
Reviewsbylola That would be cute too. @meredith3 My Gertrude will want to come play with her. 😂 6y
ValerieAndBooks Wow, it‘s been years since I read (and loved) this one!! Must look for it 👀 6y
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Bourriquet76
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Borrowed this from my daughter for the #throwbackreadathon. I loved this series, but my small local library only had three of the five. I tracked down all five for my girl‘s birthday 5 or 6 years ago.

DivineDiana This was a childhood favorite! Found it on Amazon and put it on Wishlist! 6y
Eggs Loved this book 6y
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DebinHawaii
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Day22 #MayBookFlowers #childlike I've posted about them before & I'm recycling the pics as it's been a Monday, 😬 but I adored these books in childhood. I sought them out & have reread them many times as an adult & they still give me those childlike feelings of joy in reading. After the Bobbsey Twins & The Happy Hollisters & before Nancy Drew was Trixie Belden & she remains my fave, as do The Borrowers & the sisters of the All-of-a-Kind Family📚💜

julieloverofbooks I adored All of a Kind Family ❤ 7y
DebinHawaii @julieloverofbooks Such a fun book and series! 📚💜 7y
LeslieO Tricia Belden! 7y
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Blaire I adored the borrowers and the bobbsey twins. Picked up the first bobbsey twin novel from the library to read with my son...and says it's a new version that's abridged and revised? I'm concerned, but seems revisions maybe removed blatant racism? I hope that's the only change. 7y
Reviewsbylola All of a kind family was a favorite of mine! I need to track down a copy for my kids. 7y
BethFishReads All of a Kind Family 😍The Borrowers 😍 7y
Jinjer Yaaaaassss! I have all the Borrowers books (I think) and I love all of a kind family! 7y
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@JewishBookCouncil just launched Paper Brigade, a beautiful new literary journal: 200 pages of essays, excerpts, interviews, illustrations, and stunning photography to accompany the many different voices of #JewLit. Order your copy at http://bit.ly/PaperBrigade and JOIN THE BRIGADE!

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DebinHawaii
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#Day22 #AugustBookChallenge #innocence The All-of-a-Kind Family books are the epitome of innocence. I adored these books as a child & carted them home often from the library. I shared a love of books & libraries w/ Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte & Gertie but little else as they were from the early 1900s, Jewish & from the Lower East Side of Manhattan & I found them fascinating. Reading them now, I'm transported back to my childhood library days❤️📚

julieloverofbooks Some of my all time faves! I reread them often! 8y
Imagineannie I loved them! I pretended I was Sarah, and wanted the kinds of candy they bought with their housecleaning pennies. 8y
BethFishReads I LOVED these books!!!! 8y
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LeahBergen I've never read these! 😳 8y
EloisaJames I absolutely loved these books--read them over and over! 8y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen They reissued them a few years ago so you still can! 😀 8y
jenwrens22 One of my absolute favorite childhood series 💖 8y
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#funphotofriday This was one of my most loved when I was a kid. The story of a Jewish family with 5 daughters growing up in the Lower East Side in the early 1900's.

ValerieAndBooks I never owned this but checked it out of the library many, many times! 8y
Reviewsbylola I am so glad you posted this! I loved this series! 8y
CherylDeFranceschi I love this book! ❤️ 8y
Owlizabeth @ValerieAndBooks @Reviewsbylola @CherylDeFranceschi I'm so glad I'm not the only person in the world who's read these!! Yet again, @Litsy is my happy place 8y
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julieloverofbooks
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I ❤️ this entire series and pull it out all the time for a "comfort read". Am I the only nerd that reads childhood faves?

rubyslippersreads Oops, I think my comment posted before I was ready, and I can't seem to delete it! 😦 I'm a rereader of childhood books too, and this series is one of my favorites. 8y
julieloverofbooks @rubyslippersreads -that's awesome! I reread The Little House books and Lillian Gardner's Sal Fisher books are another of my faves. I like the whole "simpler time" thing I think ? 8y
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Imagineannie
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If you're looking for things for an elementary aged reader this summer, add this series to your list. Timeless, engrossing stories about a big, loving, Jewish family in 1900s NY. I still remember picking which of the sisters I wanted to be, and wishing I could buy penny candy like they did.

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