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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler | E L Konigsburg
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Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away... so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped-- right into a mystery that made headlines!
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Tinks
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A remarkable story about a 12 year old girl on adventurous mission in which she ultimately learns about herself, some deeply kept secrets, family values, trust and understanding, and some interesting history along the way. “From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler“ by e.l. Konigsburg is a heart-warming novel that will captivate readers till the vary last page. This novel is also a two=time Newbery Medal Winner #UCFLAE3414f19

Tinks A must have for all elementary classrooms. This novel would be best under RF and maybe even HF due to it being set in the Metropolitan Arts Museum of New York City. The UDL principle 1.1 regarding offering ways of customizing the display of information along with E.L. 6 for continually monitor students' comprehension. This book can also be integrated into group or individual activities. 1mo
cassandram Seems like a very interesting book! I actually was just discussing with a teacher her favorite books for children and she suggested it to me. She let me borrow it so I definitely will be reading it soon! You definitely intrigued me even more to read. 1mo
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Bookzombie
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Thank you for the tag @Chrissyreadit ! ☺️#wondrouswednesday

1. This was hard! Tagged. I also considered Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh and Bridge to Terabithia.
2. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
3. Also hard because so many series I love fit this category. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
4. Potato, egg, and cheese breakfast tacos
5. I think most of my faves have done this already, but if you haven‘t you are tagged. 😄

Eggs Love all 3 of your favorite children‘s books 📚🥳👏🏻🤗 3mo
LeahBergen I loved the tagged book, too! 3mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 3mo
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KathyWheeler
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1: The tagged book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Harriet the Spy.
2: Dave Barry‘s Book of Bad Songs — it‘s far too short though.
3: I loved The Day of the Jackal.
4: oatmeal
5: Tagged — anyone who wants to play along.
#bfrc3 walk = 4.03 miles
#wonderouswednesday

Eggs I‘ve read Mixedup Files so many times I‘ve lost count 💗💗 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
KathyWheeler @Eggs Me too! Have you read it as an adult? (edited) 3mo
cobwebmoth Great walk! 3mo
Megabooks All your responses would be close seconds to the ones I put!! 👍🏻👍🏻😘 3mo
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I loved this book about two children who run away and decide to live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and become entangled in an art-historical mystery. Made me want to visit the Met Museum.

#LetsTravelAugust #NewYork

Eggs Love this book so much 4mo
batsy Such a fun book ❤️ 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this but I love The Met! 🗽❤️ 4mo
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IndoorDame One of my favorites ❤️ 4mo
mhillis I read this for the first time this year ❤️ 4mo
Centique This is such a favourite of mine. I spent most of my childhood wishing I could sleep overnight in the 19th century section of our city museum. 😊👌 4mo
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ravenlee
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Always a good read. Using this for the library SRP‘s “a book that makes you happy” prompt. Also number four down for #14books14weeks!

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ravenlee
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Grammar matters.

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Skeeterisme
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Started out reading the book and switched to audio for a long car ride today. Can‘t believe I never read this as a kid. Fantastic!

RebL This definitely fueled my childhood fantasies. 6mo
annahenke This is one of my favorites! 6mo
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toofondofbooks
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This is probably my 10th reread of this classic (the first time in 1982 lol). It's still one of me fave middle grade reads.

Eggs I concur-I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve read this. The question is why🤷‍♀️ 6mo
inthegreensandblues I loved this book as a kid but haven't read it since elementary school. I would think about it sometimes but couldn't remember the name! I bought the ebook a while back so it's on my tbr! 😁 6mo
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EmilieGR
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Better than night at the museum

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RosieBoo65
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This classic story has stood the test of time and is a delight to read and re-read. Claudia and Jamie, siblings living in the northeast, decide to go on an adventure. Living on Jamie‘s winnings from cheating at the Card game War, they find themselves living at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Claudia and Jamie are refreshing and resourceful youngsters that not only survive on their own but encounter a mystery.

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Jamie was rubbing his eyes. “You know, Claude, I saw that #symbol yesterday on the cover of one of the books I looked at.” #QuotsyApr19

SassyBookworm Ohhh I loved this book as a child!!! 7mo
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alexandracarpenter
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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by EL Konigsburg is a Newbery award winning RF mystery and adventure novel all wrapped up into one! Two kids decide to run away to the Metropolitan museum and solve a mystery that they encounter while there. I think this would be good for an AS since this author has an amazing and extensive career. This book is super interesting and a fun read for sure! #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter Since this book is older I couldn't find a lot of good resources on her publishing site or on ReadWriteThink. I did find a ton of worksheets and activities that looked amazing at www.bookunitsteacher.com/reading_mixedupfiles/frankweilerpreview.pdf 8mo
alexandracarpenter For a UDL I thought 4.1 - vary the methods for response and navigation - was good because a teacher can print out a map of the Met and students could track where the kids go to do things throughout the day! A good way to foster the skill of map reading. 8mo
alexandracarpenter I think a good ESOL strategy for this book would be 46 - use discovery learning activities. If you live in New York, wouldn't it be fun to take a trip to the Met? 8mo
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IamIamIam
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An absolutely adorable story about looking inside to see what makes you different, finding the value in family and of course, hiding in a museum! Konigsburg wrote an afterword about inflation and how NY was a different place in 1967, but otherwise it holds up as a really fun adventure story!

Hestapleton I absolutely loved this as a kid. The magic of living in a museum was so enthralling. 8mo
IamIamIam @Hestapleton I missed so much as a kid because I thought I was too cool... LOL, I'm so lame! Have you read this? If you're a fan of the idea of living in a museum, this was a fantastic story! Go back to Mrs. Frankweiler, though. She'd love a visit. 😁💜 8mo
rretzler One of my favorite books as a child! I still contemplate trying to hide in museums we visit! 8mo
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Hestapleton @IamIamIam ooo stacked! 8mo
IamIamIam @rretzler If you volunteer as a docent, you can find all the great hiding places... I'm not speaking from experience, of course, and if you mention it, I'll deny everything!!! 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
IamIamIam @Hestapleton It was SOOOO good! Selznick is magic!!!! 8mo
ravenlee One of my favorites, ever. And my mom‘s, too - purely coincidence, I‘m sure. 8mo
IamIamIam @ravenlee LOL 👌👌👌 coincidence... 💜 8mo
Trashcanman 😔 Hugs 8mo
IamIamIam @Trashcanman Hey GL!! Are you looking for a museum to hide out in? 🤗 Hugs, my friend! 8mo
Trashcanman @IamIamIam no... Im sorry. 8mo
IamIamIam @Trashcanman You've got nothing to be sorry for! How's things on the left coast?! 8mo
Trashcanman @IamIamIam not well. I'm so sorry to trouble you. 8mo
IamIamIam @Trashcanman Doesn't sound good. I'm so sorry! You're not a trouble at all. Promise to reach out if things get really bad, okay. We're all pulling for you, buddy!!! 🤞💙 8mo
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IamIamIam
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I think one of the things I love so far is that Claudia insisted on clean clothes. 💜💙💜💙 They're so adorable and I love all the places in NYC they're visiting! My only regret is that I never got to visit an automat in my lifetime. Lol

callielafleur There was one in the city a few years ago, I think in little Italy/Chinatown called Bamn, it was a very fun experience. 8mo
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IamIamIam
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Books I'm Ashamed to Say That I've Never Read - Episode 1.
I'm on a mission to try to appeal to the school board to get rid of the outdated summer reading books and now I'm on the lookout for more applicable titles. This isn't one of them... lol

thebluestocking I just read this recently with my kid, because it was on the Battle of the Books list this year. I think it still holds up as a classic. 8mo
IamIamIam @thebluestocking I'm dying already! A full train fare from Greenwich to NY is under $2!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I feel like I might have read this but I don't remember but I'm glad you guys really liked it! That's a good sign! 8mo
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IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan Will do! Thanks, Ryan! 8mo
LibrarianRyan @IamIamIam I will say this before you read it and think I‘m crazy. It would be controversial, but unlike Mixed up files it doesn‘t date itself as readily and it talks about a topic not really found in mg novels. 8mo
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan Lol, I won't think you're crazy for suggesting a great mg book! 💜 8mo
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thebluestocking
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Rereading this book for the umpteenth time (for me) and yet for the first time (with my kid) was such a delight. This story is charmingly old-fashioned and surprisingly modern. I love the twists and turns and relationships and the necessity of certain kinds of secrets. But I do admit that this time, I certainly sympathized with the off-screen terror the parents must have been feeling.

MallenNC Same! I reread a year or so ago and I enjoyed it but felt worry I didn‘t as a kid. 9mo
thebluestocking @MallenNC Sometimes that adult perspective tamps down the fun of the adventure! 9mo
Ruthiella I so wanted to spend the night in a museum after reading this as a kid! 😀 8mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Me too!!! I still kind of do. 😉❤️ 8mo
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C.Perone Lyle, Lyle Crocodile is a favorite in my whole family!! 9mo
Cinfhen Sooooo good!!! All of a Kind Family ***I ♥️NY*** (edited) 9mo
Cinfhen My hub grew up in FarRockaway!!!!!! 9mo
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NAM99 I loved this book as a kid! 9mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen how did I not know that? Does he ever go back? 9mo
Cinfhen Not really, his mom passed away 7 years ago and his dad sold the house and moved to Boca, Florida. We have friends & some family on LI but we don‘t visit Far Rockaway anymore. What part of Queens did u grow up? 9mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen Ozone Park. I used to Run to the bridge right before the Rockaways, through Howard Beach. My house was about 15 minutes from JFK. 9mo
mrp27 Great books! I'm with @Cinfhen, I ❤️ NY and books that feature NY are my jam. I used to live in NY, my ex is from Canarsie. 9mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard of Howard Beach!!! And I know so many people who were from Canarsie @mrp27 A lot of our friends went to Jewish HS in Flatbush 9mo
mrp27 @Cinfhen always amazes me at how small the world is! 9mo
Cinfhen So true @mrp27 9mo
Chrissyreadit @mrp27 where did you live? 9mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen Flushing, near Queens College has the most amazing Kosher restaurants and knishes- another of the few things I miss from being vegan. Blueberry cheese knishes. NYC has the best food ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Cinfhen Ha! My first 3 years of marriage I lived in Kew Garden Hills (Flushing) while my husband attended Hofstra Law School ♥️I had blueberry cheese blintzes (like a crepe) but the only knishes I ever tasted were potato or kasha (buckwheat) and they were all DELICIOUS 😋 Now I cant eat dairy so it‘s been ages since I‘ve had blintzes!!!! What do you eat for breakfast if your vegan??? No eggs, right?!?!!? 9mo
mrp27 I lived in Garden City Long Island. Ex's family all in Brooklyn, Canarsie and Sunset Park. After my divorce I came back to California where I'm originally from. I agree, NYC has the best food. I miss it so much. 9mo
Chrissyreadit @mrp27 @Cinfhen I think you guys were both close to Union Tpke- different sections- but some Yummy food! I spent a lot of time hanging out in Forest Hills. 9mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I do not eat a lot of traditional breakfast food. I do enjoy soup for breakfast, or leftovers, chia waffles, yesterday I had left over lentils, spinach and potatoes and chick peas. 9mo
Cinfhen Im trying to get back to Whole30 but I‘m sick of eating eggs everyday - ugh, I hate digestive issues 9mo
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen that might have some alternatives? 9mo
Cinfhen Ohhh!! Thanks 🥰😘 9mo
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GatheringBooks
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#LiteraryLove Day 16: I discussed this book with my 2 #bookclubs. I love the novel but one of the things disturbing me was the deliberate withholding of information by Mrs Frankweiler. #Secrets. I suppose it doesn‘t appeal to my sense of democratizing information and that it normalizes (and arguably even rationalizes) how only the privileged elite has access to information that can change the face of knowledge. My thoughts: https://wp.me/pDlzr-agh

vkois88 It sounds like a fun book though! 9mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Best tweet I've seen in a long time! 😂

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled But I really really want to!!! 10mo
Bibliogeekery @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ha! Meeee tooooooo! 10mo
emtobiasz I read this one with my homeschool book club, and one of the kids told me later that she liked it so much she bought a copy with her own money. I can think of no greater endorsement from a nine-year-old. 10mo
BookishTrish I LOVE THIS BOOK 10mo
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Bookish2
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Her birthday book haul 😍😍
#greatesthitsmusic&books
🎂📚🐉

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InnerSavvy
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I listened to this book because it was referred to in the book I read, Ban this Book, and then again in 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up. I really enjoyed it; very cute.

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inthegreensandblues
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1. I checked this out from the school library a lot! Not sure why I didn't ask my parents to buy me my own copy. 😄
2. Cake!
3. Cycling 🚲
4. England or Scotland
5. @bridge12 @Orpheuswaking @Q84 👋
#friyayintro @howjessreads

bridge12 😍 13mo
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Arjay
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❤️

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MCYmermaid
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First time visiting The Met!

Clare-Dragonfly Excellent choice of tagged book. 🙌🏻 14mo
MCYmermaid Thanks!! 14mo
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llwheeler
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Man this happened to me so many times when I was in school. So frustrating!

Also this book is delightful, I'm a little sad I'm only discovering it now.

LittleBug A good friend of mine does this. Always good for some laughs, but frustrating when you don‘t know the answer itself🙈 @Tahoe remember when we were studying for our exams in our first year? 😁 14mo
Tahoe Oh yes I do :D but somehow half the information plus a good imagination got me through either way xD 14mo
llwheeler @Tahoe @LittleBug haha, cheers for good imagination! 😅 14mo
mcipher Oh, I love this book sooooo much!! ❤️❤️❤️ Glad you‘re enjoying it!! 14mo
llwheeler @mcipher It was great! 14mo
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Eggs
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cathipink
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Y'all 😍 someone has been seemingly getting rid of all of their books and dumping them in my Little Free Library- mostly mass market paperback. But this- I didn't know there was a movie!!!?!?! With Ingrid Bergman??!?!!! I think I need to keep this for myself- definitely in my top 5 childhood books. There's some fun illustrations inside too 💗

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Kleonard
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Found my very old copy of this one. I so loved this story!

InLibrisVeritas One of my favorite childhood books! I desperately wanted to be locked in a museum after this 😅 1y
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MallenNC
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I absolutely love going to #museums and historic sites when I travel. Here are a few that feature historic sites and museums, including the tagged classic that has made generations of kids imagine spending the night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. #AugustIsATrip @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 I can't believe I have never read the tagged book! It sounds so fun! 1y
MallenNC @vkois88 I read it as a kid, but I also listened to the audiobook just a few years ago. It was still fun! 1y
vkois88 I'll have to see if our library has it one of these days. 1y
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Prairiegirl_reading One of my favourites as a kid! 😄 1y
Heatherfeather Omggggg I loved this as a kid! Need to re-read! 1y
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DarcysMom I am so excited that my kiddo is of an age to be interested - I loved this book! 1y
TheKidUpstairs @Heatherfeather I just read it last year, it definitely holds up! 1y
TheKidUpstairs @DarcysMom I can't wait for mine to be old enough. I love collecting books for their future! 1y
vkois88 Sounds fun! 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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One of our favourites. The story of two young children who run away from home to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and find themselves involved in a mystery.

#AugustIsATrip #museum

KathyWheeler This is one of my favorite books of all time! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @KathyWheeler 🙌 The other one is good too! 1y
batsy I love this one too ❤️ 1y
Ruthiella Loved this book! ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 1y
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Mindyrecycles
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I've had this book since seventh grade. It's ancient and taped together but I love it. Apparently I stole it from my friend Kim Edwards! I don't remember that and I feel bad. But it's been with me for over forty years so I say it's mine now. 😬 #oldbooksthatyoulove #auginbooks18 @bookisglee

merelybookish What a great heirloom! 1y
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emtobiasz
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Summer reading wraps up this week, which means I‘m starting to plan all of my fall activities at the library. Last night Olive helped me prep for #homeschoolbookclub in the only way she knows how: by making sure her butt was snuggled up next to mine. #kidlit #litsyloveslibraries #dogsoflitsy #reread

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fleeting
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Let's see. Before school starts, I'll do a top-10 favorite children's books, and I'll start with this. Might be my top favorite! This is what fueled my dream of being a museum curator, and though I didn't become one, I pursued anthropology & archaeology for grad school and have studied traditional tattoos to mummies: things you normally find in a museum. 😊 Makes you wonder how much the books we read as children influenced us. #top10childrensbooks

Centique This is one of my favourites too! 1y
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emtobiasz
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I‘m starting a #kidlit book club for homeschool families in my library, and so my #AugustTBR will start with reading the books I‘ve chosen and prepping for the fall. All of these (except The Fourteenth Goldfish) are rereads for me, but many are ones I haven‘t read as an adult. I‘m excited to see what the kids think, too! #raisingreaders #litsyloveslibraries #bookclub

SamanthaMarie I love Tuesdays at the Castle!!! 1y
Tamra We‘re liking Tuesday‘s at the Castle! 1y
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Caksf
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Hour 36 challenge @24in48 - the oldest book in my collection from childhood? I inherited some of them but believe this has to be the oldest. I loved this book as a child and still encounter random snippets of its plot drifting through my brain on regular occasions. #24in48 I just hit 16 hours.. don‘t k ow if I‘ll make it but I‘m going to see how the day unfolds!

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“Who would drop a whole candy bar and not know it? ....Someone put it there on purpose. Someone who pushes dope. I read once that they feed dope in chocolates to little kids, and then the kids become dope addicts, then these people sell them dope at very high prices which they just can‘t help but buy because when you‘re addicted you have to have your dope. High prices and all. And Jamie, we don‘t have that kind of money.”

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The newest episode of my podcast is all about one of my personal childhood favorites, E.L. Konigsburg‘s From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. My guest — author and food writer Hannah Howard — and I have a total New York moment and literary love fest in this ep! Check out the link in my bio or search The SSR Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play if you want to check it out. 🎧

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Pamwurtzler
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I love NYC & try to get there at least once a year. These are some of my recently read favorite books set there. 🗽📚#travelTuesday #ReadingResolutions

Jess7 🤗🤗 2y
SilversReviews LOVED The Dollhouse. 2y
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Bookzombie
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Book 7 for #MountTBR - This was even better than I remembered. I sort of forgot there was a mystery and only remembered that they ran away and lived in a museum. As a child, I thought that was so cool. This #childhoodfavorite held up for me. #Booked2018

Finished: April 20

LibrarianRyan If you like art mysteries for kids try Love this series. 2y
Bookzombie @LibrarianRyan Thanks! I stacked it. 🙂 2y
Cinfhen Such a wonderful #bookmemory right back to my 4th grade teacher reading this to us on Friday‘s before weekend dismissal 😍 2y
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MarriedtoMrT This is one of my favorites! I‘ve loved it on every re-read. 2y
BookNAround I wanted my kids to read this because I had such fond memories. None of them were interested so I got it on CD and played it on our vacation drive one year. 😈 Not surprisingly, they loved it. Score one for Mom! 2y
LibrarianRyan My favorite Kingingsburg is It's also an art mystery buy a heart wrenching one about 2y
Bookzombie @Cinfhen 💗 @MarriedtoMrT I think I may have to pick it up every few years. @BookNAround Yay! I thought the audio version was great so glad your kids liked it. @LibrarianRyan I will have to check it out. You contribute to the size of my TBR a lot. 😉 2y
RaimeyGallant Loved this book. 2y
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Phantasma.Maddie
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This year I tried to challenge myself to read some of my old childhood favorites and this one has definitely stood the test of time. As a parent, none of this is appealing of a plot, but as a whimsical adult I still very much wish to run away to a museum, sleep in a regal bed, bathe in a fountain, and solve a mystery. I would highly recommend this to all ages! #fromthemixedupfilesofmrsbasilefrankweiler #classicreading #childrensliterature

RaimeyGallant Loved this one! And welcome! 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
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I cannot believe that I have never read this book before! It was wonderful! I wish I had read it sooner, because I would have LOVED this book as a child. I was so very much like Claudia.

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Finished June 2017 as part of my #Newbery challenge. This book is a mystery for children. I also think every child can identify with wanting to run away. This would make a great book to read a little each night before bed.

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Eggs
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#aprella #newyork ????to tag

My go to NY book, all tattered now

umbrellagirl 💙 2y
emilyhaldi Somehow I've never read this book! 2y
Pamwurtzler @emilyhaldi You definitely should! 2y
Eggs @umbrellagirl @emilyhaldi @Pamwurtzler 😍😍 I ♥️ Konigsburg books 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved this book as a kid! 2y
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lauraodom
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Day 30: Art
One of my favorites about a girl who runs away and hides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. If you haven‘t read this with your grade-school aged children, you should!
#Ampersand2018

MrsSpencer Yes! 2y
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KathyWheeler
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1/ From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
2/ I learn a lot of words from novels
3/ Everywhere
5/ Outdoor

#weekendchat @CSeydel

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Amanda.T
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This is my first book completed for #middlegrademarch. I loved it! I somehow missed this one growing up, so I knew almost nothing about it beforehand. The story has a surprising amount of depth that I wasn‘t anticipating, but really enjoyed. I laughed out loud a lot too!

Eggs ♥️ this book; have read it many times ❤️ 2y
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Redy2trvl
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Late morning read with my book holder. 😺 #crazygeorge #catsoflitsy #lazymorning

rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 2y
tpixie One of my favorite books from childhood!!! 💚💚💚💚 and cute kitty 🐱 🐱 🐱 2y
Redy2trvl @tpixie Thank you! I‘m embarrassed to say that I didn‘t read this as a child, but I‘m loving it as an adult. 2y
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tpixie @Redy2trvl oh good! I should re- read! 2y
Chrissyreadit One of my daughters favorite books from her younger years. She listened to it on audio at least 100 times. 2y
Redy2trvl @Chrissyreadit Audio is such a great idea!!!!!! (edited) 2y
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So fun to read this childhood favorite again! I‘d forgotten about Claudia and Jamie bathing in the fountain at the museum😂 I loved that scene. Now I might go find some Encyclopedia Brown mysteries...

Cinfhen Loved Encyclopedia Brown 🧡🧡🧡 2y
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