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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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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 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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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. 5mo
Owlizabeth This is one of my favorite books of all time and I still reread it when I‘m feeling down. 5mo
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this series, even though I didn‘t find out about them till I was an adult. 5mo
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howjessreads
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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⭐️)

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Liatrek Wow! Great month of reading 😊 6mo
howjessreads Thanks! @Liatrek 🙂 6mo
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!! 6mo
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howjessreads
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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❣️ 7mo
revenge4porgy One of my favorite series growing up 😎 7mo
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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!!! 8mo
jessamyngrace @Eggs 💜💜 I'm glad we came across it! It is really sweet. 8mo
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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 😂😂😂 12mo
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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 😊 1y
Mdargusch You always find the best books. 👍🏼 1y
LeahBergen What a lucky find! 1y
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Cinfhen Good one #GrabbyFingers 🧡💚🧡and nice find 😘😘 1y
Kalalalatja I have never heard of this, but that edition is cute! 👌 1y
HKGirl Haven't read this in forever (maybe 20 years?) But I remember this whole series being nostalgic and sweet. 1y
DivineDiana How fortuitous! I reread this for #booked2018 and absolutely loved it even more! That is the edition that I need to find ! ❤️ (edited) 1y
Reviewsbylola Ughhhhhh love this series so much!!! 1y
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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! 1y
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! 📚 1y
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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? 1y
DivineDiana @rubyslippersreads Yes! I‘m not sure how many I read as a young girl. 🤔But I know that I read more than one! 1y
rubyslippersreads @DivineDiana I think there are 5. 1y
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DivineDiana Thank you! So many books! 🙂 1y
Cinfhen Soooo happy #booked2018 led you back to this charming story❣️❣️❣️Great review ❤️Full of genuine love (edited) 1y
4thhouseontheleft 💖💖💖 1y
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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! 💜💜💜 1y
emilyhaldi So good!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Ruthiella Loved this book as a child!❤️😀❤️😀 1y
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rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Such happy memories!!!!!! 1y
KGlibrarian This was my absolute favorite as a child!! 1y
ValerieAndBooks I remember this one! But not the details, so I should look for it!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. Fun choice!! 1y
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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. 😊 2y
Ruthiella @Centique They were all fabulous for elementary age me! 2y
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!😀 2y
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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 😂 2y
DivineDiana I loved The All of a Kind Family books too! Think I need to reread! 2y
Ruthiella @DivineDiana The beauty of re-reading kids books is it takes about only a half an hour 😀 2y
DivineDiana Good point! 🙂 2y
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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!! 2y
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. 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes they bought a lot of candy and other goodies for a penny and half a penny! @RebeccasReading 2y
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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 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this series! 2y
Mdargusch Gertie! ❤️ 2y
emilyhaldi You romanticized sleeping 5 to a room?!? 2y
saresmoore Gosh, I love this book. Thank you for reminding me! 2y
Gina Thus looks very sweet 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg yes!! I always tell Brian that if we have another kid, three can easily share a room? @emilyhaldi 2y
Bourriquet76 I still love this series! So did my daughter. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks fun! Don‘t forget to tag us so you get an entry in the giveaway! @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 2y
Reviewsbylola Oh good call!! Idk why tagging is impossible for me to remember. 🤣🤣 @BarbaraTheBibliophage 2y
Cinfhen That‘s great that this book withstood the test of time for you 🧡 2y
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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. 2y
Meredith3 Gertie! 🐶🐩🐕❤️❤️❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this book! And Gertie is adorable! ❤️🐶 2y
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Mdargusch No wonder you like that name so much. 2y
emilyhaldi Good choice for this one!! 2y
batsy Gertie is having an existential crisis. "Am I in the photo, or am I in the book?" ?❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant 🐶😍😍 & 😂😂 @batsy 2y
LeahBergen Gertie is the sweetest. 💕 And I‘m ashamed to admit that I‘ve never read this children‘s classic. 😮 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Loved this book as a kid!!!! 2y
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 2y
Reviewsbylola I always loved Henrietta (Henny) too from this book. @Meredith3 needs to name one of her new chickens that! @Mdargusch 2y
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 2y
Reviewsbylola 🤣😂🤣😂 She was legit confused @batsy 2y
Meredith3 I did joke about naming one or all, Gertie 😹😹😹 love henrietta! 2y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 just do it!!! @Meredith3 2y
Meredith3 I think a goat named Gertrude would be better 🤔 2y
Reviewsbylola That would be cute too. @meredith3 My Gertrude will want to come play with her. 😂 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wow, it‘s been years since I read (and loved) this one!! Must look for it 👀 2y
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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! 2y
Eggs Loved this book 2y
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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 ❤ 2y
DebinHawaii @julieloverofbooks Such a fun book and series! 📚💜 2y
LeslieO Tricia Belden! 2y
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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. 2y
Reviewsbylola All of a kind family was a favorite of mine! I need to track down a copy for my kids. 2y
BethFishReads All of a Kind Family 😍The Borrowers 😍 2y
Jinjer Yaaaaassss! I have all the Borrowers books (I think) and I love all of a kind family! 2y
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JewishBookCouncil
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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! 3y
Imagineannie I loved them! I pretended I was Sarah, and wanted the kinds of candy they bought with their housecleaning pennies. 3y
BethFishReads I LOVED these books!!!! 3y
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LeahBergen I've never read these! 😳 3y
EloisaJames I absolutely loved these books--read them over and over! 3y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen They reissued them a few years ago so you still can! 😀 3y
jenwrens22 One of my absolute favorite childhood series 💖 3y
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Owlizabeth
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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! 3y
Reviewsbylola I am so glad you posted this! I loved this series! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi I love this book! ❤️ 3y
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 3y
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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. 3y
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 ? 3y
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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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