This post contains affiliate links.  In February, we continued our pace of four books read aloud.  Besides these books, the girls read plenty of books on their own!  Anyway, here are the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {February 2021}.


The Best Book(s)

We had one book that everyone picked as their favorite in February:

Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

In Letters from Rifka, Rifka, a Jewish girl from Russia, travels with her family to start a new life in the United States.  Their journey is ardurous, and due to unforeseen circumstances, Rifka must stay behind in a European country for several months while her family goes on without her.

This book is written in the form of a diary that Rifka writes to her cousin who stayed behind in Russia.  This is a moving book, filled with history.  Hesse is one of my favorite authors; I highly recommend this book.

Letters from Rifka has 145 pages.

Other Books We Read

Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson

Ashes is the last in a trilogy by Laurie Halse Anderson. Over the last 18 months, we read all three books.  I definitely liked the first book best, but this is a good one, too.  This book follows Curzon and Isabel after they have finally found Isabel’s sister, Ruth, who was sold by her mistress years ago.  The Revolutionary War still rages on, and Curzon plays a role while all three of them try to avoid being caught as escaped slaves.

This book has 274 pages.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I love Harry Potter!  Twenty years ago, I read all the books in the series as an adult, and now it’s fun to watch my kids delight in the books.  (Or at least one kid.  PB & J is a Harry Potter enthusiast while Cuddle Bug could take or leave the series.)  For those who may not know, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone introduces the world to Harry Potter, his mean aunt, uncle, and cousin as well as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

This book has 309 pages.

Elizabeth Elliot by Janet & Geoffe Benge

Elisabeth Elliot: Joyful Surrender by Janet & Geoff Benge

I’ve reviewed Elizabeth Elliot in a separate post.  This book was not my favorite YWAM book because I felt they spent too much time on just a few years of her life when she accomplished many admirable things throughout her entire, long life.

This book has 227 pages.


Books read: 4

# of pages read: 955

Audios listened to: 0

# of hours listened: 0 hours

2021 STATS:

Books read in 2021: 8

Audios listened to in 2021: 0

Total books read or listened to in 2021: 8

Total pages read:  1,910


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