Posts written by Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson loves words, lists, and books. She spent a significant portion of her childhood trying to convince librarians to let her borrow more than the "allowed" number of books each week; happily, she sometimes succeeded. She says that her favorite picture book is Bread and Jam for Frances and her favorite chapter books will always be Beverly Cleary's Ramona series.

As part of the AALP team, Samantha contributes to the All About Reading decodable readers and activity books, as well as book-related blog posts.
illustration from Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

Gone-Away Lake Chapter Books

Have you visited Gone-Away Lake lately? Download our library list and start exploring!

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Book cover showing Henry and Beezus sitting blowing bubbles.

Henry Huggins Chapter Books

If you love Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books, you won’t want to miss her classic Henry Huggins series!

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Sword-wielding rabbits fight enemies in The Green Ember

The Green Ember Chapter Books

Suspense, courage, and rabbits with swords–if your child loves action and adventure, check out The Green Ember series.

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The Moffats Chapter Book Series Review from All About Reading

The Moffats Chapter Books

Looking for a humorous chapter book series with lots of old-fashioned charm? Here it is!

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Hank the Cowdog - Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

Hank the Cowdog Chapter Books

Looking for a series of chapter books that include a delightful mix of fun, mystery, and adventure? Get ready for a treat!

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Gooney Bird Greene Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

Gooney Bird Greene Chapter Books

If your child is eager to explore a series of humorous chapter books, here’s one you won’t want to miss!

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The Penderwicks Chapter Book Series Reviews - from All About Reading

The Penderwicks Chapter Books

Explore the delightful quartet of volumes that make up Jeanne Birdsall’s bestselling Penderwicks series.

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Ramona Chapter Books - book reviews from All About Reading

Ramona Chapter Books

The Ramona books offer widespread appeal as engaging chapter books for young readers or as read-alouds for the entire family.

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