As a father, I’ve read aloud to our children Pablo Yoder’s books about his young life in Virginia. They always clamored for the next installment, which I usually presented in the nice, bite-size chapters. These would fit well in any school library. Another one we’ve enjoyed for its hearty laughs and engaging tales is Stories from the Old Squire’s Farm by CA Stephens. Part Laura Ingalls Wilder, part James Herriott, part Mark Twain, its stories somehow end with at least an implicit moral lesson, and they have a way of humanizing nineteenth century New England.