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Children's Literature with Dr. Vardell
Extra Credit | Bridge to Terabithia | Make Lemonade | Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone | The Giver | The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963 | Soldier's Heart | Leonardo Da Vinci | Crispin: The Cross of Lead | Cynthia Rylant Author Study I | Cynthia Rylant Author Study II | Cynthia Rylant III | When Marian Sang | Phineas Gage | Confucius: The Golden Rule | Amazing Aircraft | Pass It On | It's Snowing! It's Snowing! | A Jar of Tiny Stars | Mammalabilia by Douglas Florian | Caldecott Celebration | The Polar Express | My Friend Rabbit | Whistling | Watermelon Day | The Rough Face Girl | Stories To Tell A Cat by Alvin Schwartz | Squids Will Be Squids | Rapunzel

WELCOME!  This site is a project created for LS 5603 Juvenile Literature, a graduate course at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. My name is Mia Steinkamp and I love children's books!  I love to read to children, especially my own three daughters. One of my all time favorite books is Newbery Award winning  The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli.  I view reading as a "door in the wall"... it takes me on many adventures and stretches my mind.

On this site you will find reviews of books that I have read for this course. Click on the titles above if you want to read what I think about them.


When I was a little girl I loved to read and camp. What a great combination! I was blessed with great parents who encouraged both when I was a child. (The above clip art was free and is available at:

This site began in June, 2003 and was completed in August, 2003.