Hadley's Reviews

While Hadley is no longer with us, her spirit lives on at Exodus Books. An exemplary worker, Hadley not only did a stint handling all the orders (both phone and mail), she also wrote a number of reviews for the Exodus Books website. Most of these reviews were of picture books, but she also reviewed the Veritas Press Omnibus curriculum.

The Omnibus Reviews ala Hadley Ayers are particularly valuable for their insider perspective. Hadley had completed much of the coursework contained in the series, and was thus able to outline their use and objectives with much better accuracy than Eli or Caleb could have achieved.

We're sure these reviews will be helpful, whether you're looking for kids' books or an advanced Classical education-style that will put even the best students to the test. Hadley writes clearly and thoroughly, ensuring that readers won't be left scratching their heads, wondering what is the actual content of the books they're wanting to buy.

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Albert
by Donna Jo Napoli
from Sandpiper Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst
from Atheneum
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Amelia Bedelia
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Peggy Parish
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: O5B-EAR)
$3.99
Apples to Oregon
by Deborah Hopkinson
Reprint from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Babushka Baba Yaga
by Patricia Polacco
from Putnam Juvenile
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Baby Brains
by Simon James
from Candlewick Press
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Beauty and the Beast
by Jan Brett
from Sandpiper Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.95 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Boy of the Three-Year Nap
by Dianne Snyder
from Sandpiper Books
Word Books for Preschool-2nd grade
1989 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.95
Bremen Town Musicians
by Brothers Grimm with Lisbeth Zwerger
Tra from Minedition
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
Bremen Town Musicians
by Ilse Plume retelling Brothers Grimm
Tra from Dragonfly Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
1981 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Catwings
A Catwings Tale Book 1
by Ursula K. Le Guin
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Catwings Return
A Catwings Tale Book 2
by Ursula K. Le Guin
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh
by A. A. Milne
from Dutton Children's Books
Animal Fantasy for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$32.00 $17.00 (1 in stock)
Crossing Bok Chitto
by Tim Tingle
from Cinco Puntos Pres
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$8.95
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Yearling
Greek Mythology for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Greece (Location: G1D-HIS)
$19.99
Dandelion
by Don Freeman
from Puffin Books
Animal Fantasy for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Days of the Blackbird
by Tomie dePaola
from Puffin Books
for Prescool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Duffy and the Devil
by Harve Zemach
from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for Preschool-2nd grade
1974 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Elbert's Bad Word
by Audrey Wood
1st edition from Sandpiper Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.00 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Eleanor
by Barbara Cooney
1st Scholastic from Puffin Books
for 1st-3rd
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Emperor and the Kite
by Jane Yolen
from Putnam Juvenile
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1968 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Empty Pot
by Demi
from Henry Holt and Company
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Fishing in the Air
by Sharon Creech
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Frances Collection
by Russell Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
Frog and Toad - Complete Set
by Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Preschool-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: O5B-EAR)
Frog and Toad Collection
by Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Preschool-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: O5B-EAR)
$11.99
Gingerbread Boy
by Paul Galdone
from Sandpiper Books
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.95 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Grandfather's Journey
by Allen Say
Reprint from Sandpiper Books
Realistic Fiction for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1994 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Grass Sandals
by Dawnine Spivak
from Atheneum
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$13.99
Great Gracie Chase
by Cynthia Rylant
from Blue Sky press
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$16.99
Happy Birthday, Moon
by Frank Asch
Revised from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!
by Marla Frazee, Mem Fox
from Sandpiper Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.00
Henry David's House
by Henry David Thoreau
from Charlesbridge
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
I Have an Olive Tree
by Eve Bunting
1st edition from HarperCollins
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$17.99
Ish
by Peter H. Reynolds
First Edition from Candlewick Press
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$14.00 $9.80 (1 in stock)
It Could Always Be Worse
by Margot Zemach
from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for Preschool-2nd grade
1978 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Jane on Her Own
A Catwings Tale Book 4
by Ursula K. Le Guin
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jumanji
by Chris Van Allsburg
from Houghton Mifflin
Animal Stories: Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1982 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$14.00 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Jumanji
by Chris Van Allsburg, Robin Williams (Narrator)
30th Anniversary Edition from Houghton Mifflin
Animal Stories: Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1982 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$18.99 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Just Plain Fancy
by Patricia Polacco
1st edition from Dragonfly Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Keeping Quilt
by Patricia Polacco
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
by Audrey Wood & Don Wood
Reprint from Sandpiper Books
for Nursery-1st grade
1986 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Leo the Late Bloomer
by Robert Kraus
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$6.99
Letters from Father Christmas
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Revised from Mariner Books
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$23.99
Little Mommy
by Sharon Kane
from Golden Books
in Little Golden Books (Location: O3E)
$4.99
Little Nino's Pizzeria
by Karen Barbour
1st edition from Sandpiper Books
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Magic Fan
by Keith Baker
from Sandpiper Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$8.00
Man Who Walked Between the Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein
from Square Fish Publishing
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
2004 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
Mike Fink
by Steven Kellogg
from HarperCollins
for 1st-6th grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
Millions of Cats
by Wanda Gág
from PaperStar Books
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1929 Newbery Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
$7.99
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