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A very simple read yet with a thought-provoking twist is exactly what Lois Lowry's book The Giver offers to the reader. Care, trust, unity and happiness dwell in the dystopian town that Jonas lives in…
Airborn is narrated by Matt Cruse, the 15 year-old protagonist and resourceful cabin boy on the airship Aurora. Set in a world that echoes ours, where oceans named the Pacificus and the Atlanticus are…
I know very well what it’s like to be the new kid in school.  I wish I would have had Roy’s courage and presence of mind as he stood up to all the bullies and stuck to his ideals and new friendsh…
A writer who can turn a nice phrase is a craftsman, but an author who slips you inside a character’s skin without you noticing is an artist.  Christopher Paul Curtis is a master artist in the Newbery-…
 I considered myself a pretty mature sixteen-year-old, but I had nothing on Hattie Inez Brooks, the protagonist of Kirby Larson's beautifully-crafted novel Hattie Big Sky!  At sixteen, orphan Hattie (…
Set against the stirring backdrop of the early days of the American Revolution, Johnny Tremain is the story of a young apprentice silversmith whose talent is surpassed only by his high opinion of hims…
I’m sure I’ve said this before, but no one can tell a kids’ story like Roald Dahl.  Where did he come up with these ideas?  James is such a sad little boy and you feel so sorry for him.  Then comes th…
Ella Enchanted is one of my favorite fairy tale retellings of all time.  It’s a perfect fantasy: A ‘damsel in distress’, a prince, an indifferent parent, fairies (including a fairy godmother!), m…
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is probably the book that instigated my addiction to children’s literature.  This book has the complexity, themes, and depth to reach an audience beyond childr…
“Merely to live, merely to exist—what sense is there in that?  A fly also lives!”  So states the father of Reuven Malter, a young jewish boy in America.  In The Chosen we meet Reuven and Danny Saunder…
Imagine you live in a world of magic, but you refuse to acknowledge it or believe it until it starts to literally tear you apart--including your family and all you hold dear. The heroine has backbone,…
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