Tuesday, March 8, 2011

[Your Guide to Outstanding Children's Literature] [Your Guide to Outstanding Children's Literature] [Tracine@thebookladysdaughter.com]


Children this age need books that explore morals and values.

Nonfiction can be as important as fiction in expanding horizons and interests.

Fantasy and legend speak to creativity and problem solving.

Reading aloud as a family activity is still a sound idea.

Discuss books and encourage independent choices.


Heat, by Mike Lupica

The Big Field, Mike Lupica

Miracle On 49th Street, by Mike Lupica

Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

Island Of The Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis

My Side Of The Mountain, by Jean George

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Parvana’s Journey, by Deborah Ellis

The Keys To The Kingdom, by Garth Nix

Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choloenko

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon, by Grace Lin

Percy Jackson & The Olympians, by Rick Riordan

Al Capone Shines My Shoes, by Gennifer Choloenko

Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke

Inkspell, by Cornelia funke

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylo

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

North To Freedom, (I Am David) by Anne Holme

Down, Down The Mountain, by Ellis Credle

The Shrinking of Treehorn, by Florence Parry Heide

Ruby Holler, by Sharon Creech

The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke

Frindle, by Andrew Clements

Savvy, by Ingrio Law

Missing, by Catherine Macphail

Wednesday Wars, by Gary O. Schmidt

Star Girl, by Jerry Spinelli

Extra Credit, by Andrew Clements

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

Once Upon A Marigold, by Jean Ferris

Brothers Below Zero, by Tor Seidler

Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer

Sahara Special, by Esme Raji Codell

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein

Shadow Of A Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska

Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates

A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi

Janitor’s Boy, by Andrew Clements

The Watsons Go To Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Crispin, by Avi

Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson

Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muno

The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tale, by Jacqueline Kelly

Ida B, by Katherine Hannigan

Rules, by Cynthia Lord

There’s A Boy In The Girl’s Bathroom, by Louis Sachar

Cat Running, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Pictures of Hollis Woods, by Patricia Reilly Giff

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech

Out Of The Dust, by Karen Hesse

A Long Way From Chicago, by Richard Peck

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Frindle, by Andrew Clements

Because Of Winn-Dixie, by Kate Di Camillo

Homeless Bird, by Gloria Whelan

Lord Of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Angel On The Square, by Gloria Whelan

A Week In The Woods, by Andrew Clements

A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

Dicey’s Song, and Homecoming, by Cynthia Voigt

City of Ember, By Jeanne DuPrau

Report Card, By Andrew Clements

Brian’s Hunt, by Gary Paulsen
Breadwinner, by Deborah Elis

The Cay, by Theodore Taylor

A Tale From The Castaways Of The flying Dutchman, by Brian Jacques

High Rhulain, by Brian Jacques

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