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With the recent death of beloved children’s writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal, I’ve been going back and re-reading some of my favorites of hers. I particularly enjoy the collaborations she did with illustrator Tom Lichtenheld. 93 more words

Ages 4-8

James and the Giant Peach - Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

An orphan. A bleak life controlled by ghastly grown ups. A fantastical adventure with a rich supporting cast. These are a few of the commonalities between Roald Dahl’s classic  244 more words

Ages 8-12

The Incredible Journey - Pax

I am generally not a fan of survival and wilderness stories, so the fact that I tore through The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford and  327 more words

Ages 8-12

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done

A real life story of two high school girls entry into the male dominated world of computer coding. Andrea ‘Andy’ Gonzales and Sophie Houser’s personal narration of how they came to create their computer game Tampon Run and how it then went viral is encouraging to girls everywhere. 550 more words

Ages 12+

Scythe DeGeneres

A world where humanity has achieved the unachievable — immortality. Death is no longer an inevitable truth that could ensnare you at a moments notice because death no longer exists. 607 more words

Ages 12+

The Butterfly Shell by Maureen White

This is a story about Marie and her first year in secondary school. She ends up being bullied by the stupid six and finds fitting in to her new school traumatic. 147 more words

Indian Captive, by Lois Lenski

 

“In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians. 181 more words

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