Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Perfect Book, Part 4

Niece, nephew, child, grandchild, friend of the younger reader persuasion, still unchecked on your list of gifts to give? Never fear. Our fourth installment in The Perfect Book series focuses on young readers. Here are links to parts one, two, and three.

It's a Book - For the one who can't live with out their electronic devices.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith: Wonderful coming of age story perfect for readers 13 and up.

The Evolution of Calpernia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly – ages 10-14. Perfect for spunky outdoorsy types who love insects and animals almost as much as their brilliant grandparents.

They Called Themselves the K.K.K: The Birth of An American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti – Ages 12 and up. A great book for readers curious about race relations and the origins of the KKK. Excellent classroom resource for teachers.

The War to End All Wars, World War I, by Russell Friedman. Ages 12 and up. Perfect for young readers curious about the birth of modern warfare or world history – excellent resource for school book reports!

Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors by Joyce Sidman, ages 4-8. A beautifully illustrated picture book read for budding scientists and naturalists.

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse, by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josee Massee - For the lover of fairy tales turned upside down, poems or just something a little different. Ages 6 & up.

The Sky is Everywhere, By Jandy Nelson. Great for fans of Sarah Dessen, romance, teen realism, or someone interested in becoming a writer themselves. Ages 14 & up.

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