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Children's Literature Favorites and Discussion


Children's Literature Favorites and Discussion

This is a place to discuss favorite literature for children, and also any attempts you're making at writing for children.

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Comment by wiffledust on March 14, 2014 at 6:31pm

Some children's titles that are very popular right now: ages 9-12

Princes Labelmaker To the Rescue!

Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All

Fortunately, The Milk

Out of My Mind

Comment by wiffledust on December 2, 2013 at 10:05am

A good list of 50 best books for kids here:

Comment by wiffledust on March 13, 2013 at 8:06pm

here is the whole story, but i recommend the book with its gorgeous pages

Comment by wiffledust on March 13, 2013 at 8:05pm

great idea, mr! i would like to suggest another beautiful book about st. francis. it is "the small miracle" by the brilliant paul gallico about a boy and his sick donkey. beautiful children's book that will touch your heart!

Comment by Maryrose Orlans on March 13, 2013 at 7:59pm
With the advent of the new Pope, Pope Francis, wouldn't it be nice to know more about St. Francis of Assisi?! I have a wonderful book. Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Margaret Mayo. Beautifully illustrated by Peter Malone. The book is filled with wonderful stories from the life of St. Francis, and ends with the joyful poem The Canticle of Brother Sun! Although a children's book, I loved it as much as my daughter!! I hope you have the chance to enjoy this lovely book!!
Comment by wiffledust on January 9, 2013 at 4:37pm

this is not children's literature per se, but it's a definite for your girl's library. dr. christiane northrup is an ob/gyn turned author and women's health expert. she as written this book for young girls to help them begin to develop an excellent sense of self in a female body. our society puts girls at the mercy of being defined by everyone but themselves. stop that process by starting to read books like this with them!

"Beautiful Girl..Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body" by Dr. Christiane Northrup. Check it out.

Comment by wiffledust on December 23, 2012 at 8:35pm

thanks so much for this, margaret!!

Comment by margaret kraft on December 23, 2012 at 8:33pm

The holiday season has me thinking of two books that were part of our traditions growing up.  'The Littlest Angel" which was read aloud to us by Aunt Mary every year.  As we got older, we would take guesses as to how far she could get without crying.  The other was a bit longer and we would take turns reading--"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."  It's about this family of ill-mannered, poorly dressed children named the Herdmans.  They go to Sunday school because they hear about free snacks, and it is just before they choose who will play the parts in the annual Christmas pageant.  The Herdman family takes over the whole thing, and it is sure to be a disaster.  One of my favorite parts is when the teacher is explaining to Gladys (the youngest and meanest of the bunch) about her part of the angel.

Grace Bradley: [reading the story of Christmas] And, lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them... 
Gladys Herdman: Shazaaammmm! 
Grace Bradley: What? 
Gladys Herdman: Out with a vengeance in the darkness, the mighty Marvel! 
Grace Bradley: Gladys, I don't know what you're talking about. 
Gladys Herdman: The Mighty Marvel in Wonder Comics. 
Grace Bradley: No, this is the Angel of the Lord. 
Gladys Herdman: Out of nowhere, right? In the black night, right? 
Grace Bradley: Well, yes, in a way. 
Gladys Herdman: Shazaaaammmm!

If you aren't familiar with the book, I definitely recommend it!

Comment by Maryrose Orlans on January 4, 2012 at 4:41pm

I read "Christy" in 9th grade--it was wonderful!!  I am also a big fan of "Anne of Green Gables", too.  There is a great unit study I may use with Veronica when she is 11 or 12!!

Comment by wiffledust on January 4, 2012 at 4:30pm

i just love the sarah plain and tall series. but i love anne of green gables even more. and i love the christy series by catherine marshall....!!!


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