My family read this book during the holiday season and even though it isn’t a holiday book or even a religious book, it leaves you with an uplifting and positive feeling to fit the season. Creech’s angel has a unique voice and view of the world that makes you cheer for all types of people as they face their struggles and help each other.
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This Christmas classic has been remade in many forms, but how often do we look at the original. Dickens’s vocabulary might be too sophisticated for younger children, but the story is well known and easy to follow. Try reading about the original Ebineezer Scrooge and his ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
This story is the classic tale of sacrificing what you love most in order to give to the ones you love. A short and beautifully written story, this would be most appreciated by children 10 and older.
This is a fun collection of short stories written by some popular children’s authors. Collected and edited by Jon Sceiszka, the Guys Read series is made to get boys interested in reading. This first book, Funny Business, is filled with 8-12 year old boy humor. It is a good way to get a taste for some new authors without committing yourself to an entire book. I was impressed with the creativity and skill of writing and think it is a perfect collection for its intended audience.