Read Any Good Books Lately?
Scholastic’s Parent and Child, The New York Public Library and Pragmaticmom.com have compiled lists of more than 100 books that they consider must-reads. We sifted through their choices and came up with our own top 10 books for children of all ages – and you can find most of them in your neighborhood or school library. Let us know if you agree. Here's one of our picks.
AGES 11 & ABOVE
2004. 208 pp. ISBN: 978- 0060734015. Publisher: HarperTeen (Harper Collins Publishing) This Newbery Medal-winning novel centers around friendship and loss. Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer, so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.