Children’s Classics

Middle Grade Books about Courage for Girls and Boys

If you’re looking for great middle grade books to give as gifts to girls and boys between the ages of 8-12, I have two recommendations. Likewise, if you know a middle grade English-Language Arts teacher, they might appreciate one, too. Both books take a unique look at courage.  NetGalley and the publishers provided advanced copies of the books to me. Opinions belong to me (and I only promote books I really love). Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press,…

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Brighty of the Grand Canyon Seen Through Today’s Lens

Book Talk Tuesdays: Children’s Classics I still remember baking and selling bread as a nine-year-old so that I could buy Marguerite Henry’s book Justin Morgan Had a Horse. When I entered the musty, high-ceiled bookstore on the main street of Clarksburg, WVA, I felt small and insignificant, but determined to buy a book. After frantically searching the shelves in vain, I mustered up my courage and asked a lady at a towering check-out counter where I could find the book.…

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