The boy who never grew up
How did Peter get to Neverland?
A must-read for young and not-so-young adults
Nazi Germany seen from an original perspective.
Best seller presents heavy topics with optimism
Author with Guinness World Record for highest number of consecutive best-selling adult novels writes worthwhile children's book.
An anticipated sequel is released
Kitto's disability does not prevent him from becoming a hero.
War pits brother against brother
An award winning book about the American Civil War.
A Medieval Trilogy
An unpredictable plot and endearing protagonist make this trilogy an engaging "must read".
The Gift of Disability
If only we could see, as this author does, with the eyes of the heart.
In Defence of Fantasy
Many people tell me they don't have time for fantasy. They prefer to keep their mind in the 'real world'.
The Brotherband Chronicles
Hal is the classic underdog-come-good.
The Trumpeter of Krakow
Everyone admires a young, courageous hero.
The 100 Cupboards Series
I do not usually enjoy creepy stories, but
Adam of the Road
Life in thirteenth century England comes alive in this Newbery Medal winner.
Video Review: Holiday Reading for Teens and Young Adults
Entertaining summer (or winter) reading for the holidays.
Peter Raven: Under Fire
There's action, there's romance, there's an insanely villainous count.
The Winged Watchman
A story of patriotism, faith and family.
The Door in the Wall
This classic Newbery winner teaches some important lessons.
Ten-year-old Willy is determined to care for his ailing grandfather.
The Golden Goblet
Eloise McGraw brings to life the days of Ancient Egypt.
The Little Refugee
Anh's true story is an outstanding one to share with young readers.
Small Acts of Amazing Courage
One of those little books that is well worth reading.
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recommended: age-appropriate and entertaining
acceptable: not outstanding but not problematic
some reservations: contains potentially problematic scenes or concepts
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