highly recommended

The Talent Thief

Jennifer Minicus | 31 Jul 2010

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

Move over Percy Jackson! Adam Bloom is here to show us what it means to be a real hero.

My Sister, Alicia May

Leticia Velasquez | 24 Jul 2010

written for all ages | highly recommended

Big sister Rachel describes the joys and challenges of having a sister with Down syndrome.

I Loved You Before You Were Born

Jennifer Minicus | 18 Jul 2010

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A new grandmother recounts her expectations for her unborn grandchild.

The Magician's Elephant

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Jun 2010

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

An orphaned boy searches for his lost sister with the help of a mysterious elephant.

Nick of Time

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Jun 2010

written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended

Twelve year old Nick McIver discovers a time machine and travels to the past to assist England's navy to defeat Napoleon.

Madeleine Takes Command

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Jun 2010

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

Fourteen year old Madeleine de Vercheres demonstrates courage while defending her family's fort in New France during the French and Indian War.

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