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Monday, January 11, 2010

In rapt attention...Part one

At a recent gathering of friends, I was thrilled and encouraged to find three of us listening in rapt attention to the 10-year daughter of our hostess as she rattled off a list of her favorite books.  To see such enthusiasm and joy of reading was wonderful and reminded me of how I have always felt about books.

We all feverishly took notes on her recommendations and I share them with you.  I hope that she and other readers I know will provide suggestions and reviews on favorite books to the store.

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli - a Newberry Award winner
"...a folk story about a boy, a very excitable boy. One that can outrun dogs, hit a home run off the best pitcher in the neighborhood, tie a knot no one can undo. "Kid's gotta be a maniac," is what the folks in Two Mills say."

Eragon series by Christopher Paolini. I've read the first one and saw the movie, but have 2 more to catch up on.
"When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself."

The Doll People by Ann Martin and Laura Godwin. Looks like one in a series...
"Passed down from one generation to the next, the Doll family has lived in the same dollhouse...for 100 years. While the world outside has changed, their own lives have not changed...with two significant exceptions. First, Auntie Sarah Doll suddenly and mysteriously disappeared 45 years ago...More recently, the modern, plastic Funcraft family has moved into Kate's little sister's room...focusing on Annabelle's and Tiffany Funcraft's risky mission to find Auntie Sarah, the authors provide plenty of action and suspense." Publishers Weekly

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