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A Tangle of Knots
a book with a twisty-turny plot and lots of surprises, like
A Tangle of Knots



Holes
by Louis Sachar
Holes
Probably my hands-down favorite book. When Stanley is forced to dig one hole a day at Camp Green Lake, he discovers much more than dirt.
The Westing Game
The Westing Game 
by Ellen Raskin
It's a race to the finish for this eccentric group of neighbors to solve Sam Westing's murder and inherit his $200 million fortune. A brilliant puzzle of a novel.
Pie
Pie 
by Sarah Weeks
If you enjoy the mystery—and the recipes—in A Tangle of Knots, you'll love this sweet treat of a story. 
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Umbrella Summer

A Corner of the Universe 
by Ann M. Martin
Suggested Books 

I often get letters from children who wonder if I might recommend books to them. I love to suggest books! There are so many wonderful books in the world, there's no excuse not to be reading something. Here are just a few of my favorites.

If you're looking for . . .
Umbrella Summer
A Corner of the Universe
Okay for Now
A  story about 12-year-old Hattie, who lives in a boarding house in 1960. A perfect book to snuggle up with under the covers on a rainy day.
One of my favorite books of all time. Gilly is feisty and funny and often makes mistakes, and her inspiring story just might make you cry (like I do, every single time I read it).
Okay For Now
by Gary D. Schmidt
Doug Swieteck tells it like it is—whether he's talking about his good-for-nothing dad or his love for all things baseball. This book will make you laugh out loud one minute, and burst into tears the next.
The Great Gilly Hopkins
The Great Gilly Hopkins
by Katherine Paterson
The Thing About Georgie
a book about kids in unusual situations, like
The Thing About Georgie

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key 
by Jack Gantos
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
A roller coaster of a novel about a boy with ADD. Very funny, very crazy, very good.
How to Steal a Dog
How to Steal a Dog 
by Barbara O'Connor
Georgina Hayes may be homeless, but she hasn't lost her smarts. Read this glorious book about a girl who comes up with whopper of a plan to fix a terrible situation.
Rules
Rules 
by Cynthia Lord
An utterly charming book about a girl whose younger brother has autism.
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Got a reluctant reader? Check out some of my favorite picks for them here!