a book with a twisty-turny plot and lots of surprises, like
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.
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.
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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a book to make you cry, like
A Corner of the Universe
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.
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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).
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.
a book about kids in unusual situations, like
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
A roller coaster of a novel about a boy with ADD. Very funny, very crazy, very good.
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.
An utterly charming book about a girl whose younger brother has autism.
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