Monday, March 5, 2012

Why Middle Grade Is Important

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
~ Margaret Fuller


  1. Wow, a lot of those titles bring back some memories. A Wrinkle in Time was the first book I remember really, truly falling in love with. I didn't want it to end, and I would lie awake at night trying to will myself to have dreams about it - of course if I could decide my dreams I'd never get out of bed. As the mom of a kid who's discovering all these books now, I have a whole new appreciation for them. (I'm currently sharing Dragonbreath fandom with both boys. Have you read them? So much fun, and the vocabulary is fantastic.)

    Thanks for the flashback. It made me smile :)

  2. There are definitely some books there that I loved as a kid, and a lot I've never read.

    I'll have to refer to this post when I'm looking for new books to read with my kids.

  3. This is a great list! Thanks Sheena. My seven year old is currently devouring all the Box Car Children books. He even walks down the hall with one of the books in front of his face, chuckling about something Benny said.

    The first chapter book all 4 of my children read was an abridgment of Robinson Crusoe. Watching their imaginations light up as they read that book was one of my Top 10 favorite experiences of motherhood.


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