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MercatorNet: Reading Matters 2016 Gift List

MercatorNet: Reading Matters 2016 Gift List
Reading Matters 2016 Gift List

Reading Matters 2016 Gift List

This year's list has a new twist.
Jennifer Minicus | Dec 13 2016 | comment 

Kids – and adults – love book series. For parents with avid young readers, keeping up with the demand for quality literature poses a happy but sometimes challenging predicament. That’s why this year our recommended gift list focuses on trilogies and series – old and new - that we believe will appeal to children of all ages. Just follow the links for details. A big thank you to Jane Fagan and Jocelyne Freundorfer for their input!
Preschool/Picture Books
Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson
Curious George by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey
Little Tim by Edward Ardizzone
Journey by Aaron Becker
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Beginner Readers/Easy Chapter Books
Betsy and Eddie series by Carolyn Haywood
Cam Jansen by David Adler
Cody Series by Tricia Springstubb
The Field Trip/Museum Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
My Father’s Dragon (trilogy) by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat
Sprout Street Neighbors by Anna Alter

Middle Grade Readers
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
First Farm in the Valley by Anne Pellowski
The Five Little Peppers by Margaret Sidney
Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Littles by John Peterson
Mister Max (trilogy) by Cynthia Voigt
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Patria Trilogy by Daniel McInerny
Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda
The Star of Deltora by Emily Rodda
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (trilogy) by Joan Aiken
Pre- and Young Teens
The 100 Cupboards (trilogy) by N.D. Wilson
Crispin (trilogy) by Avi
Lad, a Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
The Land of Elyon by Patrick Carman
Little Women (Little Men, Jo’s Boys) by Louisa May Alcott
The Hornblower Saga by C.S. Forester
My Side of the Mountain (trilogy) by Jean Craighead George
The Narnia Series by C. S. Lewis
The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
The Ranger’s Apprentice by John A. Flanagan
The Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Vesper Holly Series by Lloyd Alexander
The Eagle of the Ninth Trilogy by Rosemary Sutcliff
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Matilda Saga by Jackie French
The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Seven Series - Orca Book Publishers (various authors)
Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
New Series – Having read the first, we anxiously await the sequel!
Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick (sequel to be released in January 2017)
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
The Styx Trilogy by Rose Corcoran
A former teacher, Jennifer Minicus is currently a full-time wife and mother.

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This year's list has a new twist.
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