Not Just for Kids

A Listmania! list by B.A. Buckwalter "Lancaster County Girl" (Northern VA)
The list author says: "Don’t buy into the belief that the juvenile literature section is just for kids. One of the best classes I took in graduate school was a course called “Children’s Literature.” The professor’s goal was to open our eyes as teachers to the depth of literature available for children. I found that many of the books on our reading list had messages at different levels. As an adult, I found one message while my students found different messages. If you are an avid reader, many of these books will be quick, easy reads. However, their message will leave a lasting imprint."
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
1.  The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Number the Stars
2.  Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
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The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics)
3.  The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics) by Jane Yolen
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
4.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
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Walk Two Moons
5.  Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
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Sarah, Plain and Tall
6.  Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
The list author says:
  "If you enjoyed this story, read the rest in the series they are just as good.  (Skylark, Caleb's Story, More Perfect than the Moon, Grandfather's Dance.)"
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Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
7.  Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
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Stone Fox
8.  Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza Books)
9.  Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza Books) by Jack Gantos
The list author says:
  "This story helped me understand the thinking and struggles of students with ADHD."
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Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics)
10.  Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics) by Bette Greene
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Ella Enchanted
11.  Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
12.  The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jiménez
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The Giver (Giver Quartet)
13.  The Giver (Giver Quartet) by Lois Lowry
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Fever 1793
14.  Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Homeless Bird
15.  Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Awards))
16.  The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Awards)) by Jeanne Birdsall
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Dancing Shoes (The Shoe Books)
17.  Dancing Shoes (The Shoe Books) by Noel Streatfeild
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Soup
18.  Soup by Robert Newton Peck
The list author says:
  "You will not stop laughing."
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Hattie Big Sky
19.  Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
The list author says:
  "I laughed.  I cried.  I learned an important history lesson.   I put down the book wanting more and pondering all that had taken place.  Bravo Kirby Larson."
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Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind (Readers Circle)
20.  Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind (Readers Circle) by Suzanne Fisher Staples
The list author says:
  "All three books in this trilogy are amazing."
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Is The Giver appropriate for a class of 10-year-olds? 73 Sep 16, 2014
Does Jonas die? 25 Aug 6, 2014
E-Book broken, last pages missing 4 May 5, 2014
Number the Stars movie? 9 Mar 6, 2014
Need something besides The Giver 4 May 30, 2013
Jonas and Gabriel? (probably Messenger spoilers) 2 Jan 30, 2012
Looking for a children's book 1 Jun 17, 2011
Why do they always ruin my favorite books by turning them into movies! 3 Apr 9, 2011
Good Book 3 Mar 30, 2011
Which Newberry Award Winner for a Third Grader 0 Dec 8, 2010
Is 'Hattie Big Sky' too 'old' for a 10-year old? 0 Dec 17, 2009
My 11 1/2 year daughter likes nonscary, cheerful, light, humorous, realistic, modern-day fiction. Thanks! 0 Mar 21, 2009
 
   

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B.A. Buckwalter "Lancaster County Girl" (Northern VA)
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Last updated: 7/10/10
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