Hello! It's been awhile. Mark and I recently decided to start something new in the Children's Room, Christie's Picks and Mark's Picks. I have spent a large part of my life in book "research" (meaning, carrying books with me everywhere and reading them any spare moment I can find) so why not share my favorites with those who are looking for new books.
My first list is five books for twelve year olds. They are a mix of books that I read when I was twelve and books that I have read in the past year or two.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The perfect book for any free spirit, or someone who strives to be one.
Under Sea, Over Stone by Susan Cooper
A classic tale of the battle between good and evil, centered around the quest of three siblings to find the Holy Grail.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
A great adventure story at sea about a very daring girl!
The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
This quirky and hilarious book is about two children who are on a mission to solve the mystery of a missing magician.
Redwall by Brian Jacques
In the first book of an amazing series, animals have to protect the peaceful Redwall Abbey from an evil one-eyed rat.
How many of these books have you read? What books would you add to the list?