Monday, December 31, 2012

January Book Display

For the month of January, we'll be highlighting our extensive collection of children's historical fiction. I've been working in this field for many years, and I continue to love some of my old favorites in this genre---Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski, and The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth Speare, to mention a few.  But, I have to admit, I think the books just keep getting better and better.  City of Orphans and Seer of Shadows are two great new offerings from Avi, the Richard Peck series that begins with A Long Way From Chicago was a classic the moment it was published in 1998, Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse brought me to tears in its description of Dust Bowl life in the 1930's, and The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr is one of my favorite read-alouds.  And that's just a few! Come on in and take a look--there are some wonderful books here.

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