by Eric Meisberger,
LBPH Reader Advisor
As summer rolls on, we here at Blogging Book Topics offer a few books for younger readers to get into. These titles range from the 1970s to the 2010s. From the frozen tundra, to Washington State in 1900, to a family vacation in Maine, these books are enjoyable for younger, and not-so-younger readers!
Julie of the Wolves
by Jean C George
DB 34451/ CL 9740
Julie, a 13-year-old Eskimo girl, runs away rather than agree to an arranged marriage. Lost and starving on the frozen tundra, she makes friends with a pack of wolves. Newbery Medal 1973. For grades 5-8.
by Judy Blume
The Tubmans and Hatchers are sharing a summer home in Maine, throwing together five-year-old Fudge, his older brother Peter, and Peter’s arch-enemy Sheila ‘Queen of Cooties’ Tubman for three long weeks! Mayhem becomes the order of the day as children, adults, and pets find themselves in one predicament after another. For grades 3-6. 1990.
The Trouble with May Amelia
by Jennifer L. Holm
Washington State, 1900. Living with seven brothers and a Finnish father who thinks girls are useless is difficult for twelve-year-old May Amelia. So May Amelia eagerly translates for her father when a man offers to buy their farm. Sequel to “Our Only May Amelia” (DB 50217). For grades 5-8. 2011.