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  • Charlene Yang

    GeekDad: 67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10 by Erik Wecks

  • Heidi Corbett

    After reading Charlotte's Web we decided to work our way through EB White. Kids loved this too!

  • stephanie

    Stuart Little is the story of a mouse-shaped boy on an adventure. Read it to your kids before they see the movie if you want them to appreciate its quiet, magical tone.

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I have read this one several times. A heart-breaking store, but the prose that Janet Fitch uses is so beautiful and is like none other I've ever read.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society. Suspenseful and heartwarming -- reminds me that imagination is key to enjoying life :)

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Book Review: Wonder by RJ Palacio - Excellent middle grade book about a book that overcomes adversity and the friends and family that help. Well worth reading. Would make a good family reading book during the summer. (click through for the longer review.)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore - In a fantasy world where some people are born with graces - special abilities - young Katsa is "graced" with the ability to kill and at the king's mercy to use her power as he wishes, until she meets Prince Po...First in a series