Featured Books by Age Group
|1998 Books for Ages Up to Seven|
Suggested for ages 4 - 7
- I NEED A SNAKE
by Lynne Jonell
illustrated by Petra Mathers
- Robbie needs a snake—now. Mommy says snakes are scary. Mommy says he must wait, but Robbie can’t, so he finds some “snakes” that even Mommy agrees will make good pets.
Subjects: Imagination | Mothers
|1998 Books for Ages Seven to Ten|
Suggested for ages 7 - 10
- RIDING FREEDOM
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
illustrated by Brian Selznick
- A lively biographical novel describes the unconventional life of Charlotte Parkhurst, who ran away from an orphanage,
disguised herself as a boy, and went out west to become the first woman stagecoach driver.
Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life | Historical | Orphans
|1998 Books for Ages Ten to Fourteen|
Suggested for ages 12 - 14
- FIRE, BED & BONE
by Henrietta Branford
- Set in 1381, this is the story of “old dog,” a faithful companion and skilled hunter. Through her keen senses and loyal heart,
readers experience the joys and sorrows of life during England’s Peasants’ Revolt.
Subjects: Dogs | England | Middle Ages
|1998 Books for Ages Fourteen and Up|
Suggested for ages 13 - 16
- IF YOU COME SOFTLY
by Jacqueline Woodson
- Kindred spirits, Ellie and Miah find a peaceful closeness in their love for each other. Their only obstacle is the judgment of their
families and the world at large because they are different races.
Subjects: Interracial | New York (State) | Schools