Featured Books by Age Group
|1999 Books for Ages Up to Seven|
Suggested for ages 3 - 6
- RED-EYED TREE FROG
by Joy Cowley
photographed by Nic Bishop
- Stunning high-speed photographs provide a
close-up look at the fascinating life of a
Central American rain forest tree frog. A
playful science book for the youngest readers.
Subjects: Frogs | Hylidae
|1999 Books for Ages Seven to Ten|
Suggested for ages 7 - 9
- TEA WITH MILK
by Allen Say
Walter Lorraine;ISBN: 0395904951;$17;1999
- The story of Say's parents, who grew up speaking English and who felt culturally alienated in Japan. Strikingly composed watercolors eloquently convey the contrast and conflict between cultures and the resulting emotional
isolation in this companion to Grandfather's Journey.
|1999 Books for Ages Ten to Fourteen|
Suggested for ages 10 - 13
- UNBROKEN: A NOVEL
by Jessie Haas
- Set in 1910 Vermont, this perceptive and satisfying story of understanding, patience and sympathy is told through orphaned Harriet's struggle to go to school, handle her obstreperous horse, and deal with her harsh, humorless Aunt Sarah.
Subjects: Death | Horses | Orphans
|1999 Books for Ages Fourteen and Up|
Suggested for ages 14 - 16
by Chris Lynch
- The story of three teenage friends, told in blank verse and prose, who struggle to stay together as one leaves for college and another collapses into madness.
Subjects: Death | Guns | Mental illness
|1999 Audio Books Too Good To Miss|
Suggested for ages 8 - 16
- HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE [AUDIOBOOK]
by J. K. Rowling
read by Jim Dale
Listening Library;ISBN: 0807281956;$45.95;1999
- The humor and drama of the orphaned Harry's life at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry is enhanced by a superb, fully voiced reading. The giant Hagrid, Professor McGonagall, and all the amazing characters peopling this fantasy world spring to life as Dale creates distinctive inflections using regional British accents in his vigorous interpretations of these soon-to-be classics.
Subjects: England | Friendship | Orphans | Schools | Witches | Wizards