I’m touched. I’m sheepish. I’m honored. A fellow blogger has seen fit to nominate this humble blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. When I began my posts a little over two years ago, I wanted to share my love of children’s and young people’s literature, and the world of libraries, with people everywhere. To my delight, it seems I have been successful. Even when life, duty, and family preclude writing as often as I would like, it is gratifying to know that readers appreciate my offerings.
To show my gratitude, here are a few timeless treasures that are must-reads for children of any age–and for the child in all of us.
City Dog has just moved to the country. While enjoying the freedom of being able to romp as he pleases without a leash, he meets Country Frog. The two become fast friends, and spend the spring and summer playing City Dog and Country Frog games. This warm, delightful tale is destined to become a classic friendship story.
Catherine wants what any twelve-year-old girl wants: to be able to live a normal life, have friends, and be able to invite people home without embarrassment. However, that isn’t easy with an autistic younger brother. So, to prevent uncomfortable situations, Catherine devises a list of rules for David. But her perception changes when she meets a severely disabled boy.
Ida Mae loves flying, but there are obstacles. The year is 1941, this is the South, and she is Black. But then she learns of an opportunity: to “pass for” white and join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Ida Mae enthusiastically becomes a member of the program, but discovers that her path is not an easy one.