Cammie McGovern

As the younger sister of an adored (sometimes overly perfect) sister, discovering Ramona and Beezus and the gang on Klikitat Street was a life-changer for me. More

Charlotte’s Web

Considered a classic of children’s literature; a novel of friendship, love, life, and death. More

Beezus and Ramona

Newbery Medal winner; humorous and beloved tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. More

Mary Karr

I read to save my life, to take communion, to enter a community of fellow sufferers and rejoicers. More

Bridge to Terabithia

Newbery Medal–winning novel; a true modern classic and touchstone of children’s literature. More

Howl’s Moving Castle

This popular novel stars one of the most beloved and charismatic characters in children’s literature. More

Wild Swans

Popular bestseller that has sold more than 13 million copies. More

Dodger

Michael L. Printz Honor Book from bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett; rich with humor and wisdom. More

Journey to Jo’burg

Groundbreaking book set in South Africa during the apartheid era and banned by its government. More

Sounder

Newbery Award–winning book that became an influential children’s work on race and class. More

Monster

Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award and the Coretta Scott King Award. More

Tessa Duder

This week, I’ve been with Elena Ferrante in Naples, travelling The Silk Roads with Peter Frankopan... More