Three lovely books for your capable reader to enjoy. Heart-warming and charming, these are good as summer reads or school year treats. A sibling book, a dog book, and a quiet adventure story.
Readers / Literature
The light-hearted story of an all-girl family in a crowded section of New York City at the turn of the 19th century.
Two children discover the remains of a lake long since dried up and forgotten, the ruins of once-elegant homes that stood along its shore . . . and two fascinating old people who remember the glory years. Charming.
DiCamillo. Newbery Honor. Because of Winn-Dixie, a big, ugly, happy dog, 10-year-old Opal learns 10 things about her long-gone mother from her preacher father. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal makes new friends among the somewhat unusual residents of her new hometown, Naomi, Florida. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to find her place in the world.