This feature, in which we recommend books based on what you tell us
in an email, is going to be around throughout our summer vacation. I am
trying to catch up on all the kind people who have been patiently
waiting for a recommendation. If you have specific questions, needs,
or desires (my child is a reluctant reader who loves carnage but hates
cats) send it to us here,
and we will do our best to recommend the right book for you. And, as
always, please don’t hesitate to put in your own recommendations!
This one is a girl, aged 5, who loved Ivy and Bean, Sister Magic, but shied away from Clementine and Ramona. Also: an avid reader. Her mom can’t keep up, so the more you guys offer up, the better. She’s looking for chapter books that are sweet and unsophisticated.
I identified with this one quite a bit, and thought of a number of options. There are the Betsy-Tacy books, the Borrowers, and the Girls to the Rescue series, but, even though I am repeating myself, here’s my pick:
Yes, I’ve railed against them as crack for girls, but at the same time, doesn’t that also apply to cupcakes? And who’s against those?
I hope she likes it, and that her mother doesn’t hate me!