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!
A 6-year-old kindergartner want fantasy books and lots of ‘em! She most liked My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Giles. What should it be?
We say this most excellent book:
Do be warned that it is a little bit scary for some of us (the cat is pretty mean and creepy), but it’s also oh so excellent. She might, too, want to look at The Secrets of Droon (which is not exactly excellent in the sense that you, as a grownup, will enjoy reading it, but no doubt the child will find it excellent).
But this book is so great and strange, it's worth a try. No doubt you all have lots of other options for this ambitious kid—let's hear them.