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!
We got an email from a children’s librarian (!) who is also looking for fantasy novels for her 6-year-old, a girl who can read well but is skittish about scary things. She’s loved Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Cat Wings series, Dragon’s Child, the Magic Tree House series, and is partial to funny books, and books about animals.
We thought on this for a while and once again came up with this
It’s a bit sticky sweet, but sometimes that’s what is called for. It’s tough for early readers; their skills are there but their hearts are young. Books like The Borrowers might also fit the bill. I do feel a little at sea with this one, as though there is the perfect book out there but my pre-vacation brain is too fried to find it. Anyone have an idea?