For those of you who don't read a lot of books, this post may be boring...but, I wanted to share my love of children's literature by posting my top 5 books in the children's lit category. I want to let you all know that just because it is children's literature does not mean that it is for children. These books deal with adult situations and show how children might deal with them. The writing is terrific in all five of these books. I read some of them in my children's lit class from 2 years ago and have re-read all of them. I really hope that some of you go out and get these books and then tell me what you thought about them. Most of them are quick reads and will leave you thinking about them for a long time! Look them up on the links I leave to read a summary. I would not share these unless I was sure many others would enjoy them!
The Giver-Lois Lowry
Number the Stars- Lois Lowry
The City of Ember- Jeanne DuPrau
Walk Two Moons- Sharon Creech
The Devil's Arithmetic- Jane Yolen
Please let me know if any of you read them! I would love to start a book club too. Anyone interested?