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Books Recommended for Adults and Youth

Read newspapers, magazines, comic books, recipes, road signs, maps, novels, poems, read the riot act, read my lips; reading improves your writing.

Reading serves as a model to all forms of the written word. While reading, your children are absorbing sentence structure, verse, syntax, genre, vocabulary, punctuation, voice and more.

Don't restrict your children to one or two familiar penned pieces, but broaden their horizons by reading outside everyone's comfort zone. By this, I mean, read material you may not necessarily select. By exploring new literature you stimulate, challenge and further develop your children's brain nurturing it with new ideas and points of view.

The list here is by no means exhaustive. Please send your literature suggestions to me at so that I may continue to build our library of literature.

I love to read and make it a part of my daily routine. I hope you do as well.

Be a Book Worm!

Tessie :)


Recommended Reading
Adult Literature
Youth Literature
Lawrence Hill, " The Book of Negroes"  

Authors - Janet and Allan Ahlberg,

All Titles

Noah Gordon, "The Physician"   Margery Williams - “The Velveteen Rabbit”
Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander"   Stan & Jan Berenstain, “ The Berenstain Bears”
Benjamin Hoff, "The Tao of Pooh"   Molly Bang, “The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher”
Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis, "The Boy in the Suitcase"   Michael Bond, “A Bear Called Paddington”
Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"   Dianna Bonder, “Accidental Alphabet”
Daniel Defoe, "Robinson Crusoe   Jan Brett, All Titles
F,Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"   Margaret Wise Brown, “The Runaway Bunny” & “Goodnight Room”
Arthur Miller, "The Crucible"   Virginia Lee Burton, “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” & “Katy and the Big Snow “
John Milton, "Paradise Lost"   Eric Carle, All Titles
    Roald Dahl, All Titles
    Wallace Edwards, “Monkey Business”
    Ian Falconer, “Olivia”
    Roger Hangreaves, “Mr. Sneeze”
    Ezra Jack Keats, “The Snowy Day”
    Mercer Mayer, All Titles
    A.A. Milne, “Pooh Bear Plot”
    Laura Joffe Numeroff, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”
& “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” & “ If You Give a Pig a Pancake”
    Barbara Reid, “Mother Goose”
    Margret & H.A. Rey, All Titles
    Richard Scarry, All Titles
    Jon Scieszka, “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!”
    Dr. Seuss, All titles
    Chris van allsburg, All Titles
    Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit”