Posts Tagged ‘Ages 8-12.’

The Borrowers

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
by Mary Norton
The six-inch high Clock family lives under the floorboards of the kitchen and makes a living “borrowing” things from the humans that live above them. The worst possible thing that could happen happens when the daughter, Arrietty, is seen by a human boy. The two strike up an unusual friendship, and the family soon learns to trust him. But even the best of intentions go awry when the housekeeper starts noticing things gone missing. Recommended for ages 8-12.

The End of the Beginning

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
by Avi, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
The End of the Beginning
Avon the snail loves to read adventure stories. Unhappy with his own life, he sets off down his branch in search of thrilling adventure and finds plenty with the help of his new friend, Edward the ant. Brimming with witty and insightful dialog, the story is a joy to read for both old and young. Recommended for ages 8-12.