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3 Fantastic Book Recommendations
So excited for book recommendations! To start us off I have one recommendation for moms (or dads or any adult), one for children in upper elementary – middle school age, and one for children lower elementary school age!
Let’s get reading!
My Name is Memory, by Ann Brashares –
My Name is Memory weaves a tale of love between two souls searching for each other over centuries. Exploring the concept of past lives, Ann Brashares is able to paint a picture of lives across the world, challenging us to believe in the possibility of reincarnation. Are we drawn to people in this life based on experiences in our past lives? Even skeptics cannot ignore the beauty of this novel and the wonder and romance that it captures with each page.
Full disclosure – I do explore and believe in the possibility of past lives, as does my husband, so I found this novel especially thought-provoking and romantic. Anything is possible! When I finished this book I passed it along to my husband and it drew him in just as quickly.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (avg. grade 4-8)
My daughter, Emma, age 9, is rarely seen without a book in her hand. When I asked her for a book recommendation it took hours! Finally, she decided on this one!
The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a stunning piece of writing. Unforgettable characters, language that is so rich in imagination that makes your senses come alive. The rich, warm content teaches children empathy and to never forget to believe in magic.
The Rescue Princesses: The Moonlight Mystery, by Paula Harrison (avg. grade 1-3)
My 7 year old, Kayla, is bananas for princesses. Anyone relate? So when she found The Rescue Princesses she was thrilled! When we first brought Rescue Princesses home I compared the series to the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.
But parents, don’t be fooled by the princess theme. These girls may have pretty dresses and know how to curtsy, but they also have brains, drive and compassion. As they rescue animals in distress they support each other and are encouraged by the adults in their lives to follow their passion. Friendship and problem solving are powerful themes for these young readers!
Hope your family enjoys these amazing books for the whole family!
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