Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Stuck Inside Recommendations 21-30

On Facebook I started recommending a book a day for those stuck inside and looking for something good to read. I'm alternating between books published by Macmillan (my employer) and not. (Simply, because the vast majority of my reading is Macmillan books, it's really hard for me to not have this unbalance in any list I put together.) And I thought I'd pull together those recommendations every 10 days here, for people who I'm not Facebook friends with. These 10 books are all for kids of various ages!

Please buy books from independent bookstores! You can find your nearby indies here, or you can buy from bookshop.org or you can get audiobooks from Libro.fm. Those last two you either can get to through the website of an indie, and have part of your purchase go to that indie directly, or if you really don't know of one, any purchases made on those sites, even unaffiliated ones, will indirectly support independent bookstores. Bookstores are really struggling right now, from chains on down to the little guys, and right now, you have a lot of time to read! Seems like two great things that go great together.

Now, on with the list! While these are numbered, they are not ranked. I've starred the non-Macmillan books, and if I reviewed them, I'll link to the review. Every one of these books got a 5-star rating from me!

21. Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary*

22. A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner 

23. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell*

24. Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

25. Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt*

26. Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox

27. Best Friends by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

28. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois*

29. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz*

30. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrations by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell



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