5 books for kids of all ages
Five books intended for young readers – but good enough for the rest of us as well.
Is there any greater treat in life than a really good children's book? Here are five titles that will make you want to read over your children's shoulders.Skip to next paragraph
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4. Al Capone Shines My Shoes, by Gennifer Choldenko (Dial, 288 pp., $17.99). A 12-year-old is living on Depression-era Alcatraz Island in this “fast-paced adventure story.” (CSM
5. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, by Maryrose Wood (Balzer & Bray, 272 pp., $15.,99). This tale “pairs the Gothic humor and arch narration of a Lemony Snicket with a more benevolent worldview.” (CSM review 11/23/07)
Marjorie Kehe is the Monitor's book editor.