Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
A deathless man and a woman who loved tigers star in one of the most highly anticipated books of 2011.
The John Newbery Medal is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. The 2011 winners are worthy additions to any young reader's library and engaging enough to delight the rest of us as well.
From the tribulations of a governess whose young charges were literally raised by wolves to the perils of a young heroine set on saving her planet, here are the 8 children's/young adult titles that the Monitor's book reviewers considered the most outstanding this year. To assist you with your holiday shopping, each title here has a link that allows you to purchase the book – even as you help to support The Christian Science Monitor
Two young women, living in vastly different times, encounter the American Revolution.
An urban foster kid adapts to life on a small Maine island in this terrific new middle-grade novel.
"No more smuggling, no more shame," says one adult reader confessing to her passion for children's books.
Three terrific books for middle-grade readers.
Wry humor and Midwestern sensibility mark this Depression-era tale of Grandma Dowdel and her unorthodox ways.