Macomb County libraries provide bookmarks in childhood reading (Part 3)

Today we continue with our series about book recommendations from Macomb County’s librarians. The following are recommendations from Deborah Motley, head of Public Services at the Romeo District Library:

Any Mo Willems because he speaks to simple emotions that kids can relate to.
The Bear Books by Karma Wilson (Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, etc.) encompass the repetitive nature in which kids can participate.
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer because kids can participate saying the animal sounds.

AmeliaEarly elementary:
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish for the sheer silliness of it.
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park because kids can relate to her experience.
Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne includes history, time travel and adventure! What could be better?

Upper elementary:
Current favorite is War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Kids like stories of overcoming adversity, and this also has historical overtones.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio for the same reasons as above, and I think kids can relate to feeling like an outsider.
Any Raina Telgemeier graphic novel format because there are situations kids can relate to.

From our teen librarian:

Middle school:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon – Kelly Barnhill
Pax – Sara Pennypacker
The Fourteenth Goldfish – Jennifer Holm
Furthermore – Tahereh Mafi

High school:
Ripple – Heather Smith Meloche
The Reader – Traci Chee
Still Life with Tornado – A.S. King
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
A Silent Voice (Manga Series) – Yoshitoki Oima

This post is part of a series that will run through the month of March on the Make Macomb Your Home blog. Deborah Motley is head of Public Services at the Romeo District Library

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