Thankful for Books: Day 3


I’m thankful for: The Penderwicks

This jewel of a chapter book made me remember why I love realistic fiction.  Take four sisters, one dad and an overactive dog, send them on a summer trip, then add an interesting boy next door.  Result: the beginning of a timeless story.  I’ve never read a realistic book with characters as full of life as this one.  From Batty with her wings to the dramatic Jane, responsible Rosalind to athletic Skye, this is a book I recommend to students with rave reviews coming back every single time.  Don’t be fooled by the cover: it’s not a girl book.  It’s an everyone book.  Ages 7+.

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