An ever-growing list. I will post a new recommendation every Tuesday.

Picture Books:
- Rhoda's Rock Hunt by Molly Beth Griffin (Minnesota Historical Society Press): the story of a girl who keeps her pockets full and how she's able to let those rocks go in appreciation
- You Are My I Love You: this is my favorite sappy I-love-you-so-much-it-hurts book (fantastic for caregivers to read to their children)

Picture Books (non-fiction):

Strong Girls:
- Not One Damsel In Distress (story collection)

Lower Elementary (approximately ages 6-9):
- Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
- Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
- Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Upper Elementary (approximately ages 9-12):
- The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
- Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
- Holes by Louis Sachar

Middle School ages (approximately 12-15):
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Giver by Lois Lowry

On my to-read list:
- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

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