Junior Fiction (6-12 years)

Following toddlerhood, pre-teen years are most formative in creating good reading habits and placing high quality books in children’s hands is an important role in assisting their development. Here you’ll find my recommendations on books which I believe would be great to have around and grow up with.

"The Bee-Man of Orn" one man's quest to find his destiny, by Frank Stockton, illustrated by P.J. Lynch Junior Fiction (6-12 years) Junior Fiction (6-12 years)

“The Bee-Man of Orn” one man’s quest to find his destiny, by Frank Stockton, illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Many stories are centred around a man’s quest to search for some philosophical truth about our existence. Few stories, however, are as compelling as “The Bee-man of Orn” (by Candlewick …

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"The Silent Child", by Cécile Roumiguière illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe, how one child's fear silences her voice Junior Fiction (6-12 years) Junior Fiction (6-12 years)

“The Silent Child”, by Cécile Roumiguière illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe, how one child’s fear silences her voice

“The Silent Child” (its Russian edition “Молчаливое дитя” shown here) is a book that made my jaw drop. I have over a thousand children’s books in my home library and …

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