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hugo cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a fantastic novel written by Brian Selznick. He tells the story of Hugo Cabret; an orphan living in Paris, France. Brian Selznick tells Hugo's story in not just words, but PICTURES!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Lovely Bones

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. A crime story told from the point-of-view of an autistic boy. His perceptions are as, or more, fascinating than solving the crime! My favorite Mark Haddon book.

The Marvels

The Marvels

The Marvels illustrated and written by Brian Selznick (BL: - MY - Points:

animal-farm-shepard — Designspiration

Animal Farm – the history of a revolution that went wrong – is George Orwell’s brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power with cover image by street artist turned art professional, Shepard Fairey.

Bridge to Terabithia - HarperCollins

If You Love Harry Potter, You Have to Read These 10 Fantasy Classics

In honor of Banned Books Week here's a few novels you can pull out of the attic in order to stick it to the man.

The great summer reading flowchart. Use it to pick what you should read this summer!

101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'

A summer reading flow chart from the folks at Daily Infographic. For those of you who don't know what to read next

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - examples of Bildungsroman

The Catcher in the Rye is the ALLTIME Classic teen book. OK, Holden Caulfield is rich and negative. His time in New York is journey into maturity. Read it. Don't shoot anybody with the book in your pocket or I will revoke your library card!

If you like Harry Potter then youll aslo like these books 26 Books for Kids (and adults) Who Love Harry Potter

If your kids are big Harry Potter fans like mine, here are 26 books similar to Harry Potter they’ll also love and are highly recommended by Melissa of Imagination Soup.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Classic Book Cover Graphic on 100% Preshrunk Cotton Tee Shirt

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Classic Book Cover Graphic on 100% Preshrunk Cotton Tee Shirt

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit, in a chilling novel of a frightening near-future world.

Number the Stars (1989) by Lois Lowry.  The book is set in Copenhagen during the Holocaust. It follows a family who is good friends with a family of Jews. When the Germans plan to get rid of all the Jews, the family decides to help them to safety. They take them to a family home by the sea and smuggle them off to Sweden until the war ends.

Number The Stars, Lois Lowry I remember reading this back in third grade. A very, very good book.

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own -- populated by heroes and monsters.

The Book of Lost Things-John Connolly-A+++-Read it, run now and get this book. An adult fairytale from a unique perspective, so very imaginative.

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Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

With this book coming out in a movie in theaters, I think it's pertinent to read. I haven't read it yet, but it's on my "To Read" shelf in Goodreads.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer {if something is easy to find, it's not worth finding.