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Best Books of 2008 So Far

Amazon.com recently provided a list of the best books of the year so far. I reviewed two of the books earlier this year, so I thought it would be nice to revisit them:

A Visitor for BearA visitor for Bear

by Bonny Becker (Author), Kady Macdonald Denton (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

“… The vocabulary used in the story is sure to introduce new words to your child, and create a wonderful energy for a read-aloud story time. The story and its soft illustrations have such an honest and genuine feeling that you’ll be wanting to read it over and over again–as much as your child will! … ”

Click here for the full review.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

by Jeff Kinney

Reading level: Ages 9-12

” … It really captures the essence and shenanigans of a pre-teen. The diary feels so real that you feel Gregory’s pain of dealing with parents, the desire of being the popular kid, and the need to at times … be reasonable (if he must). …”

Click here for the full review.

There area couple of books that are included on the Best Books of 2008 list which I would really like to read:

The Underneath

The Underneath

by Kathi Appelt

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

by Jeanne Birdsall

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