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December 27, 2018

Two adventurous books for younger readers

Since most of my articles are aimed at adults, I wanted to give a couple of suggestions for younger audiences. “Code Name Verity” is aimed at those 12 and older while “From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” is for ages 8-12ish. The former shows us the strength of a solid friendship and the latter has two siblings merging their talents as they embark on an adventure. Both authors use letter writing as a way to tell the story.

One of the suggestions comes from Kirsten, the Children’s Librarian at the Black Earth Library. I...

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