Books read for the first time are marked with a #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(free online book)
"The Interior Castle"
"Class-ified Information: Tziporah"
"Class-ified Information: Goldie"
"Class-ified Information: Naomi"
by M.C. Millman
[children's/young teen fiction, Jewish, series]
These books are companion volumes, each covering
the same time period (a year in 8th grade) from the
first-person viewpoint of a different girl in the class,
and can be read in any order. Certain incidents which
take center stage in some books may get just a brief mention, or none at all, in others.
Also, each girl's home life is different, of course.
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling"
"The Yada Yado Prayer Group Gets Decked Out"
by Neta Jackson
[Christian fiction, Protestant, multi-denominational
"The Ballad of Lucy Whipple"
by Karen Cushman
[children's fiction, historical]
"The Music Box Test"
"The Paper Route Treasure"
by Marcia Hoehne
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant, no denomination specified, emphasis more on mysteries than on religion.]
"The Mother-Daughter Book Club"
"Much Ado About Anne"
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's books, series, interesting for adults as well]
I wish there had been Mother-Daughter Book Clubs when I was a kid. There were enough mothers and daughters for such a club right on my block; even right in my building. Perhaps we would have called it The Commodore Mother-Daughter Book Club, since the building's name was The Commodore.
by Lois Lenski
"In Trouble Again, Zelda Hammersmith?"
"Zelda Strikes Again"
"Here Comes Zelda Claus
And Other Holiday Disasters"
by Lynn Hall
"Listening for Madeleine:
A Portrait of
in Many Voices" #
by Leonard S. Marcus
"Why Did They Name It?"
by Hannah Campbell
by Johanna Spyri
translated by Charles Tritten
by L. Leslie Brooke
(free online book)
"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis