For children: Once Upon a Northern Night

Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean Pendziwol Recommended by Kelsey Timmer Age range:  4-7 years Beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated, this engaging gem paints a poetic picture of a serene winter night. Summary from Amazon.com: In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft … Continue reading For children: Once Upon a Northern Night

For historical fiction fans: The Throwaway Children

The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe Recommended by Kristie Sadowsky Summary from GoodReads.com: Gritty, heartrending and unputdownable – the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War 2. Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a … Continue reading For historical fiction fans: The Throwaway Children