Summary from GoodReads.com Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been … Continue reading A psychological fiction based on a true story: Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis
What Should Danny Do? by Ganit & Adir Levy Age range: 4-10 years What Should Danny Do are read aloud interactive books that teach ages 4 to 10 the power of choice as well as the consequences for each. Each choice your child makes leads to a different ending to the story; teaching lessons on … Continue reading For children: What Should Danny Do?
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
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
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert Recommended by Diane, who called it an "interesting story with a side of history." Summary from GoodReads.com: This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel … Continue reading For historical fiction fans: Moloka’i
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Recommended by the Beulah-Hazen Bookworm Book Club Summary from kristinhannah.com: In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France… but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of … Continue reading For historical fiction fans: The Nightingale