Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Eight of the best books for elementary schoolers

Whitney Collins is the author of The Hamster Won't Die: A Treasury of Feral Humor and the creator and editor of two humor sites -- errant parent and The Yellow Ham.

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog she tagged eight of the best books for for elementary schoolers, including:
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Milo’s a bored little boy who thinks there’s nothing interesting about life. That is, until he drives through a magical tollbooth in his room and heads toward Dictionopolis, where he meets the Whether Man, goes through the Doldrums, teams up with a watchdog named Tock, and encounters all sorts of otherworldly characters and places, such as the Mountains of Ignorance and twin princesses Rhyme and Reason. This droll and witty fantasy is the perfect introduction to wordplay and irony for young readers.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Phantom Tollbooth is a book Cristina GarcĂ­a hopes parents will read to their kids and one of Rebecca Stead's favorite classic American novels for children that may be overlooked outside of the US.

--Marshal Zeringue