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 Sonderbooks 90

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Welcome to Sonderbooks, an e-zine of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.
In this site, you can find good books for yourself or for friends.
You can hear about books to read, talk about books you've read, and order your own copies.
Subscribe, and I'll notify you when I've posted the next issue, approximately every three weeks.
Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.

Happy New Year!
For this issue, I'm starting off with a selection of books with daily readings to get you through the year.
I've also added a new section to the website:  Children and Books.
You can think of it as either a weblog or a series of essays about reading to children and children reading.
I'll add to it every time I post an issue of Sonderbooks.
Today's entry is about starting out, getting a toddler to like books.

Happy reading!

January 10, 2005

Daily Readings

*****A Year With C. S. Lewis, by C. S. Lewis
***Finding Time for Serenity, by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
***Poem a Day, Volume 2, edited by Laurie Sheck
***A Writer's Book of Days, by Judy Reeves


*****The Inescapable Love of God, by Thomas Talbott
****If Grace Is True, by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland
****There Are No Shortcuts, by Rafe Esquith
  ***Selling Women Short, by Liza Featherstone
***In Search of the World's Worst Writers, by Nick Page
***Sahara, by Michael Palin
***Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover, by Bob Greene


***Deck the Halls, by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Young Adult Fiction

***Snow-Walker, by Catherine Fisher

Children's Nonfiction

  ***On Writing for Children and Other People, by Julius Lester
***Gilgamesh the Hero, by Geraldine McCaughrean
***Poop, by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Neal Layton

Children's Fiction

***The Legend of Spud Murphy, by Eoin Colfer

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction):  ****The Prince of the Pond, by Donna Jo Napoli

Picture Book Pick

****Bittle, by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Quotation of the Week

“Story makes us more human to each other.”

—Julius Lester in On Writing for Children and Other People

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