This is the universally appealing story of how a wayward wooden puppet becomes a real boy. Originally published in 1883, this endearing story about an Italian puppet’s search for real boyhood through trial and consequences for his poor choices, is loved by children the world over. The story has been translated into more than two hundred fifty languages.
Reading Level: Ages 8-10
Read Aloud: Ages 6 and up
The story of Robin Hood is one of England’s most famous legends. Its appeal is its tale of the universal desire for fairness and justice, especially in times of tyranny. This version, compiled from classic versions of the tale, including Joseph Cundall’s British version of 1842, retains the high adventure of the hero expressed in rich language delivered through the eyes of a schoolboy telling the story of Robin Hood to his
classmates. Historical events from the days of Robin Hood are also included. The famous artist Greg Ruhl’s elegant illustrations captivate the heart of the reader with images that make the story come alive in a child’s imagination.
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Read Aloud: Ages 7-10
Release: Fall 2017
This beloved adventure novel, written by perhaps the greatest children’s author of all time, Robert Louis Stevenson, is a must-read for all youngsters. It chronicles the adventures of a motley cast of characters as they search for a vast buried treasure. The hero and narrator of the tale is the courageous young son of an innkeeper, Jim Hawkins, who increasingly exhibits good judgment and wisdom as the story progresses.
Read aloud- Age 8 and up, Reading Level- Age 10 and up