Category Archives: Classic

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Unconditional Recommendation: Despite differing social classes, misunderstandings, ridiculous family members, prejudice and pride, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy fall in love.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 344
Published: 1813

Genre: Romance, Classic Continue reading

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Unconditional Recommendation: A story of mystery, transformation and new life for a neglected young girl, her fearful cousin, and an abandoned garden.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Stand Alone
Paperback:  358 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (originally published in 1911)

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Cheaper by the Dozen

by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Unconditional Recommendation: A hilarious and endearing collection of stories about efficiency experts, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, and their growing household of twelve children.

Age: All Ages
Series: Stand Alone
Hardcover: 237 pages
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company (1948)

Genre: Memoir, Comedy Continue reading

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1)

A Wrinkle In Timeby Madeleine L’Engle

Unconditional Recommendation: With classic themes of family, friendship, courage, self-acceptance, and good triumphing over evil, this book is a mind-bending sci-fi fantasy sure to stretch the reader’s imagination.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Time Quintet #1
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1962)
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Award: John Newberry Award

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