Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

by Deanna J. McDaniel


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This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591584919
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Series: Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Deanna J. McDaniel is a Library Media Specialist, Genoa Middle School, Westerville City Schools, Ohio, with more than 30 years' library experience and a freelance researcher for Web Feet (Thomson Gale).

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Annotated Bibliography
Picture Books     1
Fiction     5
Historical Fiction     89
Mystery and Detective Stories     149
Fantasy     157
Science Fiction     217
Novels in Verse     227
Short Stories     231
Mythology     235
Poetry     239
Biography     241
Nonfiction     247
Author     261
Title     269
Subject     275
Series     307
Accelerated Reader     309
Reading Counts     313
Junior Library Guild     317

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