Jeremy's Kids Books Recommendations

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The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9780765335494
Availability: OUT OF PRINT - Not Available for Order
Published: Tor Teen - October 14th, 2014

Demand that I hand you a book that offers action, humor, charm, wit, great writing, an authentic historical setting, and magic of the faerie sort and you will receive THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN by Ben Tripp. When servant is mistaken for his master, who just happens to a be a notorious bandit, he discovers that he must honor a promise made to a faerie princess while evading the pursuit of a dangerous lawman, and saving the world, of course. This stylish adventure will delight all ages!

Dorothy Must Die Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062280671
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: HarperCollins - April 1st, 2014

When Amy Gumm is swept away from her tiny Kansas town to Oz, she's
thrilled to escape the drudgery of life at home. But the Oz she lands in
differs significantly from the movies and the books. As Amy makes her
way down the famous yellow brick road, she learns that the heroes of the
book have become twisted versions of themselves: the Scarecrow performs
terrible operations, sewing magical creatures together; the Tin Man now
runs the Emerald City's secret service, terrorizing all who come across
his path; and the Cowardly Lion is now a vicious animal feeding on the
fears of his prey. And why have they changed? To serve the great and
terrible Dorothy, who is using the ruby slippers to steal all the magic
in Oz. To save them all, Amy must join the forces of wickedness and
Dorothy must die.

Fast-paced, clever, and addictive, the first book in this new series will excite young and old readers.

We Need a Horse Cover Image
By Sheila Heti, Clare Rojas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781936365401
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: McSweeney's - July 12th, 2011

The best books for kids teach them about life and death. Think about CHARLOTTE'S WEB, THE GIVING TREE, and OLD YELLER. These books inspire intense emotions and help young readers answer questions they have about the world.

Sheila Heti's magnificent book for children, WE NEED A HORSE, addresses the metaphysics of life, death and all the meaning made in between. A horse asks the questions we all have: Who am I? Why am I here? What is this for? And then accepts the answers with grace.

I love this book. It is perfect for children and adults looking for answers.

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